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Furnishing Your Foyer: Key Elements Every Foyer Needs

by Anne Wells

When you walk into a home, the foyer sets the mood for the rest of the house. A bland foyer will feel cold and unwelcome, but a well-designed foyer will make you want to explore what lies beyond the main entryway of the house. Shopping for a few key elements at the furniture store will help you create a foyer that makes you want to come home every day and feels welcoming to all who visit your home.

A Chair or Bench

 Depending on the amount of space you have in your foyer, every foyer needs at least one element of seating, such as a bench or a chair. If your foyer is narrow, a slim bench will make an attractive focal point and will provide a place to sit when removing footwear. A storage bench with a cushioned seat will add an additional coziness factor.

If your foyer consists of a small square area, purchase an accent chair to place in a corner. For a farmhouse or country home, a solid wooden chair will blend well with the décor of the home. For a cottage or colonial home, an upholstered fabric chair in a floral print will work well.

Drape a plush throw or quilt over the bench or chair to enhance the welcoming look of your foyer. Place a few decorative pillows on the bench that match the theme of your home's interior.

A Coat Rack or Armoire

If your foyer has enough space, purchase an armoire to hold essential outerwear elements and keep your foyer clutter-free. A beautiful wooden armoire on its own makes an attractive furnishing in a foyer area, but it's also a perfect organizing unit. Choose a color and style to complement your home design.

If your foyer is small, use a coat rack to keep outerwear organized and easy to access. A brass coat rack will work well in a modern or contemporary themed home. Choose a white wooden coat rack for a country or farmhouse style and wrought iron will look elegant with colonial decorating styles.

A Decorative Mirror  

A decorative mirror will add the perfect finishing touch to your foyer and bring elegance to the area. In a square foyer, consider using a floor mirror in a corner. Guests will love having a mirror to freshen up their hair or makeup upon arrival.

Furnishing your foyer with a few key elements will make the difference between a foyer that's barely noticeable and one that gets instant attention. A well-designed foyer will welcome you home each day and make your guests feel comfortable as soon as they walk in your door.

Cor more information about furniture, contact a company like Chris Furniture.