The foyer or the entryway is where everything is connected to other rooms so essentially the veins of your home. It is also the first and last thing you see everyday. It gives the first impression about your house to your guests.
Decorating an entryway can be exhausting like any other room, as it needs to blend with the house and also act as a place to drop your shoes, coats and keys.
I am in the process of decorating my own entryway so I gathered some ideas, notes and inspiration boards which I thought sharing will help some of you who are in the same process.
- First you need to choose your entryway table style. Your options depend on the space you have to work with. In a large entryway, a credenza makes a lovely table. In a small entryway, a floating shelf does the job admirably. Make sure you measure before you start shopping. (via Domaine)
- Fresh flowers are a real plus.
- mount a collection on the walls of just about anything on it like plates, hats, evening bags, family photos, musical instruments,–whatever you have. Your collection will really stand out and tell your guests immediately what you love. And what a way to prompt an interesting conversation!
- a chandelier is a great improvement over a common ceiling fixture. Not something huge and overpowering, but an interesting wrought iron or vintage crystal piece
- very foyer or entryway should have a mirror for last-minute primping. And the bigger the better!
- A runner draws guests into your home.
- You might wonder, what happens to all the shoes and keys and change? Easy. Get some storage. Boxes under your table can stash shoes out of sight and a small tray can corral your keys and change.
- Just because it’s your entryway and you probably don’t constantly see it doesn’t mean you should leave it with the bare bones of decor. Go ahead and add your decorative bits and pieces like a ceramic animal or a collection of bottles.
Find inspiration in these entryway ideas and let your taste express itself: