The right fine furnishings can help you create a fabulous and functional foyer, an entryway that welcomes your visitors in style.
A beautiful entryway creates a memorable first impression of your home. However, this transition space can be notoriously challenging to decorate and style. To make the design task easier, consider outfitting your foyer with one or more of these fine furnishings.
Placing a small table near the front door is always practical, providing a spot to toss keys, mail and small change, or to set your shopping bags down while you remove your coat.
A wide range of sizes, shapes and styles are available, to fit your space as well as your interior décor theme. To personalize the entryway space, add a few carefully-chosen decorative accessories, such as a statement vase, photo frames and collectibles.
If your foyer has enough space, add an entryway bench. A bench provides a seat for a quick change of shoes, and the surface doubles as a place to rest items on their way in or out of the house. If space is limited, you might also consider a side chair with a floor lamp to create a warm and welcoming tableau for your family and visitors.
If you don’t have an entryway closet, you can compensate with the right fine furnishings. Add a hallway tree, bench or coat rack to the foyer. Not only does this create a handy spot to hang umbrellas, coats and jackets, but it also creates a delightful visual image.
Choose a design with a lift-top bench for extra storage and a place to sit for changing shoes.
No one ever seems to have enough storage space but, in the foyer, fine furnishings and decorative accessories can help.
Add decorative and functional baskets or bins to your entryway to help keep things under control. A tall, narrow bin can house umbrellas, for example, while a large basket under the foyer table can be a catch-all for winter hats, gloves and scarves.
An area rug can bring style, warmth and functionality to the entryway. Since visitors will be wiping their feet as they enter your home, look for a flat, woven or low pile rug that will hold up to the foyer traffic.
Leave your foyer walls blank, and you’re missing out on a way to add depth and interest to entryway furnishings. Displaying a collection of photos, a large mirror or three-dimensional metal wall hangings will make the space feel more inspired.
Foyer lighting should be both functional and welcoming. Many entryways are well-suited to chandeliers, but that alone may not provide enough warmth and light. For a brighter, more enticing space, you may want to add sconces, a table lamp or a floor lamp.
Whether you need design inspiration for an inviting entryway or expert assistance in selecting the right furnishings for your foyer, the professional team at Guild Hall Home Furnishings can help.
Visit our Salt Lake City showroom today to browse for entryway home décor ideas. Our expert design staff will be on hand, ready to offer advice on the perfect foyer furniture and decorative accessories. In northern Utah, Guild Hall is your locally owned and operated fine furnishings expert.