Foyer Decor: Creative Ways to Add Beauty, Functionality, and Entryway Style

The foyer is the first area that guests view upon arrival, and what better way to make a fantastic first impression than by adding beauty, functionality, and entryway style? The chance to make a grand first impression only happens once, and a foyer should reflect the personal style and preference of the homeowner as well as the style of the home. Choose home decor carefully, and consider the following creative ways to decorate a foyer. A small foyer can look much larger than it truly is and far more impressive, and a large foyer can look as grand and every bit as impressive as an entryway featured in a fine home decor magazine.

Practical Entryway Decor and Home Accents

Add practicality and style to the foyer with the addition of a stylish ottoman with built-in storage space. A stylish ottoman complete with a removable lid is a fantastic accent piece that can be used to store hats, gloves, and other outdoor apparel. It will also provide a place to sit down while putting on and taking off footwear. Place it in a corner near the doorway or any other appropriate location for a practical home accent with style.

A stylish bench complete with extra storage space is also a fantastic accent for a foyer of just about any size. Select a wooden bench with hidden storage space beneath the seating area as well a rack below for storing shoes and winter boots. The bench will give family and guests a place to sit while preparing to go in or out of the home, and it will provide extra space for storing an array of entryway necessities.

If you are looking for practical foyer decor that is stylish but completely unique, consider making a bench using two vintage dining room chairs with padded seats. Vintage chairs can be found at flea markets, yard sales, or secondhand furniture stores. Bolt the sides of the chairs together, and rework the seats to create a single padded bench. Combine the old seats by covering them with a thick layer of new padding, and select new upholstery to cover the newly designed bench seats. This one-of-a-kind piece of foyer decor will add a touch of vintage class and unique appeal to the entryway while providing a comfy place to sit. It will combine practicality with design and give the foyer an interesting new look that will impress all who enter the home.


Space-Enhancing Wall Decor

A foyer that is too close for comfort can be expanded with the addition of space-enhancing wall decor. Strategically placed stylish framed wall mirrors can add the illusion of square footage in a small foyer. Hang a large framed wall mirror directly across from a source of light to further lighten, brighten, and expand a foyer. Not only will a large wall mirror visually enhance the entryway, but it will also provide a place for last-minute primping before leaving the home. No other type of wall decor has the power to visually enhance a foyer quite like a stylish framed wall mirror, and dollar for dollar it is an excellent investment in the appearance of an entryway that sets the tone for the rest of the home.

Add Style with Wall Decor

A foyer void of wall decor is no-doubt a foyer that is unimpressive and lacking in style. Invest in stylish wall decor that matches the style of the home and reflects personal style. Wall decor is available in all price ranges and designs to meet every budget and preference, and it can make or break the look of a foyer.

Consider creating a focal point on an entryway wall by surrounding a beautiful framed wall mirror with a pair of stylish wall planters or wall pockets. Fill the wall pockets or wall planters with floral foam, and insert high-quality floral stems that coordinate well with the colors in adjoining rooms. A well-designed focal point in the foyer will make a dramatic first impression.

Candle Wall Sconces

Candlelight can greatly enhance the appearance of a foyer, and candle wall sconces are an excellent choice when looking for stylish entryway decor. Candle wall sconces can be used to surround a fine work of wall art or a stylish wall mirror, and they are a good choice when decorating a narrow section of wall. Candle wall sconces come in countless styles and price ranges, and they can transform an ordinary entryway into a grand and impressive entrance, no matter the size of the space.

Sonya Weiss

About Our Interior Decorating Columnist Sonya Weiss:

From the time she was a child, Sonya spun stories to entertain herself and her siblings. Once she graduated from high school, she put her writing aside and attended college where she studied Secondary Education, majoring in English. She's represented by literary agent Nicole Resciniti. 

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