A welcoming foyer

Ask any designer, and they’ll tell you the same thing: stepping into your home should be an experience. If you’re not excited or inspired when you walk through the door, then it’s time to shake things up a little.

Whether your front door opens into a grand, classical entryway (dreams!) or right onto the dark corner of the kitchen (reality),that will be the first place your guests see in your home. Also it will be the first spot that greets you after work in the evening.

Add artwork

Though portraits, prints and landscapes all add interest to the walls, abstract art gives you the freedom to play with your foyer’s shapes and colors. You can echo the blues of a canvas in other accents, or you can complement the painting’s bold brushstrokes with square furniture.

Just Jute It

Add natural texture to a coastal entryway by installing a sisal rug on the wall. It’s a fun, but still neutral, alternative to wallpaper.

Wake Up Your Entryway

If you’ve got a small foyer, take a risk with bold wallpaper. It’s eye-catching, but in a small space, it isn’t overwhelming. Then, choose small furniture so you can open the door and walk without bumping into things.

Choose Laid-Back Lighting

Yellow sounds scary, but when you only paint one wall, it can actually feel really sunny and bright. Counterbalance it with a bold blue chandelier.

Add A Mirror

Aside from being a place to double-check your outfit before you head out, a mirror opens the space up and helps bring in more natural light from the windows.

Let The Sun Shine In

If you’ve got high ceilings, add warmth to your foyer with a rug. Large-scale art on the walls will also help pull the eye down.

Show Your Ceiling Some Love

Layers of texture and color, books, art, and chinoiserie make this maybe the most eclectic entry we’ve ever seen. Stack up the books in one corner and add different plants to add warmth to and interest to the area.

Multifunctional furniture

To make the most of a small or awkward space, look to multipurpose accents. A console table can double as a display for your favorite prints and books, as well as provide storage for your keys and mail.