The foyer is the first place guests will see when they walk through your front door.
Rather than having this area be an afterthought, we’ve put together three ideas to make your foyer an inviting space that’ll set the tone for the rest of your home.
Less is More
Entryways have a tendency to attract clutter. Think jackets, backpacks, shoes, mail, you name it.
That’s why it’s important to not only incorporate functional but aesthetically-pleasing design and storage solutions into the space.
If your foyer is a place where you check the mail, add a small bin to collect those envelopes and flyers.
If your foyer is where you kick off your shoes, organize them in an unobtrusive shoe bin.
You get the idea.
The goal, when decorating a foyer is to pair convenience and function with design.
Which leads us to the “less is more” approach to decorating.
No matter if your foyer is a seemingly unused space or the main vein of your home, you’ll want to find ways to blend this area with the other rooms in your house to create a sense of cohesion.
Pull in color schemes from nearby rooms, infuse architectural similarities, and use the same flooring to tie the overall look and design together.
If you want to add a special touch to your foyer, consider a statement piece light fixture. This is a great way to add flare and extra light without taking up valuable floor or storage space.
Create a Place to Sit
The foyer is a place where you’ll take your shoes on and off, go through your mail, or store some basic everyday items that you can’t leave home without.
That’s why it’s a good idea to add a bench or a place to sit in the entryway of your home.
If you want to maximize the functionality of the bench and the space in the area, consider buying one with extra storage to keep clutter at bay.
Whether it’s a bench with built in storage (one that hinges at the top) or adding baskets underneath to keep everything in its place, creating an area to sit will add a layer of convenience to your entryway.
Add a Mirror
More times than not, the entryway of a home has minimal lighting. But, no matter the size of your entryway, adding a mirror to the space is a great way to reflect light and make the area feel bigger and more open.
When adding a mirror to your entryway, make sure it’s positioned directly across from the light source. Doing so will magnify the light and make the space feel bigger and brighter.
Plus, if you have custom wood window shutters for the windows in your entryway, you’ll be able to adjust the amount of light that streams into the space as well.
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