There’s nothing like a foyer to set the tone for the rest of the house. First and foremost, you need a table. A nice narrow table like this one doesn’t get in the way but provides a place to drop your keys.
A foyer or entry is the place to make a grand statement, like was done here with dramatic wallpaper. A lamp or a pair of lamps will warm the space and welcome in your visitors.
Don’t think you have a table that’s suitable? You can always use a dresser, like they did here.
Or here. I think it’s nearly essential to have a mirror above your table so you can check your ‘do before leaving the house. And an interesting side chair is always nice, if you have the space for it.
In this dramatic foyer, a hot pink sofa and the art above it create the entry focal point. The foyer includes a mirror and a table (albeit, a small one). Most people make the mistake of hanging their entry lighting too high. Hang it lower, people!
Talk about drama! Maybe this is the space you choose to paint a VERY bold color.
If you have a curved wall in your entry foyer, a round table works best. The curve of the table follows the curve of the wall.
If you have a large entry, a round table in the center is the perfect focal point. Create a vignette with decorative items, plants, and/or stacks of books.
This homeowner put two demilune tables back-to-back to create an entry table in this foyer.
In my foyer, the entry table is an antique dining table. A lower-than-expected hanging light makes the space feel warm and intimate. My painted hutch holds my vintage pottery collection behind glass, and table linens behind doors.
Does your foyer welcome people into your home, or does it give them the cold shoulder? Try walking through your front door and looking objectively at what greets you and the feeling that the space gives you. If your foyer needs improvement, don’t forget these ideas: an entry table, a mirror, interesting lighting, a side chair, a decorative vignette, and possibly seating.