What Is A Foyer And How You Can Decorate It

The term foyer describes a space that usually connects the entrance to various other rooms. However, in time it has become synonymous with the terms entrance hall, hallway, entryway and even vestibule. In other words, a foyer is where you welcome your guests when they enter your home, whether it’s a house or an apartment.

Foyers are usually spacious so there’s plenty of room here for furniture and accessories. This means you’ll have to make some tough choices when decorating this space. Decide what the main function of the space will be, consider your lifestyle and figure out what the style should be.

So now what you know what a foyer is or what it refers to, let’s see how you can decorate this space. First of all, a foyer needs storage. Take into consideration everything needs to be stored there such as coats, hats, bags, shoes, accessories, etc. and find ways to accommodate all those things without wasting floor space.

Other things you can use to decorate a foyer include a rug or carpet, a table, wall art and decorative accessories such as vases for example. When choosing a rug of carpet, consider something with a pattern. Stripes are a nice option. They’re simple and they’ll draw guests into the house.

You can also add a console table or even a round table. It can be placed in a corner or against a wall. Decorate the table with a vase or with candles and other accent pieces you find attractive and suitable for this space.

Don’t overlook the walls. A framed mirror could be perfect for the foyer but you can also decorate this space with artwork or with some DIY pieces you can craft yourself.

And don’t forget the lighting. If the foyer has high ceilings you can hang a chandelier or a pendant light. Sconces can also be mounted on the walls in key areas such as next to the mirror.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 9th, 2012

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