Make an Entrance: Ideas For a Downright-Fabulous Foyer

Peter Dolkas

Like a great handshake or a flattering dress, a striking foyer can make a great first impression of your home on your guests. The design of your foyer also sets the mood of your home, so it's important to stay true to your style and create a cohesive experience. If you're a person who loves vibrant colors and large-scale graphic artwork, don't resist wallpapering your foyer in a bold, wide-striped wallpaper. If traditional interiors are more your speed, make an impression with a beautiful ceiling light fixture or a subtle, patterned stair runner.

Whatever look you're trying to achieve, a few accessories can elevate your foyer from just a place to drop off your keys to a room where friends will want to linger. Add a little interest to your foyer console table with a chic lamp, an umbrella stand, a painting, or even a guest book. Click through our slideshow above to see our favorite inspiring foyers, and shop our top-notch accessories for the space below.

What makes your entryway fabulous? Let us know in the comments below.


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Element Console Table, $499, CB2 Addison Staggered Low Bookcase, $1199, West Elm Pearl and Bone Inlay Console, $2049, Horchow


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Fornasetti Umbrella Stand, $1058, Farfetch Umbrella Stand, $505, Mod Mobili Chelsea Umbrella Stand, $130, Crate & Barrel


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Kingsbridge Bench, $738, Atchison Home Wrap Bench, $399, CB2 Mongolian Lamb Bench, $1450, Jonathan Adler


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Luck Be a Lady Lamp, $825, Atchison Home Orb Lab Light, $199, Schoolhouse Electric Tall Canaan Table Lamp, $425, Jonathan Adler


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Moon Series, $34, West Elm Asha Gold Wall Hanging, $2553, The Future Perfect Zeus Bookends, $63, Atchison Home

Photographs: Christopher Sturman, Ashley Whittaker, Sharyn Cairns for Home Life, William Abranowicz for Elle Decor, Stacy Naquin, Miles Redd, Country Home, Kelly Wearstler, Thom Filicia, London Wallpapers, Jeremy Allen, HGTV Canada, Architectural Digest

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