4 Essentials for a Welcoming Foyer
When it comes to decorating your house, you usually think of what to put in a living room, kitchen, or bedroom first. However, more often than not, people end up neglecting the first space guests walk into, the foyer. It’s an area that sets the tone of the place for guests, giving them a heads up on what to expect with the rest of your home. From a Feng Shui perspective, providing an intriguing foyer space is important in making your guests feel welcome. Here are a few tips to ensure your foyer is a warm and friendly space for anyone walking into your home.
Color is Everything
One of the first things we notice when we walk into a room is the paint color. For a smaller space, like a foyer, a lighter hue will give a sense of openness. The color gray is considered a calming and subdued color for our brains, providing us with a feeling of ease as we enter a home for the first time. To elevate gray, adding pops of color to the space, such as a bright accent pillow is the perfect way to complement the neutral background. Not only will it help bring a room together, but it’s where you can showcase your own unique decor preferences without overwhelming your guests.
Capturing memories on your camera is timeless, and displaying them throughout your foyer is a great way to showcase your lifestyle to your guests as they walk inside your home. Pictures of your biggest accomplishments, loved ones, and pets are always a great conversation starter when people walk in. A trendy picture frame that encapsules your favorite memories can help make your photos really stand out. Frames are another great accent element to include within your foyer that you can personalize based on your own taste.There are so many unique styles out there that will be sure to mesh with your overall design and style.
Take a Seat
Having the right furniture will amp up your foyer area. A table to put your bag and keys on when you come home after a long day is not only a great idea in a decor sense, but also a way to keep your valuables in one space. Perhaps you want to make the corner of your foyer a relaxing spot to read a book or to just make it more inviting? Consider a comfortable patterned armchair that will be sure to pop against a cooler toned background, while also allowing you to take a seat when putting your shoes on.
Up the Greenery
Not only does having plants in your home add a pop of color, but it also provides several benefits for our health as well. Besides regulating the air temperature, research from NASA shows that indoor plants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in 24 hours. Having plants in your living space can help alleviate stress and boost well-being, which will make you feel better when entering a home. Check out our post that talks more about how plants are a great addition to a home!
Now that you have the basics of setting up your ideal foyer, get creative! Remember, this is your home, so making sure your own style and personality is at the forefront. Don’t be afraid to play around with decor and find what makes you happy. After all, having an inviting foyer will only help to make your guests feel comfortable when they walk inside your pad.
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