Today on the blog we’re talking about one of the most important spaces in your home: the entryway. Otherwise known as a foyer. Why is it so important? The entryway is the first impression that people get of both you and your home when they enter. Want people to feel welcomed into your home? Create a warm, welcoming entryway!
How do you make an entryway welcoming?
One of the first things to consider is the walls. There are a number of options to consider that include paint, wallpaper, woodwork or a combination of these. The foyer provides an opportunity to do something a bit different from the rest of the home, while still keeping the same general aesthetic feel.
Flooring is important too. If you already have hardwood or another flooring in place, a rug can add another layer and warmth and brighten the space, if desired. Just make sure it’s durable as it will get a fair amount of traffic!
How do you style an entryway
One of the tricky things about designing a foyer is that it should be both beautiful and functional. While the space should be warm and inviting, it needs to get the job done too. Some things to consider or include for your foyer:
A console to anchor the space and use for storage
A bench to sit on to put shoes on
A mirror to glance at before you leave or when you arrive
A large basket or place to put shoes (if no closet)
A basket or bowl to place keys etc.
Lighting to create a welcoming feel