Your foyer is the entrance to your home, and as such, it is where guests get the first glimpse at your style. When decorating your foyer, think of it as the introduction to your home, where you let people know who you are and what you care about. No matter what size or shape your entryway is, you can make a great first impression. If you are stuck on how to create a welcoming entryway that fits your personality, let these ideas fill you with inspiration.
Use Statement Artwork
An easy way to create an immediate statement in your entryway is to hang a statement work of art. From a bright contemporary abstract over a console table to a large family portrait, your art can be set up to greet guests. Or, instead of one large piece, you could create a mini gallery for guests to walk through on their way to the rest of your house. If you have a large foyer, consider adding sculptural work on a center table. We have lots of artwork to choose from at any of our Charleston furniture stores, so stop by to browse our collection.
Make a Bold Choice with Paint
Surprise everyone who walks in your front door by painting your foyer in a dark or daring color. From a rich brown to a sunny yellow, you can share your love of color with everyone who visits your home. There’s a psychology to color, so be sure to choose a hue that aligns with your personal mindset and will make you feel good when you enter your home. If you really want to make a dramatic entrance, you can also integrate items that echo the color of the walls for a monochromatic effect. For example, you can add teal vases, like our Pixie Decorative Vases, Set of 3 to a blue entryway.
Use Beautiful, Yet Functional Furniture
While you want your entryway to be stunning, it also needs to be liveable. When you come home with groceries in your hands, you will want somewhere to put them down before unloading. Many people enjoy having a cabinet or console table within their front door, but you can also use a unique bench, like our Madera Bed Bench. To create extra storage, you can place woven baskets beneath the bench and hooks for coats above.
Go Au Naturel
Alternatively, create a serene space using warm neutrals like tan, beige, and cream. Wood floors work very well with this entryway aesthetic as they are inherently warm and of course, natural. You can then lay a large rug made of organic fibers like jute, sisal, or hemp to create a defined space within your entryway. To finish, hang a rustic light fixture overhead, like our rattan Antibes Chandelier.
Add Something Organic
A lot of large foyers can feel cold, particularly if the floors are made of marble or tile. To make your entryway more inviting, liven up the space with living elements. Potted plants, a vase of fresh cut flowers, or a large statement bunch of dried flowers will do the trick. Tall stalks of pampas grass, for example, look lovely and coastal in a glass or ceramic vase.
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Your entryway should be filled with items you love, from small framed works of art to a vintage console table. Our interior designers are trained to bring personal charm to every room in your home, including the entryways. If you need any advice on how to add warmth to your entry, stop by one of our Kiawah Island, Mt. Pleasant, or Charleston furniture stores and let our team give you a hand.
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Pixie Decorative Vases
Sophisticated blown glass decorative vases in simple yet stunning colors. Glass is hand-blown and each piece is unique, therefore color may vary.
Madera Bed Bench
Add a dash of charm and comfort to your room with this multi-purpose bench featuring a stylish scalloped apron and seat upholstered in the soft gray Antwerp linen and accented by decorative bronze nailhead trim.
The Antibes Chandelier is an impeccable marriage of artistry and high-quality construction. Natural rattan forms the body of this geometric chandelier, supported by a wrought iron frame that has been treated to a khaki finish
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Amani Sofa Table
Modern, yet casual style entry table in a tranquil grey-tone finish with organic reeded details and marble top.
Rami Brass Table Lamp
Aluminum with an antique brass finish and matching finial to secure the nature flax shade.