Designing the entryway for your space can be one of the most important rooms to design. This room effectively sets the tone for the rest of the house and can make a big statement when guests first come into your home.
A great initial questions to ask yourself is how do I want to feel when I walk into my home? It is also important to consider what you will need functionally. A place to set your key? A place for your shoes? What kind of lighting do I need in my entryway?
As a designer I believe your entryway is a room in which you can really make a statement. Adding a tile inlay, wallpaper, or an elegant lighting fixture are great ways to add sophistication your entry space. If your foyer includes a staircase, designing the railings for your staircase can also make a big statement. You will want to choose a staircase railing that matches the rest of your homes style so that the space is cohesive.
If you have accent colors throughout your home a great idea is to paint your door in the same color as your accent pieces. This can be done on the inside of the door or the outside. When guests arrive at your home and initially see your door front they will have a glimpse into the interior of your home, Designing your foyer is a great place to add interest and have fun with design.