50 Amazing Foyers That'll Welcome You Home

Wanna come over?

Christopher Sturman

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.

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Foyer Nestor Santa-Cruz
Bjorn Wallander
Simple and Elegant Foyer

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

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Francesco Lagnese
Rustic and Refined Foyer

Chinoiserie jars are the epitome of chic. Add a rustic touch with mini topiaries on your console table.

Ginger Jars, $38, wayfair.com

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Annie Schlechter
Large-Scale Wallpaper

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

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Frank de Biasi Manhattan Apartment
Stephen Kent Johnson
Hidden Cupboard

Storage hack: Add a secret compartment under the stairs. The false front is perfect for bikes, tennis rackets, umbrellas, etc.

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Amy Neunsinger
Blue and White Foyer

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.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
Matching Trim

If you want to upgrade your foyer without a serious reno, all you need is a pint job. Paint and matching trim will make the entry feel fresh.

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Annie Schlechter
Floral Foyer

A bouquet is good. An oversize floral painting is even better.

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Graphic memories of that summer in Majorca, if only in your mind. 
Maura McEvoy
Jute Wall

Add natural texture to a coastal entryway by installing a sisal rug on the wall. It's a fun, but still neutral, focal point.

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Christopher Sturman
Botanical Print Foyer

City apartment got you feeling like you're stuck in a concrete jungle? Botanical wallpaper helps bring the outdoors to you.

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Laura Resen
Louvered Screen

No formal foyer? No problem. This screen is a sleek alternative to a room divider.

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Christopher Baker
Oversized Artwork

Hang oversized artwork over a chest to make an impact in your entryway. This Korean tiger blends with the Orient-themed decor.

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Luke White
Ginger Jars

Wicker baskets help this Chinoiserie-paneled entry feel more relaxed. Add ginger jars in varying shapes for an eclectic elegence.

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Francesco Lagnese
Checkerboard Floor

Updating your floor can dramatically change an entry. A black and white checkerboard is bold, yet still classic.

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Originated in 17th-century France with softly worn pastel hues, yet even today it shows no sign of fatigue.
Luke White
Cool Toned Foyer

Blues and grays create a soothing palette. It might seem more of a coastal color, but it works perfectly in a farmhouse, too.

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William Abranowicz
Tiled "Rug"

Instead of runners, "carpet" your entry with inlaid mosaic stones. Say good-bye to shedding rugs!

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Anne Schlechter
Spanish Colonial Foyer

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.

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Colorful Foyer

If you don't want to paint, you can add fun color through your furniture. Try contrasting colors for a bench and accent chairs.

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saltire console
Francesco Lagnese
Stone Foyer

If your house has got stone or exposed brick, let the natural materials be the focal point of your entry. A simple accent chair or console table is all you need.

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Francesco Lagnese
Calming Blue Foyer

Light blue is soothing when you walk through your door. Add industrial pieces, like a chest or pendant light, to make it feel more rustic.

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Christopher Sturman
Deep Blue Foyer

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.

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blue and white foyer
James Merrell
Airy and Bright Foyer

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.

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For a dramatic statement in the foyer and stairwell, Harper covered the walls in Jim Thompson's Duquetterie linen. Hourglass table, Bunny Williams. Runner, Stark.
Francesco Lagnese
Dramatic Foyer

For a dramatic entry, 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.

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zebra rug stairs
Miki Duisterhof
Neutral Foyer

The bold pattern of a custom-made, zebra-inspired rug energizes the monochromatic palette in this entry.

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vaughan lymington chandelier
Maura McEvoy
Glam Foyer

Leafed wallpaper, a stunning chandelier, and a sleek black console make this foyer total glam goals. Add abstract art for color.

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Victoria Pearson
Hacienda Foyer

For a Hacienda feel, cover bench cushions in a reclaimed carpet. Rattan baskets and an eclectic gallery wall complete the look.

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Bahamas foyer
Bjorn Wallander
Island Foyer

These wicker chairs are everything our plain accent chairs aspire to be. Painted metal palms add serious fun.

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antique french basket
Annie Schlechter
Warm and Light Foyer

Add a basket under your console table for extra storage. Fresh blooms never hurt anything, either.

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entry mural
Simon Watson
Whimsical Foyer

This looks like wallpaper, but it's actually a mural. Coulda fooled us.

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white aged console table
Karyn R. Millet
Black Accented Foyer

Black might feel a bit uninviting for a foyer, but that doesn't mean you have to stay away from it. Incorporate it in accents, like a mirror or lamp.

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whitewashed entry floors
Amy Neunsinger
Light and Breezy Foyer

To create a light, airy feel, paint the walls white and whitewash the floors. To add contrast, high-gloss the front door black.

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