Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.
Everyone wants an entry to their home that shouts “welcome home” when they step in the door. Whether your foyer is large or small their are many things that you can do to get that feel.
Begin your entry project by choosing a palette that will be assorted. Which color will be dominant and which will be used as accents. Will you add color on our wall with paint or wallpaper?
Would you like to use a bold splash of color-like the red door?
Or perhaps you’d like to keep your color palette a little more “black and white”?
Using neutral colors appeal to those who like the option of changing it up .
Those who aren’t afraid to commit to using wild and crazy colors go for pink…
Lighting is a very important for setting the right mood so don’t forget how crucial it is to the ambience of your foyer-especially since most don’t have a lot of windows. There are several ways to add lighting fixtures to this space:
A pendant lamp or chandelier are the perfect choices for overhead fixtures in a foyer. Just make sure they clear the door, have plenty of clearance for your tall guests and compliment fixtures in adjacent areas.
Using the same pendant lighting in different areas
If you have space, a lamp or two on a table or console creates a welcoming glow. If you don’t have room for lamps how about sconces?
Table lamp and sconce combo
A pair of simple lamps
Lamps that make a statement!
Mirrors make a great focal point for your foyer-especially if your go BIG. In my own home I have a large floor mirror resting against one wall. (It makes men who visit crazy because they think it needs to be hung up on the wall!) There are no design rules when it comes to mirrors in your foyer-you can match the frame to the furniture in this area or mix it up.
Going big over a small console
Going small over a large console
A matching combo…
Or mixing it up.
My personal favorite for making men crazy-the floor mirror!