First Impressions Always Count!
There is one single room in your home that is guaranteed to make a first and lasting impression. Any idea which room that might be? Why, it’s your foyer, of course.
This special, keynote, area should definitely say “welcome” to family and friends. It should reflect your personality and help to introduce your guests to the mood and style of your home. So, how can you achieve so much in what is usually such a small space?
Often, space limitation actually allows your ingenuity and imagination to soar. And since once seldom lingers in your foyer, why not try some way-out design ideas incorporating unusual objects. Even a striking color scheme could be the perfect solution for your entryway.
Because foyers come in countless shapes and sizes, you will need to pay attention to maximizing your specific entry. If it’s rather small, then I suggest you make this space as interesting as possible – perhaps with a dramatic display of artwork. If it’s rather large, you might want to consider creating a space with more warmth - perhaps by incoporating a neutral color scheme.
Because these spaces are generally high traffic area, floors should be durable and easy to maintain. Good lighting is also an important consideration for your guests. A center chandelier is usually sufficient in a small foyer…with care being taken that your chandelier isn’t hung so low that it brushes the heads of your taller guests. Attractive wall sconces – perhaps flanking a mirror will also provide sufficient light in a smaller space.
In larger foyers, consider the addition of one unique and inspired piece of furniture to set your “stage”. And, the addition of matching candlestick lamps would provide you with the perfect amount of welcoming ambiance!.
Put your best decorating foot forward and make your entrance a GRAND one!