There’s just something special about coming into a home that has a beautifully decorated foyer or entryway. It says, “Come on in! Welcome. Stay a while.” Your foyer is the welcoming committee for the rest of your home. Sadly, not everyone’s home or apartment is blessed with the luxury of having this space. Many front doors open directly into the living room, with no welcoming space. However, it’s not entirely hopeless! You can create the feeling of a foyer with a few of our helpful tips whether you have a specific space for it or not.
Make A Barrier
The primary thing to remember is that you’ll either need a physical wall barrier or one you have created. This gives the viewer a barrier décor to instantly view in the front door area. This will separate the entryway from the rest of the house. Even if it’s only a few square feet, give your home a place in which to pause before entering the rest of the house.
Add A Table
If you only have one wall near the front door, you can simply add a console table with a few of your favorite accessories. Or instead of a table, you could install a slim, sleek shelf topped with a gallery wall of photos. The shelf can be used to hold keys, gloves, the dog’s leash or whatever you need to grab on your way in or out! Frame the wall you will be using to draw attention to it, and then add your console table or built in shelf. Another way to help draw attention to the space would be to add wallpaper. Accent wallpaper makes a dramatic statement that can be fun for a transitional space.
Use Vibrant Colors
Make your foyer bright and cheerful! Paint the entryway or the console table with your favorite vibrant color to make the space really say “Hello!” You can also make a cute display of some of your favorite items 0n the entry wall to add a a bit of personality. If you would like to display a collection of thrift plates, why not use the entryway wall?
Create A Divider
If you have a large space near the front door, you can place a room divider and a console table and voila! You now have a foyer that you can design and decorate just as you would to a traditional foyer.
Now that you have a few ideas, you can create your own foyer! As you can see, its really as easy as one, two, three. Pick out your favorite paints, a console table, a shelf, or a room divider, and get to work!
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