10 Sneaky Ways to Fake a Foyer

Make the most of your non-existent entryway with these clever design tricks.


Make the most of your non-existent entryway with these clever design tricks.

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Design Indulgence
Go Graphic

A small entryway means you can get away with a bold accent wall. Patterned wallpaper adds definition to a meager foyer and yields instant personality that might overwhelm anywhere else.

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House Tweaking
Add Hooks and a Bench

As long as you've got a place to tie your shoes and hang your coat, even the tiniest entryway will feel complete.

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In My Own Style
Don't Dismiss Decor

With a little attention to styling, even a small console becomes a major design statement. Strategically hang a mirror to make the space feel twice as large.

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The 36th Avenue
Hang a Gallery Wall

Instead of placing your photos and art sporadically around the room, cluster them together. This move deliberately defines a wall as your entry, sectioning it off from the rest of an open layout.

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The Curtis Casa
Choose Pretty Storage

Piles near your doorway are just a fact of life. Don't underestimate the power of a cute umbrella holder and shoe tray to make everything feel tidier and fancier.

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Sawdust and Embryos
Build Cubbies

A stack of bins fits easily into a skinny space. Not only do they help organize your many scarves and mittens — they also add interest to an otherwise boring wall.

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East Coast Creative Blog
Get a Skinny Console

If your narrow hallway won't fit the average credenza, slim down. This DIY console makes the most of a tight space by offering extra style and a place to drop your keys.

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Brittany Makes
Add a Pop of Color

A single accent hue gives a barely-there entryway some extra oomph, making it feel like a thoughtful, fully designed room.

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The Sampson Home
Reimagine Your Closet

Open up a cramped space and gain a helpful spot for extra seating by ditching the closet door. Hooks and baskets look decorative, but still provide ample storage for your stuff.

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Chatfield Court
Don't Forget the Door

Your front door is the focal point of your entry (big or small), so treat it that way. Paint it your favorite bright color or deck it out with .

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