You should not judge a book by its cover—but we think it's fair to judge a home by its foyer. Whether it is a grand house or a tiny apartment with a nook by the door, your home's entry is the first thing visitors see when they step inside your house and the sight that welcomes your home every day. It is a tough choice to make when decorating this space.
CREATE A FOCAL POINT
Beautiful Sculpture of Buddha with beautiful lighting at the focal point. I always give stress on creating a focal point while designing any space. Whether it is a bedroom or living room, whether it a dining area or a family lounge, there has to be something where your eyes are naturally drawn. Having something beautiful and thoughtful as soon as you enter the house will definitely make you feel good.
Mirrors are so magical, small and narrow spaces can look bigger than they already are. Also, the effect of lighting with a mirror be it a pendant light or a modern light chandelier can totally amplify the area.Interior designers use mirrors of different shapes, styles and sizes to ramp up visual interest, create optical illusions or to generate a cheery atmosphere. You can follow the lead of designer-savvy professionals by incorporating mirrors into almost any room in your home. Choose the right mirrors to reflect your decorating dreams.
A lot of people tend to use mirrors especially in small rooms, corridors or hallways, because they are able to visually expand it. Be sure it reflects something nice. You can incorporate the mirror on one of the walls at your home to make the room feels larger.
Another way to beautify the foyer is to display a piece of eye-popping wall art which can totally enliven that empty space. It can be modern, ethnic, or contemporary, anything that suits the sensibilities of the owner.One of the best places to place statement artwork in a home is in an entry or foyer, so that it immediately catches the eye and attention of anyone who walks through the front door. Browse this collection of entry spaces, in styles ranging from contemporary to farmhouse, featuring eye-catching and impressive artwork that sets the stage for an expertly designed home.
PHOTO FRAME WALL
Love the idea of a photo wall! Instead of artwork, a mix of family photos and drawings can fill the foyer as it reminds of family and brings back so many memories, time spent together. Personal touches are what makes a house a home, and nothing does that quite as well as family photos and artworks. But finding ways to incorporate a photo display into an interior design can sometimes prove challenging. Color schemes, other art pieces, and overall atmosphere must be considered, not to mention the images themselves.
An accent wall is the feature for you. Whether you’re using slats to form a tropical rainforest, oscillating colors to create a pastel rainbow or using rough stone materials to convey the aura of the ancients, there’s an accent wall to fit every sleeping space’s needs. An accent wall is the feature for you. Whether you’re using slats to form a tropical rainforest, oscillating colors to create a pastel rainbow or using rough stone materials to convey the aura of the ancients, there’s an accent wall to fit every sleeping space’s needs.Yet another way to recreate your foyer is to accentuate that particular wall. The accent wall will set a chic tone for all those who step inside your house. It could be a bold color paint, textured paint, wallpaper, or wooden paneling. Certainly one cannot go wrong with this idea.
The last way in which a foyer can be done is to just put it to use! Let it serve in an organized way like a console or a stylish shoe rack. This will be two-fold -utility as well as style! One can also place accent chairs in that area with well-matched paintings.
CHOOSE A STATEMENT RUG
Other things you can decorate the foyer is by choosing a statement rug or carpet. When choosing a carpet go for something with a pattern. Stripes are a nice option. This entryway designed by Arent & Pyke shows both restraint and personality thanks to the architectural staircase, double frosted glass doors, and burnt orange rug, which leads the eye straight back. The rust and sage colors in the rug warm up the darker elements and tie everything together nicely.
ADD A TROPICAL TOUCH
A classic banana-leaf motif by Hinson announces you're in the warm-weather territory as soon as you set foot.
Tactile elements—a teak mirror, sheepskin rugs—make the foyer of a Colorado log home decorated by Thom Filicia feel extra-cozy.
FOYER SEATING TOGETHER WITH MULTI STORAGE ARE IDEAL
There are so many ways to add seating to your foyer, install a bench, add a chair, or even put in some stools or ottomans. You know the owners of this space take their foyer seating quite seriously. A cozily upholstered seat with plenty of cushions invites you to linger a few moments longer at the doorstep. It is always useful to have a storage unit that has multi uses as shown in pic 2. The unit has a shelf book, drawers for keys, and a seat, yet it takes a little space.
MAGIC WITH FLOATING SHELVES
Using wall mounted furniture such as floating shelves is a fabulous idea for those looking to save space in narrow or small entryways or a small apartment or flat entrance design. In this home, the entryway décor is kept spare. Floating corner shelves utilize the awkward space in the corner. These can be used to display items, or they can be extended to form storage.
LIGHTING IN FOYER CREATES A GOOD IMPACT
Don't forget the lighting. If the foyer has high ceilings you can hang a chandelier or a pendant light. Sconces can also be mounted on the walls in key areas such as next to the mirror or you can have table lights.