Modern Rustic Home Foyer Makeover!
The moment is finally here – my first room makeover in our new Home Decor Series! Today I will be chatting about my foyer. My sad, puny foyer.
Okay, my foyer wasn’t AWFUL, but man, it was dinky. And dark. And honestly, a bit boring. Just lifeless and stark.
- The mirror/clock combo – my grandma gave me this mirror years ago and I still love it – I just simply attached a clear hook to it to hang the clock.
- The space was ample, so I could do a lot with it if I planned smartly.
- It was a blank canvas that I could pretty much do anything with.
- The table was too small, which made the space feel empty and cold.
- The paint color was not my favorite, but I had to stick with it (it was an expensive job when it was built by the previous owners and may be an asset for resale later).
- The antique lamps were cool, but didn’t allow for much light, especially since one was broken. The color and style also didn’t work well for the theme I was after.
- Since the overhead light was so small, the space was dark. The space needed better lighting.
As I mentioned in my launch post, the style I was shooting for in my designs was “modern rustic,” which is basically a mix of textures, woods and metals. I chose this style because it lends itself nicely to my home, which has a bit of a cottage-y and Tuscan feel.
Are you ready for this?
As you can see, the biggest transformation to the foyer design was switching out the small table and replacing with a beautiful, larger console from Birch Lane, which is a more appropriate size for the space.
While I REALLY wanted to change out the ceiling light with a metal/wood combo chandelier, it proved to be quite costly to do so, so I opted for better lamps on the console. The lamps I selected had clear bubbles, a metal base and gold leaf shades. I love the combination of various textures and colors.
I kept the mirror and clock, which I think fits into the theme nicely.
Other touches include photo frames – one ceramic and the other metal – a metal “B” letter, yellow ceramic flower, wooden bowl, metal llama (coolest thing ever!) and fresh flowers.
For the bottom shelves, I reused the books I had in the old design, as well as some other knick knacks I had around the house, including a wooden plate, white bird statues, elephant statue and wicker basket.
Oh, and I added very fuzzy white rug! I know it isn’t practical to have a white rug in the entry way, but I like to break the rules once in a while. The area just needed something…fuzzy.
The space FINALLY feels full, warm and “grown up.” Seeing how this is the first room my guests are greeted in, I wanted it to feel special and I’m very, very proud of it!
So….here is a bit of an overall breakdown: