Your entryway or foyer is the first room your guests will see when they arrive at your place, and the last they will see before they go, so make a great impression in this overlooked area. A few simple considerations will ensure your entryway is the perfect introduction to your home.
Leave only the most important items in this space. A console, shelf or small table can be used as a place to drop keys or sunglasses while coming or going. For a last minute glance before you head out the door, hang a mirror and bring some extra light into the space. It will also make the entryway seem larger.
If you have an entryway closet, keep it organized and as empty as possible. Hooks on the wall can work in a tight space or in lieu of a closet. An area rug adds instant style and welcomes guests into your home.
Seating is a must for older visitors and just about anyone else who will want to take a seat to put on or remove shoes. A comfortable chair, a sleek bench, or stool that can tuck away are all great options. An overhead chandelier or table lamp will brighten up any dark corners. Fresh flowers are a sweet touch.
Your entryway should be an indication of what to expect from the rest of your home, so words like clean, uncluttered and airy should come to mind. Hanging some tasteful artwork will make a big impact in a small space. Although your foyer or entryway may be little, it has huge potential. Happy hosting!