6 must-have elements to unlock your foyer's decor potential


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6 must-have elements to unlock your foyer's decor potential

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Foyer decor ideas

Get your foyer décor right by focusing on the six most important elements of a perfectly styled entryway.



Your foyer is the first thing to welcome you home each day and the first introduction to your personal style your guests will see. Make sure it is both welcoming and coordinates with the rest of your home by including these six elements below.

1. Coordinating door hardware

If you're still rocking the same door hardware that was installed when you moved in, it may be time to for an update that coordinates well with other style elements in your home. Take a look at existing lighting and fixtures, consider the style of your home and choose a style and finish that adds the perfect finishing touch. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how well door hardware completes the look. Try our style selector tool to help you get started.

2. Adequate lighting

There's nothing more welcoming than a vibrant, well-lit space. If your entryway has the tendency to look like a dungeon, consider installing new lighting that brings it to life. You can even opt for smart lighting that illuminates as soon as you unlock your front door with one of our connected smart locks.

3. Organization

It's easy to get home and throw your bags, coat, shoes and everything else you're carrying on the floor or nearest table. Tackle the chaos before it starts by adding a little organization right when you walk in. Install hooks for coats and bags, a shoe tray for shoes, and even a decorative crate or bucket to catch miscellaneous accessories.

4. Landing strip

The landing strip is also a key component of the organization you need above but is so important, it deserves its own callout. Add a table or even a slim shelf for small entryways to catch keys, mail, your phone, and other small miscellaneous items you may be carrying.

5. Place to sit

Give yourself and your guests an easy place to remove shoes by adding a chair or bench to your entryway. You can even save a little room by using the space below to organize shoes and accessories.

6. Durable rug

Finally, add the finishing touch with a rug that is both stylish and can stand up against whatever you may track in from outside. Resist the urge to choose something too light that will need replaced after a few weeks of wear and tear but don't be afraid to have a little fun with prints and color.

Ready to get started? Check out these DIY entryway projects to help you complete a space affordably and with your own personal touch.

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