We all know that first impressions go a long way. Yet, the foyers of many homes are often overlooked as just a pass-through space. Here we’ve compiled a list of suggestions to help you channel your inner interior decorator and transform that foyer from forgettable to fabulous!
Get creative. Don’t be afraid to paint the walls an unexpected color! Cooler colors can provide relief from the warm sun outside, while warmer colors are more inviting. Add an extra pop with patterned wallpaper or an accent wall for a true foyer with flair.
Reflect your taste. Hang a mirror to give the illusion of a larger space, to bring in light from across the room or to show off attractive features on the opposite wall.
Be true to you. Don’t forget to add your own personal touch, from family portraits, to heirlooms, to personal accessories.
Play with lighting. Lighting makes all the difference and can really set the mood, so take advantage of dimmers with adjustable brightness. While you want the foyer to be well-lit and welcoming, don’t make the entrance glaringly bright. For that wow factor, add a chandelier. Find the perfect fit by experimenting with different heights and lighting fixtures.
Accessorize. Arrange artwork or photographs to create a gallery wall, showcase a sculpture or place catch-all trays on the foyer table for a functional and attractive style. It’s the details that will really tie the room together.
Connect with Mother Nature. Add life into the space by bringing the outdoors in. Placing plants in the foyer will create a seamless transition between outside and the rest of your home. If you have high ceilings, the foyer is a great spot for tall plants that take up minimal floor space.
Don’t let your foyer leave the wrong first impression. Welcome people to your home with an attention-getting entrance, not another pass-through space.