Foyer Decorating Help...
Interior design ideas and inspiration for your hall, stairs and foyer decorating.
Colors, storage, space, safety and practicality are all covered.
How to make the most of hallway space...
It's easy to overlook your hall or foyer - it's not a 'real' room, and you're only ever passing through...
...but actually, your hallway, foyer and stairs are very important parts of your home!
Your hall or foyer will usually be:
You might just be passing though, but you do actually use your stairway and foyer a lot!
These pages will help you with lots of tips, ideas and inspiration for your stairs, hallway and foyer decorating...
A Warm Welcome
First, we'll look at how to create an open and welcoming feel with your foyer decorating...
Whether your entrance foyer or hall is the first thing that visitors see when you open the front door...
...or if it's hidden away, as the central artery of your home, around the stairs and landing - your hall stairs and foyer are the central point around which the whole of your home exists!
...but also a nice, clear breathing space, for you to collect your thoughts, and belongings, together, before leaving the house...
...or a breath of fresh air to welcome you, when you come home from work, or the school-run!
Decorating a Foyer to Get this Look
Hall and foyer decorating to get this look concentrates on:
Your hallway also joins onto many, if not all, the rooms in your house, so it's a great idea to make colors in adjoining rooms work well together...
...particularly if you spend a lot of time with doors left open!
This is one reason why neutral colors work really well in hallways.
We nearly always find a rich cream is our favorite choice for hallways and stairs - we've found that a bright white is spacious, but is stark and cold, not welcoming at all!
Something light and neutral for foyer decorating, like cream, also helps the space feel bigger - which is very useful in lots of houses...
...particularly if you also extend the color up into narrow, or enclosed, stairways, stairwells and landings.
Help the Space 'Flow'
One flooring throughout helps the space to feel larger.
This may not always be practical, but do try and look at the effects of similar flooring texture and color in adjoining rooms, if you like a unified and spacious look.
There is more about choosing a floor covering for your stairs, here...
Your hallway or foyer can also come in very handy as an extra space or extra room, too - your hallway might not be an extra room, but it could be nearly as big as one!
Don't let all that extra space go to waste!
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