You need to create a pleasant feel to your home. The foyer, no matter what size it is, says what you want people to think and feel about your home. Paying more attention to your foyer now will help you create a warm and inviting entrance for everyone.
Your foyer in your home is your first impression. You want your foyer to speak your personality. It is the perfect area to get creative with flooring materials and patterns. Foyers are usually a smaller space that will require fewer materials; therefore you can afford to indulge.
You can use tile to create a particular pattern such as a flower print, a medallion, or a religious symbol. The flooring is a great way to show off your favorite sports team, hobby, or color. You can have it professionally done or you can do it yourself. However, it will take a few tools and a skilled hand to create a design with very precise patterns. If you prefer, you can use area rugs instead. The modern area rugs are more affordable then any other type of flooring and can be changed frequently to give your room a new look.
Don’t forget the ceiling color when picking out your wall color. Take the opportunity to add accent paint or wallpaper to the ceiling if it has a raised soffit. You can add a ceiling fan with bamboo blades for a tropical paradise look to your foyer. Drape white sheer curtains that go all the way to the floor for a clean tropical look. Place blue rugs on the floors for comfort and to represent the color of water. If you feel creative, Find some stencil that you can add to the ceiling. Try stenciling a vine that goes all around the room or floral stencils that can give visitors something to look at when they walk in or while they are waiting on something.
Keep the walls plain and simple. Hang one large picture up on the longest wall and leave the two short walls blank if this is possible. You want to pain the walls a bright yellow so the room always seems bright. Trim it in white for a complete look. You may want to purchase all sconces for light fixtures. Buy the bulbs that look like they are flickering all the time. You may want to consider hanging up an area rug on the wall or if you do quilting, you can hang up one of your small quilts.
There isn’t a lot that you can do to accessorize the foyer. You may want to set a simple candle and a few small pictures on the table so your guests can look through them while they are waiting on something or someone. You will need an umbrella stand and a place to sit down to change your shoes. Remember, be creative and place a little bit of a personal touch in this room since it is the first thing people see.