Vintage Foyer / June 27, 2018 / Desiree Cyr.
Here are tips from a stylist for creating a compelling entryway: Think of your entry as a gallery space. Use the walls for art and important personal elements that reflect you and your history. This is the perfect spot for showcasing that special piece of art since you will see it whenever you come and go—as will your guests. A chest of drawers is a great piece of furniture to put to use in an entry. Drawers can hide essentials like keys, gloves, or a dog leash while providing a horizontal surface to display a cherished collection, or create a vignette that reflects your passions and personality.
Ceiling Fixtures - Ceiling lights don’t have to blend in seamlessly the way some lighting does, and if you don’t have the space for a chandelier, this type of fixture is a smart way to add visual interest to your entryway. Choose from traditional, elegant, contemporary or bold styles to fit your home and add a dynamic feel. From flushmount ceiling lights to semi-flushmount and track lighting, ceiling lights offer versatility in addition to casting pleasant ambient lighting. Track lights are a great option for highlighting specific areas or works of art, while all ceiling lights add a lovely glow to the area without limiting overhead space.
Entryway Color Ideas - Light is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to the entryway. They are often smaller spaces that often only have the natural light coming from the doorway. The best colors for entryway paint are always lighter hues. From neutrals that go with everything to a warm pastel, choose something that will be the backdrop of your foyer décor.
Wall Sconces - Wall sconces add a welcoming glow to the entryway without taking up valuable real estate on a console table or your entryway furniture. Use one on either side of the door or an entryway system. You can also use wall sconces to draw the eye into the rest of the house by installing them in the foyer and down the hallway, if you have one leading out of the space. Choose from a variety of styles, shapes and finishes to pull your entryway’s look together. Sconces also come with uplighting, downlighting and multidirectional lighting to cast their glow on a variety of surfaces.