What is the first thing you do after greeting guests at the front door?
Escort them through your foyer into your home. The entryway should make a statement, reflecting your style and offering an intriguing glimpse of what lies beyond the hallway.
There are many ways to enhance your entryway. Choose the design that appeals to you most and fits with the rest of your house, as the foyer serves as an introduction to your abode.
Design an eye-catching foyer with contrasting light and dark details. Dark accents draw the eye, and are balanced out by a soothing white background. Incorporate black, deep red, or brown artwork and woodwork. Play with the amount of dark and light details, as you don’t want an overly gloomy or blinding foyer.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Who is the fairest of them all? It is always better to step out of the house knowing your hair and clothing are in place. Hanging a mirror right next to your front door eliminates the need to dash back into your closet or bathroom to do a last minute outfit check. Mirrors also create the illusion that the room is larger, which is especially useful in a narrow hallway. Furthermore, mirrors can easily be paired with flowers and pieces of art.
Foyers can be simplistic if that is your style preference. Rustic tables and paintings on canvas give the hallway a humble feel. Décor can be minimal, and guests will be encouraged to move away from the door and into larger rooms in your home if you keep the entrance simple.
…Or Elegant Entrance?
Otherwise, a grand entrance with a grand staircase and chandelier can give the foyer a palatial feel. Ornate railings, fancy furniture, and classic artwork create high class space that seems fit for royalty.
Is your foyer ready for all the guests coming this holiday season?