Wow Visitors With a Stunning Foyer

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A well-designed foyer sets the stage
A well-designed foyer sets the stage (apartmentlifestyle.net)

The foyer or entryway of a home is the first impression.  Let visitors bask in your home’s welcoming embrace by creating a space that is stylish and even a little bold.  Wow visitors with a stunning foyer and welcome them into your home with flair.  Here are some tips on how to achieve an entry that is wow-worthy along with some beautiful spaces to inspire you.

Beautiful foyer
Beautiful foyer (memorabledecor)

Consider the flooring you have in the foyer.  To make it more interesting, install a patterned hardwood, paint the floors, install tile or place a unique and colorful rug down.

Stunning flooring in this foyer
Stunning flooring in this foyer (memorabledecor)
Zebra-print rug adds to the style of this foyer
Zebra-print rug adds to the style of this foyer (HGTV)

Texture, wallpaper and paint can make a big impact in the foyer.  Even smaller spaces can benefit from bold paint and artwork.  The ledge shelf below is perfect for a narrow entrance to display accessories.  The mirror helps open up the space.

Texture and art contribute to a grand foyer
Texture and art contribute to a grand foyer (Houzz)

Stripes on an accent wall enhanced with the fabric of the bench create a visual statement in this foyer.  The starburst mirror lends dimension and drama.

Striped wallpaper with matching settee sets the stage in this foyer
Striped wallpaper with matching settee sets the stage in this foyer (HGTV)

A bright paint color is a stylish way to bring personality and character to your foyer.  Add to that accessories, a nice console table and an umbrella stand for the ultimate of hospitality for rainy day visitors.

Bright pink walls for a bold foyer
Bright pink walls for a bold foyer (Pinterest)

Satin and gloss paint add drama to the foyer.  Pair that with artwork and personal collections for a stunning introduction to your home that shows off your unique style.

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Bold color and artwork give this foyer life
Bold color and artwork give this foyer life (HGTV)
Bold glossy walls and patterned floor contribute to a glamorous entryway
Bold glossy walls and patterned floor contribute to a glamorous entryway (1stdibs)

Horizontal stripes and mirrors combine to bring interest and depth to the foyer.  These stripes offer contrasting colors along with white or cream to create a nicely balanced scheme.  The horizontal stripes also visually elongate the foyer.

Horizontal stripes and a unique mirror enhance this foyer
Horizontal stripes and a unique mirror enhance this foyer (wallpaperworldwide)
A striped accent wall enhances this foyer
A striped accent wall enhances this foyer (Pinterest)

Bold patterns extended to the ceiling make for a statement entrance.  This all-over pattern envelops the space with character.  Add a few bright accents for pops of color and install a ceiling fixture that reflects your style.

Bold pattern and pops of color enhance this foyer
Bold pattern and pops of color enhance this foyer (homedit)

Be wild and wallpaper the foyer in an exotic animal print.  Zebras dance on a field of red for a spirited entrance.  Visitors will delight in your bold statement.  Carry the theme throughout your home in subtle ways to maximize the impact.

Color and unique patterns enhance this foyer
Color and unique patterns enhance this foyer (bobvila)

A unique wall treatment, curved ironwork stair railing, interesting sculpture and animal print rug give this foyer a one-of-a-kind appeal.  This home says “get ready for a surprise” when you enter.

Unique walls and sculpture make this foyer stand out
Unique walls and sculpture make this foyer stand out (inspiredlivinginteriordesign)

A cozy welcoming foyer immediately relaxes and charms visitors.  If you have the space available in your foyer, make the most of it by decorating it just as you would the rest of the home.  Treat it as a room and give it all the comforts of a cozy nook.

This foyer is cozy and inviting
This foyer is cozy and inviting (HGTV)
A settee and sunny accents give a welcoming vibe to this foyer
A settee and sunny accents give a welcoming vibe to this foyer (decoist)
Subtle striped wallpaper and framed prints welcome guests in this foyer
Subtle striped wallpaper and framed prints welcome guests in this foyer (homebunch)
Homey accents create a warm and welcoming entryway
Homey accents create a warm and welcoming entryway (HGTV)

Built-ins in the entryway add a custom look and create space for storage.

An attractive built-in bench makes this foyer cozy
An attractive built-in bench makes this foyer cozy (ciprianicharlesdesigns.wordpress)

Two key pieces of furniture for the foyer are the bench or settee and a console table.  These offer the convenience and comfort needed to welcome guests and keep items handy, such as keys and mail.

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A charming bench and colorful artwork welcome in this foyer
A charming bench and colorful artwork welcome in this foyer (Traditional Home)
Colorful console table and touches of silver enliven this foyer
Colorful console table and touches of silver enliven this foyer (lambandblonde.blogspot)

Nothing makes a statement in the foyer like a glistening chandelier.  This is one place in the home, other than maybe the dining room, where you don’t want to skimp on lighting.  Go big and bold for maximum impact.

A shimmering chandelier gives this foyer a glowing welcome
A shimmering chandelier gives this foyer a glowing welcome (inspirationseek)

Two-story foyers are dramatic in themselves, but you can make the most of them by hanging large artwork and even creating two levels of design space, such as the foyer below.  Place a rug for color, softness and to dampen noise.

Two-story entryway is full of light
Two-story entryway is full of light (Pinterest)

Make a statement for your home by wowing visitors with your foyer.  Incorporate personal touches, artwork, mirrors, painting and wallpaper treatments and furniture for a complete and welcoming appeal.  Make the first impression memorable.

 

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