The old adage is true: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, it's time to pack your entryway with some design punch. This often overlooked space is the first room a guest sees when they enter your home. Wow them with an interior design that says welcome in style.
Indulge in Wild Walls
Don't feel the need to be demure when it comes to your foyer's wall color. Yes, in some houses, this room may not feel like an actual room, but that doesn't mean you can't be risky. A bright, bold entryway immediately sets the tone for your home and celebrates its personality. Go for a luxe, eye-popping shade, or make a statement with pretty patterned wallpaper.
Go for Maximum Visual Impact
Hooks and coat racks are an essential to keeping your entryway looking organized. Rather than going for the plain Jane option, choose pieces with personality, like these whimsical coat hooks.
Or hang everyday items like hats and umbrellas in a way that gives them maximum visual impact.
Find Fashionable Furniture Pieces
Tricking out your living room and bedroom can be a huge undertaking. Thank goodness, your entryway only has room for a small seating area and a spot to rest your things. That doesn't mean though, that you should skimp on great design. The foyer is an opportunity to choose a few well-thought-out pieces that can really "wow", like this mirrored storage unit and seating area.
Create a Fabulous Focal Point
In many homes, the foyer lacks definition, so adding wall decor can prove tricky. Prevent the space from looking disparate by creating a focal point. You can choose to be sleek and symmetrical like this feminine foyer.
Or indulge in your love of mixing and matching with a gallery-style display wall.
Select Stylish Storage
The foyer is home to your family's endless collection of outdoor garb. All those hats, scarves, boots and coats have the potential to create major clutter. Incorporating storage is a must in your entryway, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Opt for sleek storage units that emphasize great design, like these wicker baskets, or choose pieces that disguise their true purpose.
Give a Warm Welcome
Entryways and welcome mats go hand-in-hand. While choosing one that can withstand foot traffic is a must, it's also important that it reflects or enhances the vibe of the rest of this tiny room. Remember just because it's on the floor doesn't mean it should suffer from bad design. This rug brightens up a dim entryway and gives guests a cheery welcome.
By Megan Mostyn-Brown