Sometimes you really do get a second chance to make a first impression—with your foyer. Aside from your home’s curb appeal, the foyer is an introduction to your residence and a statement about your personal sense of style… a space that ushers you and your guests into all that your home has to offer.
Three Hot Foyer Decorating Tips from the Pros
1. Chevron Chic
The design experts at House Beautiful love a bold foyer floor. Checkerboard, herringbone and stripes are all classic patterns that demonstrate an inherent sense of style and sophistication. A black-and-white chevron pattern might be exactly what you need, too. Chevrons can be especially attractive in narrow foyers because of its eye-catching zigzag design; it visually stretches the space. If you’d rather use chevrons in a smaller, less permanent way, this classic pattern can be perfect to give added punch to upholstered seating in your foyer.
2. Step Through the Color Wheel
The colors you choose for your foyer can convey the tone of your home, whether it’s light and whimsical, serious and stately, or somewhere in-between. Because staircases are typically located in most foyers, they can be used as an unexpected canvas for color. BHG.com suggests painting the treads and risers in gradient hues to make your staircase a unique focal point and a definite conversation starter.
3. Pendant Power
The right lighting in your foyer can make all the difference in the world—and you don’t have to be confined to traditional lighting arrangements. For large foyers with tall ceilings, New York-based interior designer Malcolm James Kutner suggests using groupings of pendants at varying heights for a bold look, such as the pressed glass, round or square designer pendant lighting by Tom Dixon. Kutner says you can also use Bocci lighting to achieve the same dramatic effect.
You don’t have to treat your foyer as a simple, unimportant place where the kids kick off their rain boots and you shed your coat. Let it welcome both you and your guests with the same style and beauty found throughout the rest of your home.
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