The entryway is the first space in your home that people see when they enter and it can either set a great tone for what’s to come in the rest of your home or make people wonder if they want to keep going. Creating an interesting, attractive, organized and functional foyer or entryway can not only get people excited about being in your home but can also help you and your family be more organized, enter and leave your home with ease and feel pride in the way others will see your home as well.
There are a few essentials to having an organized and attractive entryway. The first is having a really great console or foyer table. For the most part, every foyer should have a really great table to house some wonderful accessories, a lamp or two, and (if you don’t have a mudroom or come in through the garage) a basket or drawers for holding keys, name badges, or other small items. It’s also a great place to drop off mail!.
Great lighting is also a key component of a functional and attractive foyer or entryway. Your overhead lighting should really make a statement. Whether you have a two-story foyer or a seven-foot ceiling, there are wonderful light fixture options at your disposal. Make sure that the fixture fits the scale of the space. For example, a two-story foyer should have a large, interesting chandelier or pendant light fixture. If you have a seven-foot ceiling on the other hand, you are better off opting for a very nice flush-mounted fixture. Whatever the ceiling height or size of your foyer, really put thought and invest some money into a really great lighting fixture.
Consider also accent lighting. Lamps or dimmers are a great way to add accent lighting which can help to diffuse some of the overhead lighting if you are trying to set a mood while entertaining. Wall sconces can also be very interesting, and add a lot of style to a space while also providing mood and accent lighting. You don’t have to pay an electrician a ton of money to install great walls sconces in your entryway. Many companies now offer fantastic plug in wall sconces in amazing styles and color options.