Dreamy Foyer Decor and Design!

Maybe “foyer” is too grand a word to describe what most of us have in our homes, but whether you have a mudroom, a tiny hallway or an entrance with 10-foot ceilings, this is the first room that people see when the walk in and so it should be a lovely sight! (Even if beyond the foyer you may have books shoved under your couch, dishes in the oven and toys hidden away in every nook and cranny!)

In our little wartime 1 1/2-story home, our “foyer” is a rather small hall with hooks for hanging coats & bags, and a little mat for shoes. It’s certainly lacking inspiration at the moment, but we have plans to paint (a warm, welcoming colour) and I know it could use a bit of de-cluttering, and perhaps a little more storage. Here are some functionally fantastic foyers that I’ve come across over the last little while.

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What an incredibly calming atmosphere to walk into! This entryway feels cozy, yet spacious at the same time. There’s so much charm with the molding, radiator and neutral palette — definitely a favourite in my books. There’s nothing in the way of storage here, but I do like that bench with it’s lovely woven seat.

What I love: The gorgeous floorboards, the door and surrounding windows, the ornately framed art & the house number in the transom.

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This mudroom is a rather welcoming space as well — just read the rug! You also can’t beat the happy pup waiting to greet you after a busy day! This room is nice and airy, which isn’t always the case with mudrooms, but with the light coloured curtains this particular space remains bright and cheery. It’s also got some great organizational space for boots, coats and hats. Those hooks along the wall are the perfect catch all — just be careful not to overload them!

What I love: The flooring (of course!), the storage baskets and their little silhouette tags, the possibly marble/granite boot washing station with bench at the back (ingenious!) & the detailed window frames with their checked curtains.

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This image is very calming to me — the light green and lilac accents are perfect, and you know I LOVE those white washed walls! This has a bit of a beach house feel — perhaps someone can tell me what that chalkboard says?

What I love: the asymmetrical placement of items on the plain white shelf, the elegant light fixture, the woven basket & the unique vase.

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I don’t think you could every feel anything but chipper walking into a house like this — look at that blue! Hello! This home looks inviting and cheerful and like a wonderful place to visit. I think the people who live here must be in a good mood 24/7!

What I love: the fabulous colour choice, the exposed beam ceiling & the distressed flooring.

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This foyer is so hip. I love how big the space feels and how simplistic the decor is. The bookshelf is well organized with thoughtfully placed knickknacks, and I love that the bike looks right at home, like it belongs — and bikes can pose tricky storage solutions! (Where do you keep your bike when it’s not outside?)

What I love: the exposed brick, the built-in shelving, the shiny black floors and that adorable bunny home.

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I think that perhaps the owner of this gorgeous entryway must have been a traveler at one point in their life. The eclectic style here is simple gorgeous. I think the neutral coloured wall behind all of these delightful treasure is the perfect way to showcase their finds. Even the beautiful floor is a work of art.

What I love: the suitcase turned shelf (genius!), the gorgeous floral chair & the expandable coat rack. (I actually have a rack just like that for my Pyrex mugs!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little collection of foyers and such — stay tuned as I continue to work my way through the entire house.

Up next? The home office!