As you open the door to greet family and friends, the first thing they see is your entryway. While you may not realize it, people notice this room just as much as any other area of the house. This commonly neglected area can be brought to life and made a statement piece with a few creative touches, a little bit of ingenuity and some elbow grease.
Your Foyer Home Makeover
One way to highlight your foyer is to treat it the same way you would any other part of the home. Your living room may have its own color scheme and furniture styled to your tastes. The bedrooms probably have different colors and furniture used to highlight the decorating while still being functional. Your foyer should be tackled the same way. This entry space can have its own color scheme and decorating style or carry over the styling of the room adjacent. An easy way to brighten up your foyer is to simply pull in the decorating that already exists in the rest of the home. If you have an accent wall in the adjacent room, pull the accented color through to the foyer. Use similar decorating techniques and frames that are already in the home, and add them to your foyer. It will make the entryway look and feel like it belongs and is connected to the rest of the home in a meaningful and intentional way.
If you want to set the foyer apart from the rest of the home try using a specialized technique or stand out piece. For instance, you can always go glam with a few strategic decorating touches. A statementpiece chandelier paired with an interesting glass vase, mirror and touches such as white throw pillowscan work together to turn a foyer area from drab to fab. You can also utilize a feature piece such as a beautiful wood or marble entry table. Don’t forget to have plenty of light in the foyer. It will make the space seem bigger, brighter and better show off your glamorous style.
If going glam isn’t appealing to you, consider creating a cozy space. Warm tones such as a light brown paint will make guests instantly feel at home. Flowers and plants can also give guests a warm homey feeling. If your foyer is large enough consider a small sitting area with a rocking chair and blanket. You can also use a small circular table and chairs to create an intimate, relaxing nook.
Ceramic tiling on the floor of the foyer can create a custom, standout look that your guests will remember. Depending on your skillset and comfort level, you can create a custom and personalize tile floor for your entryway or if you are not confident in your do it yourself skills, you can simply place the tiles diagonally for a more interesting design.
You don’t have to give up form or function to make your foyer fun. Functional items can be your friends. Square wicker baskets can be used for shoe storage and serve as a decorative piece. Glass bowls can house keys and wallets while still sparkling in the light. Shelving is an excellent opportunity to display knickknacks and family photos while helping to keep things neat and organized. Even a decorative toy box could be used as a display items while secretly stashing all of your little one’s stuffed animals. Use some simple techniques to make the space warm and inviting. Small touches such as paint, pictures, mirrors, lighting and shelves can make all the difference. Depending on yourspace and style, mix and match until you have the foyer of your dreams.
Entry Closet Makeover
The first step to making your entry closet beautiful is making it work for you. Decluttering and organizing items in the closet as the first step to making it memorable. Add any additional shelving as needed to help you store items. Strategically placed hooks and peg boards can help you organize and hang miscellaneous items such as scarves, extra car keys and knickknacks. Baskets can also serve as an enormous help for organizing and storing items. Once you have the closet and items in it organized, get creative with decorating. Don’t be afraid to add an accent paint or wallpaper. Make sure that you have adequate lighting and treat your closet like any other part of the home: important and worth investing in.
Keeping Your Entryway Beautiful
Your home is your castle and should welcome anyone that visits with open arms. If you are having trouble keeping your entryway or any part of your home meticulously clean, give us a call. Two Ladies and a Bucket will do the heavy lifting, cleaning every crevice so you don’t have to. Our unmatched residential cleaning techniques will make sure the dust, dirt and grime have exited the building. Spend your days enjoying your home without worry.