Your foyer and the table you decorate there serve as guests' first impression of your home. Make an impression to reflect your home's décor and your esteem for visitors. Apply a principle of simplicity to avoid overwhelming what generally is a small space and your guests' sensibilities. Use color and design on an entry hall table to create an atmosphere of invitation and warmth.
Things You'll Need
- Decorative mirror
- Framed family photographs
- Fresh flowers
Provide a backdrop for your foyer table. Hang a decorative mirror above the table, reflecting a room beyond to create a sense of space in a small foyer.
Place a table consistent with the décor of the room into which your entry hall opens. Use, for example, a rustic table or a table fashioned from aspen wood if you have a mountain or country décor in your den or great room. Decorate a table the right size for the space. Leave adequate wall space on either side of the table to avoid overwhelming the space.
Introduce guests to your family as they arrive. Arrange a collage of framed family photos. Use varying sizes and shapes of frames, greeting visitors with images of the people and pets you hold dearest.
Place an attractive lamp on the table to light your entry hall as evening shadows draw. Make a dramatic statement with the style of lamp you choose. Place, for example, an art deco lamp on a black or white entry hall table for dramatic contrast.
Place a decorative bowl for keys on the table. Keep fresh flowers in a simple, yet attractive, vase as welcoming elements for family and friends.