Enhance Your Entryway

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.

Eye-Catching Contrast

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.

Contemporary Staircase by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators AM Dolce Vita
Contemporary Entry by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Jodie Rosen Design
Contemporary Hall by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Designers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

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.

Traditional Entry by Tiburon Interior Designers & Decorators Cecilie Starin Design Inc.
Industrial Entry by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators jamesthomas, LLC
Contemporary Entry by Las Vegas Interior Designers & Decorators P. Scinta Designs, LLC

Simple Space…

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.

Eclectic Entry by Great Falls Interior Designers & Decorators NF interiors
Transitional Entry by Los Angeles Artists & Artisans Blue Tangerine Art
Traditional Staircase by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators McCann Associates Inc.

…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.

Traditional Entry by The Woodlands Architects & Designers JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction
Traditional Entry by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators HERMOGENO DESIGNS
Traditional Entry by Dallas General Contractors Isler Homes

Is your foyer ready for all the guests coming this holiday season?

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