First impressions are lasting impressions, and therefore a foyer is an important space in your home. The entrance sets the tone for what lies ahead, so it’s a high priority space when it comes to design. Don’t be afraid of creating a bit of drama in your entry by taking some design risks but be sure to make it welcoming, attractive and functional.
Photographs: Leslie Fine Interiors
This large entry in a downtown Boston condominium hits all the must-haves for a foyer:
- A bench is a necessity for removing or putting on shoes and boots and setting down a bag.
- Everyone likes to do a quick check in the mirror on the way in or the way out. Mirrors also reflect light around the foyer which may be somewhat dark depending on the proximity of natural light.
- Create drama by using some important accessory pieces. Large vases flank a beautiful piece of art and set the tone for the entire home.
- Most foyers have a space for an interesting ceiling fixture. This stunning chandelier casts a beautiful light. In addition, an appropriate amount of recessed lighting keeps the foyer from feeling dark.
- Make a statement. A bold patterned marble floor makes the space feel crisp and contemporary.
Do you have any other ideas for creating a welcoming foyer?