Modern Foyer / June 19, 2018 / Mariam Shelley.
Just consider yourself a guest and look at your unlit and dull foyer; it’s not going to feel good at all! To greet your guests with a warm feel and to create that dramatic first impression, you’ll need perfect foyer lighting fixtures. From Foyer chandeliers, pendant chandeliers, flush mounts, wall scones and many more, you have plenty of foyer lighting options. Among all these, foyer chandeliers are always the timeless choice, for plenty of light and elegant presence. They come in many styles from modern to transitional, and they are not always traditional. Your individuality lies in your choice!
Pastel or softer colors look better in flat paint. Chocolate brown or very dark colors, I think look better with a little shine to them. The satin or semi finish will keep them from looking dreary by reflecting light around the room. Painting is the most cost effective way to give your room lots of impact. You may want to select a striking wallpaper pattern in keeping with the color scheme of the rest of the home. Stripes are great for adding volume and height.
Increase Your Closet Space - A chest is a great entry option for those with limited closet space. It’s the perfect place to stash off-season clothes or bulky linens. Keep them guessing by pairing a traditional-style chest with a modern mirror or piece of art, or vice versa. Establish a Mini-Room - There’s no reason a foyer can’t be a petite sitting room if you have the space. Using a bench rather than a storage piece and providing a few other places to perch can turn the entry from a pass-through into an extra, intimate seating area.
If you choose wallpaper with lots of pattern, you will have very little need for pictures or artwork. When choosing wallpaper, don’t assume that a small foyer should be papered with an equally small printed design. Some of the prettiest foyers I’ve been in, were small ones, where the paper chosen was large scale and very bold. The effect was wonderful! The entry is the perfect spot for tromp l’oeil. Possibly a mural of a Grecian urn or a large topiary.