Your Foyer Should Welcome Guests!
YOUR FOYER DESIGN GUIDE
by Cheryl Miles Bassett, Designer/Owner
"Any space where you live or work, should make you happy and content. Be delighted about your space, and enjoy it for many years to come!"
Have design questions about your foyer? Cheryl gives you the answers, and other design options to complete your project. Ask Cheryl here . .
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Open and spacious traditonal entry with warm color tones.
Your foyer is the first space your guests see. This area should compliment and enhance the rooms nearby.
How should they feel as they enter?
Whether it's a grand space
or just a simple console floating near the door, the entry or foyer creates the first
impression of you and your home. Use this Foyer Design Guide to develop your entry.
This space should welcome guests, and provide
a small preview of what's beyond.
6 Guidelines for Your Own Unique Foyer . . .
1. Your Foyer Design Plan -
Rustic foyer bench.
Just off your entry, this space may limited. But it must accommodate high traffic. Allowing space for entry and exit is your
What remains determines the furnishings that can be used.
2. Foyer Furnishings -
Casually elegant bombe chest with accessories.
An elegant chest is a sure winner in your traditional foyer, providing storage as well as style. Great for extra table linens, or dining accessories.
This single furniture grounds the foyer while utilizing a minimum amount of space. If the space allows, a small chest or console are the
Finishes are determined by the style and color scheme of adjoining rooms. Or think outside the box, and consider a floor mirror or bench.
3. Foyer Lighting -
Rustic entry with dramatic tile pattern, and rustic wall sconce.
accent lighting. An elegant table or floor lamp will provide good illumination.
Wall sconces can compliment a mirror or artwork while maximizing space.
An exquisite hanging chandelier or pendant fixture can be added to if space and ceiling height permits.
4. Flooring for the Foyer -
Consider distinctive floor coverings. Hard surfaces work well in high traffic areas.
A dramatic tile design, or elegant wood flooring, complimented by a beautiful rug.
Flooring in the foyer is usually a hard surface for maximum durability and safety. Always secure area rugs with the appropriate rug pad.
5. Foyer Florals & Greenery -
Floral arrangements and greenery
adds warmth and texture. Be sure your greenery is in scale - complimentary to the size of your furniture or foyer.
If your foyer is over sized or
a two-story space, a large plant or tree will provide variation of surfaces.
6. The Color Scheme for Your Foyer . . .
Color style should coordinate with all adjoining areas. Extending your color scheme into the foyer and all open areas will compliment your decor.
When your entry walls extend into other spaces, consider painting all walls the same shade. This option relates the decor in adjoining spaces, and makes the area appear larger. All the surfaces will blend together.
Even upwards on the staircase, to the landings, and upper hallways for unification.
Use our Design Guide, and all these tips to enhance your decor. Or, if you are completely baffled, we will be delighted to create your exclusive space. Click here to:
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