Foyer ideas

by SheKnows
Feb 17, 2010 at 5:59 p.m. ET
This green and white foyer uses Meadow Breeze wall paint by Valspar, available at Lowe's, and Morning Mist for the woodwork. A wooden bench completes the classic country look.

1 /7: Blue foyer

1/7 :Blue foyer

Foyers can be monochromatic and match the surrounding rooms for a look that flows seamlessly.

2 /7: Black and white entryway

2/7 :Black and white entryway

Black and white create a modern looking entryway, accented by green.

3 /7: Use decorative mouldings

3/7 :Use decorative mouldings

Tall baseboards break up a foyer space.

4 /7: Consider the angles in your foyer

4/7 :Consider the angles in your foyer

When designing your foyer, consider both the way it will appear when guests enter and when they leave. The white accent wall in this foyer gives the illusion of space and also creates a visually interesting d‚cor element.

5 /7: A great solution for small spaces, removing the closet door from your entryway coat closet creates the illusion of more

5/7 :A great solution for small spaces, removing the closet door from your entryway coat closet creates the illusion of more

6 /7: Add a rug

6/7 :Add a rug

Adding a rug can help define a foyer when the entryway flows into the surrounding rooms. Be sure the rug is wider than the door.

7 /7: Accent lighting

7/7 :Accent lighting

Be sure to include accent lighting in your foyer with the help of lamps on entryway tables or wall sconces. This allows you to control the amount of light in your foyer area and create an inviting welcome for guests.