Entryway and Foyer Ideas l Make A Great First Impression

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Make A Great First Impression With These Entryway and Foyer Ideas


The entryway or foyer is the first thing your guests see when they enter your home. It’s also the first thing you see when you come home after a long day. This is why you want to make sure it’s appealing and functional.

You can make a great first impression by keeping these entryway and foyer ideas in mind.


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A Welcoming Space

Creating a welcoming space adds a touch of comfort that makes your guests feel right at home. Start with a long table with a cozy chair at each end. Use the table for items that fit your space, from decorative pieces to an inviting lamp. Finish it off by hanging artwork above the table.

Open Concept Entryway

It’s easier than you think to create an entryway in an open concept layout. First, choose a spot that’s close to your front door, such as the area next to your staircase. You can add a table for your decor, mail and keys, or you can add a bench or chair for putting on your shoes.

Small and Functional

Even the smallest area can become a functional entryway. One idea is to invest in a small, one-drawer desk for taking quick notes, sorting mail and storing your keys and sunglasses. If you don’t need a desk, you can always invest in a small shoe bench with storage underneath.

Warm and Rustic

Do you have a home with a hardwood floor, wooden accents and white walls? Use your interior as a base for a warm, rustic entryway. A wooden table with two wooden chairs create a functional seating area. You can add a cozy touch with an area rug in front of the door and cushions on the wooden chairs. 

A Musical Entrance

If you’re like many other homeowners, your entryway or foyer is designated to the open space next to your staircase, but not too far from your front door. This is the perfect spot to create a musical entrance. A piano is a popular choice for an entrance, and you can place fresh flowers or decorative pieces on top of it.

Elegant But Modern

With the right colors and pieces, you can create an entryway that is both stylish and functional. One idea is to use a black and white color scheme to create a modern space. A black table with white stools and a large mirror add function to your entryway, but remember to use your furniture and area rug to add a touch of elegance.

Splash of Color

Use your entryway to make a statement by adding a splash of color. A blue, red or orange cushion would look great on a dark wooden bench, and you can top it off with matching throw pillows. Use your table accessories or wall art to enhance your color scheme.

Whether you’re creating a cozy spot for putting on your shoes, or you need a place for your mail or keys, your entryway or foyer is sure to make a great impression. Also, check out exterior first impressions.

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