Your home’s foyer sets the first impression of a guest or prospective homebuyer. Make a powerful statement to anyone who enters your home by designing a foyer that reflects your taste and style. A combination of colour, patterns and millwork can greatly enhance your foyer. If used properly, they can display your personality and leave the desired impression.
Colour Helps Add Personality
Paint and wallpaper are one of the most effective ways to make a statement. Colours display various personality traits. If you want to give a peaceful impression, try experimenting with creamy colours. If you want to convey a stronger personality, brighter colours are more suitable. You can also use accessories and pieces of furniture to enhance the desired colours.
Highlight the Existing Architectural Design
Make sure your front doors are clean, well kept and in top condition. A fresh coat of paint certainly wouldn’t hurt and it will certainly help to make a good greeting. Stairways are susceptible to wear and tear as a result of regular use, so you should perform any maintenance work as needed. Fresh paint, varnish or new carpets should not be neglected.
A Touch of Flare with Accessories
The mirror is considered by many designers to be the most important element in the foyer. It is important both as a guest and as a host. As a host you can see your appearance before you open the door to greet your guests, and the mirror also reflects light in the room. As a guest you also want to ensure that you look your best with a quick glance. You should also have a space or container reserved for miscellaneous items such as keys and newspapers.
Pick the Right Lighting for the Space
Lighting is more than an aid to see in the dark. It also enhances the look of your foyer and emphasizes certain features. If you have a great piece of furniture or painting you’d like to highlight, try placing lights above or next to it to draw your guests attention.
Frame the Space with Nice Moulding
Moulding details serve to add to the drama of your home’s entrance. There are many designs you can choose from and you can select the one that speaks best to the design of your home as well as your personality.
Your foyer design must be both stylish as well as functional. Go through a list of what you would like the foyer to do for your home and see if you need to make any adjustments. Foyers can be enhanced with any budget. Speak with an interior designer to see what best suits your home and your budget.