Welcoming Guests with an Inviting Foyer

The first impression is the one that stays…

The moment you walk into a home, the entry foyer is the first impression that greets your guests and the last impression they see leaving your home. Many people think the foyer is a place to come out of the cold, and hurry into the warmer part of the house! While it does serve as a vestibule, it also is the perfect area to add decorative touches to introduce the rest of your home.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas to welcome in guests and to set the tone for your gorgeous home.

Make a Statement
Your foyer is the first opportunity to make a statement about your home, your style, and show off beautiful finishes, colors and patterns. Whether you have a floor with a commanding pattern, such as mosaic tile, granite, or a marble insert to catch the eye, or commanding doors to usher in your guests, determine what makes your foyer unique and go for it.
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Furniture can make the foyer
If you are fortunate enough to have a foyer that can fit furniture, this is a great opportunity to add sophistication, drama, and even a touch of glamour to your foyer. Scale furniture in relation to your space, and ensure there is enough space for guests to walk freely by, since the foyer is a point of entry and leaving to your home. Enlarge the feel of the space with a decorative mirror, table, and a tablescape theme full of decorative items: vase, collectibles, or a beautiful urn. 
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Accentuate your stairwell
For those living in a multi-story home, your foyer adjacent to your stairs is another great area to decorate, especially with seating, lighting, and decorative wall art. Play up the colors and finishes of your stairwell, and borrow design elements into your foyer to meld the two spaces aesthetically. The foyer is a perfect place for guests to wait and ensuring this area is adorned with beautiful decor will help the wait not seem so long!

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Your foyer can say a lot about your home, and bringing in beautiful finishes, furniture, and welcoming colors can help make it memorable. If your foyer has a dramatic ceiling, play it up with the addition of an eye-popping pendant light fixture. The opportunity to welcome your guests with an inviting foyer can be easily achieved!





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