We all know first impressions are important. We work hard in making sure we make the best impression possible during interviews, when meeting new people and when doing business. Now, have you applied this when decorating your entryway? Your entryway is the first part of the home any visitor will encounter. If you have forgotten about this little space of your house, take a look at this compilation of pictures for ideas on how to create a flawless first impression.
Beginning from the outside, incorporate details that move to the interior and focus on good design.
Get a beautiful door: You will be shocked at how an attractive door changes your foyer entirely, from the inside and outside.
Keep it simple and neat: A busy entryway can be make visitors uncomfortable.
Hang a wall mirror: Create more space with a mirror, especially if your foyer is small.
Add cozy sitting: Make your visitors feel at home with a cozy chair or small love seat. They can use sitting at the entryway for many reasons (taking their shoes or coats off, finding their keys, etc.)
Conceive a theme: Try to follow the style of the rest of your house and make your foyer the ambassador of the theme.
Give it personality: Make your entryway individual by adding family pictures or sculptures from your travels, something that speaks about the people who live in the house.
A foyer can be a true delight and a way to show off your design style. Remember it is the first and last thing your visitors see, therefore is probably what they will remember the most. Make it special.
I don't know about you, but this entry reminds me of a grand hotel. A gorgeous foyer that is simple, classy and just spectacular. Most of the allure comes from the interior architecture, but look at how the positioning of the table and floral arrangement make all other elements reveal their beauty. The chandelier also adds elegance and decadence to this entry. Truly exquisite.
When I said clean foyers, this is what I was talking about. This entry is almost empty, but the few things present are full of character. Starting with the apple green door to the modern staircase and the framed picture, all elements mix and match with the crisp white paint and impeccable wood flooring.
This is a practical and stylish way of creating a foyer. The owner took advantage of the stairs space that is usually left empty. The sitting looks cozy and sophisticated and the orchids add their charm along with the intricate lamp, small dresser and frame.
What a fun entryway! This is one of my favorites because of how colors are matched and how the space is efficiently used. The cubicles are a wonderful addition for keeping things in order and the small sitting area is perfect for visitors. I also love the animal print rug and how it matches perfectly with the striped wall painting even though they are both very different in color and shape.