Utah Style and Design

How To: Decorate Your Foyer

June 11, 2018

If you need a little help at making an entrance, its time to update your foyer. We love Utah homes where the magic begins immediately inside the front door. As they prove, there are many unique ways to make your foyer memorable, whether you have a pint-sized entry hall or spacious, luxed-out lobby.

 

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Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat

Fabulous Floor

There are many stylish choices for your entry’s floor including wood, stone and tile. One way to make the surface sing is to think out of the box by manipulating the material. How about a surprising pattern? Case in point: In an Orem home, a boldly graphic pattern presents a striking twist on traditional black and white marble flooring. Design by Alice Lane Home Interior Design

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Photo by Scot Zimmerman

Handy Storage

Small entries have little room for oversized features, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have big function. Inside the front door of his small Salt Lake City home, designer Gregg Hodson created a charming vignette replete with a repurposed chest that offers a convenient place to drop his keys and stash his mail.

decorating foyer + lobby

Photo by Scot Zimmerman

Light Surfaces

Tom and Cara Fox ensured the entry of this 1940’s home was light-filled and spacious feeling. New white oak floors pair with walls they strategically painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White to brighten the curved walls of the original elliptically shaped foyer.

decorating foyer + lobby

Photo by Scot Zimmerman

Space-making Mirror

Hanging above a floating shelf in the small entry of a modern 1956 home, a large mirror reflects light and the nearby living room, making the tight entry space feel roomy and light-filled.

decorating foyer + lobby

Photo by Scot Zimmerman

Artful Gestures

Entries should give a hint of the style of the home and reflect the personalities of those living in it. For his family’s Orem home, Ezra Lee gave his glass-enclosed foyer a decidedly modern, light-hearted vibe. A smile-making frog painting, colorful coat rack and suspended ceiling fill the space with character.

decorating foyer + lobby

Photo by Scot Zimmerman

Spot to Sit

Light fills the entry of a farmhouse-style home built by Lane Myers Construction.  A unique Klismos-inspired bench offers a convenient and comfortable spot for guests to sit and family members to put their shoes off and on.

Brad Mee
Editor-In-Chief

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