The foyer is the first impression of your home when someone walks in, so it needs to make a good one.
After all, whether family or a visitor, you want guests to feel welcome.
We recently began working on the foyer of a current project. It is a beautiful home and while we have finished up several rooms in the house, we are now focusing in on this space. As I was assessing the best way to soften this room and make it look like the family has lived there for some time, I thought I would share some tricks with you.
Here are five tips to making a great first impression in your foyer:
1. Add a piece of furniture and or seating (preferably something with fabric) to soften the space.
2. Make the space personal- Add your favorite piece of artwork, a frame with a family photo, etc….
3. Make the space useful- Depending on the size, create a place to sit to put your shoes on, or at the very least, add a tray to catch your keys.
4. Include something fresh such as flowers or a plant.
5. Layer the space with accessories to create dimension and to make it look like it has been collected over time.
Below is a video I shot a few years back with Wendy Garner talking about how to transform this overlooked space. Click here to watch for a few more tips for your foyer.
So, what does your foyer say about your home? Does it set the tone and catch your eye, or is it a “catch-all” area you want to hurry your guests through?
Have a great day, everyone, and here’s to your foyer making a good first impression.
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