Style a Foyer in 8 Easy Steps

Ready to transform your foyer? Here's how to pull together a stylish space, step-by-step.

hanging mirrorhanging 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 rugstriped 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 tabletablecloth 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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PLUS: All-in-One

With just a little rearranging and a few extra chairs, your foyer can double as a dining space.

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