Ready to transform your foyer? Here's how to pull together a stylish space, step-by-step.
hanging mirrorStep One: Create a Focal Point
Create a focal point by hanging a mirror so its center is at eye level.
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striped rugStep Two: Add a Rug with Visual Interest
The stripes on an all-weather rug optically draw guests into the house, while the durable material holds up in a high-traffic area.
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Step Three: Add A Table
A round table breaks up the boxiness of the space. No sharp corners mean it's easier to walk around.
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tablecloth covered tableStep Four: Add Storage
Cover the table with a cloth that falls to the floor (you can use the space underneath for storage).
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Step Five: Choose a Vase
A large vase in the center of the table, preferably with color or pattern, adds height and interest.
Step Six: Add a Personal Touch
Keep vase stocked with flowers or branches. Surround it with oversize books for a personal touch.
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Step Seven: Include Decorative Elements
Add a few accessories like boxes, picture frames, candles, sculpture, and trays, but no more than seven objects on a 48-inch round table - you don't want it to look cluttered.
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Step Eight: The Finished Room
Voilà! A stylish entry for all to see. It's also a great place to turn into a bar when you're entertaining.
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With just a little rearranging and a few extra chairs, your foyer can double as a dining space.
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