When guests arrive at your home, the entryway is the first thing they see.
This means opening the door to a stunningly designed foyer that really exemplifies the overall theme while welcoming visitors into warmth and comfort.
Here are a few tips and ideas to keep in mind when designing your entryway.
Consider multiple perspectives: When choosing decor for your entryway, don’t just think about how it will look when viewed from the door.
Choose elements to unify the foyer with adjoining rooms: The foyer should blend seamlessly into the rest of your home. A great way to achieve this is by incorporating some of the same colors and textures used in the room it opens into. For instance, use the same wooden baseboard, use red as an accent color in both areas or even use matching area rugs or window treatments.
Mix materials: Consider making your materials the star of the show in your foyer. A combination of honed granite floors, an elegant glass chandelier and sleek wooden accents are breathtaking.
Decorate with something that is “you”: Your foyer sets a first impression — of your home and of you. Incorporate an element that speaks to your soul, such as a painting that reminds you of an experience in your life or something you acquired while traveling.
Keep function in mind: A bench and a table are necessities in the foyer, where guests will want to remove their shoes and set down personal items.
For advice about transitional design in Boston and creating a memorable entryway, contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-699-9462.