A foyer was on the must-have list.
When I first walked into the model of our current home, the sales person led us in through the back door. As I walked in, my eyes were drawn past the kitchen, through the living room, straight to the foyer. That’s when I knew I wanted this house.
I’ve been decorating and redecorating it ever since. This is an “in progress” photo of the latest makeover.
When I published my post, 7 simple steps to creating a fabulous foyer, some of you said that you wish you had a foyer. I understand. I have lived with and without. During those without times, I faked it.
So, today, I’m going to show you how to create a foyer when there isn’t one.
Whether your door opens right into the living space or your entry is small, you will start by defining the space.
For example, if you have a small wall space next to the door, consider adding a mirror and hanging a few hooks below it. This will give guests a place to hang coats, bags, etc and let them do a quick check in the mirror on the way out.
And if you’re lucky enough to have a wall next to the door, you can also add a small table like this one at Inspired Living.
Hooks, mirrors, rugs and tables visually define the foyer space, separating it by its purpose.
Or, you can physically define the space with furniture.
Does your door open into your living room? Place a console table behind the couch and position them perpendicular to the door. This will give you a surface for your guests to drop their keys, cell phones and purses. If there is room, put a basket under the console for shoes.
You could also set apart the space with an open bookcase,
or a screen as seen in the this foyer at Better Homes & Gardens.
And, an armoire makes a great substitute for a coat closet.
With a little ingenuity, you can have a foyer, and a home, that you love..
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