Foyer Decorating Ideas
Foyer decorating concepts aren't much different than your living room decorating, bedroom decorating, or any other room in your home, ie. you want to make it look fabulous, like the rest of your home, a prelude of what's to come, and a knock out like you!
You should incorporate all the principals of interior design into this space, and dress it with care...
Establish focal points- with a great chandelier or fantastic foyer light, a beautiful accent table with stunning accessories, beautiful art or family pictures, a comfy bench or chair...
A rug in the foyer is never a bad idea, especially if there are tall ceilings. A rug always helps to ground the space and in any room, and in the foyer it adds function as well.
Your foyer lighting is important, and it's where most fail by choosing the wrong size foyer light, not the correct scale, for the space. I'll tell you the formula for choosing the correct size chandelier for your foyer a little later on the page.
If you can fit a chair or bench, it's always a great idea to have one. It provides a nice place to sit and wait for a ride, or a place to take off your shoes , if you're not fortunate enough to have a mudroom,
Remember to create harmony and balance, use pattern, repetition, contrast, and transition, and scale to create an interesting first impression in your foyer.
Your foyer is the first thing people will see when they enter your home, so make it wow!
Here's an article I wrote about foyer decorating and
How To Make A Wow Statement In The Entry...
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How Big Should Your Foyer Light Be?
How to determine what the fixture height should be:
Foyer chandelier: Fixture width: Measure the length and width of the area where the fixture will hang from and add the figures together. Total equals the fixture size in inches. (ex.,12' length plus 18' width area is 12 + 18 = 28, a 30" diameter chandelier would work best)
Foyer chandelier fixture height: The higher the ceiling the taller the chandelier should be. Use 2 1/2"- 3" per ft of room height .ex,. If the ceiling is 10 feet high, a light fixture that is 25” to 30” in height is best.
Foyer chandelier hanging height: 7' 6" from the floor to the bottom of the light fixture.
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