You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color, and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live here?"). These incredible foyers will get you on the right track.
Instead of runners, "carpet" your entry with inlaid mosaic stones. Say goodbye to shedding rugs!
Add natural texture to a coastal entryway by installing a sisal rug on the wall. It's a fun, but still neutral, alternative to wallpaper.
You don't have to make it too fussy — an antique stool and lantern add elegance to a simple foyer. Try a mini console table for flowers, a lamp, and/or artwork.
Small Console Table, $141, wayfair.com
If you've got a small foyer, take a risk with bold wallpaper. It's eyecatching, but in a small space, it isn't overwhelming. Then, choose small furniture so you can open the door and walk without bumping into things.
Yellow sounds scary, but when you only paint one wall, it can actually feel really sunny and bright. Counterbalance it with a bold blue chandelier.
Chinoiserie jars are the epitome of chic. Add a rustic touch with mini topiaries on your console table.
Ginger Jars, $38, wayfair.com
Instead of wallpapering the foyer alone, carry it all of the way up the staircase to make more of an impact. If you're afraid of going too bold, choose a pattern in a neutral color.
Damask Wallpaper, $2, wayfair.com
Even if you don't have a beach house, you can turn yours into one by painting the entry seafoam. Then, sand and wax the floorboards for a more rustic look.
Storage hack: Add a secret compartment under the stairs. The false front is perfect for bikes, tennis rackets, umbrellas, etc.
Blue and white is the perfect color combo for a beach house. If your foyer is large, add intimacy with pattern, wallpaper, and a warm rug.
A bouquet is good. An oversize floral painting is even better.
If you want to upgrade your foyer without a serious reno, all you need is a color upgrade. Paint and matching trim will make the entry feel fresh.
No formal foyer? No problem. This screen is a sleek alternative to a room divider.
City apartment got you feeling like you're stuck in a concrete jungle? Botanical wallpaper helps bring the outdoors to you.
Blues and grays create a soothing palette. It might seem more of a coastal color, but it works perfectly in a farmhouse, too.
Hang oversized artwork over a chest to make an impact in your entryway. This Korean tiger complements the dresser perfectly.
We can't all have these incredible exposed wood beams, but we can fake a Spanish style with decor. Add period sculptures, an ornate console, and a upholstered bench. (But seriously, can you even notice those with that tiled stairwell in the background?! OBSESSED.)
If you don't want to paint, you can add fun color through your furniture. Try contrasting colors for a bench and accent chairs.
Paint one wall a deep, jewel-toned color, like this blue, to make an impact without darkening the space too much. The lighter trim will keep it feeling airy and welcoming.
If you've got high ceilings, add warmth to your foyer with a rug. Large-scale art on the walls will also help pull the eye down.
For a entry that makes people go "daaaamn," cover the walls with a bold printed paper. Keep the rest of the decor simple, like a small table, so it doesn't feel too busy.
The bold pattern of a custom-made, zebra-inspired rug gives this otherwise neutral entryway LIFE.
Leafed wallpaper, a stunning chandelier, and a sleek black console make this foyer total glam goals. Add abstract art for a burst of color.
For a Hacienda feel, cover bench cushions in a reclaimed carpet. Rattan baskets and an eclectic gallery wall complete the look.
Add a basket under your console table for extra storage. Fresh blooms never hurt anything, either.
These wicker chairs are everything our plain accent chairs aspire to be. Painted metal palms add serious fun.
This looks like wallpaper, but it's actually a mural. Coulda fooled us.
Black might feel a bit uninviting for a foyer, but that doesn't mean you have to stay away from it. Incorporate it in the details, like a mirror or lamp.
To create a light, airy feel, paint the walls white and whitewash the floors. To add contrast, go for a high-gloss black front door. Now that's haute.
Louvered shutters that open into the living room add a touch of British Colonial style to this entry. Keep tones brown and white to add to the period feel.