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, and I’ve been decorating and redecorating it ever since.
But, many homes don’t have foyers, and I’ve often wondered what I would do if I didn’t have one. So, I decided to answer the question, how to create a foyer when you don’t have one.
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,
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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