How To Decorate Your Foyer

It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door — so it might as well be pretty, right? There are a few things to keep in mind while decorating this compact but heavily trafficked part of your apartment or home. Here’s a pretty little foyer I’ve envisioned…




1. Create a focal point. This graphic silk scarf dictates the color palette for the space and directs the eye toward a pretty tabletop vignette and not that unsightly ceiling fixture your landlord refuses to replace.

2. Be practical. Fresh flowers get expensive! This topiary is a great cost-effective and long-term alternative for those with a black thumb (you only have to spritz it once a month!). If you have the space, an extra dining chair is perfect for pulling on rain boots and can be dragged elsewhere when you’re entertaining.

3. Use stylish storage. A small lacquer tray is a great place to toss keys and mail when you walk in the door while a braided basket keeps backpacks, shoes, etc. tucked out of sight!

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What are your favorite tricks for tackling your foyer?

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  1. such a pretty foyer!! we usually get in through the garage so never get to see the foyer but our guests do, so I better take your advice! have a productive weekend!

  2. Great post Mackenzie!! I think a foyer is always important to have decorated…it’s the first part of a home that anyone sees, you want to make a great first impression! I hope you are having a wonderful week and Happy Wednesday!! Be sure to stop by my blog and take a peak at the redesign.
    Toodles,
    Twirling Clare
    twirlingclare.blogspot.com

  3. I’m a firm believer that anything tossed into a good-looking tray counts as organized, and the gold lacquer just makes it look ever chicer! Love it!

  4. Great idea with the topiary, and the framed scarf – that’s actually inspired me to go thrifting and shop around for a vintage scarf to frame myself!