I’m taking part in a new decorating series on the blog this summer called Room by Room, which kicks off today! My friend Amy from My Life at Home has a group of bloggers getting together every Tuesday for the next several weeks to share different rooms in our homes.
Today is all about foyer decorating. You can see other bloggers’ posts plus the full Room by Room schedule at the bottom of this post if you’re looking for decor tips for other rooms.
As I get new readers around here (thank you for being here!), sometimes I struggle with repeating myself to those who’ve been around for awhile versus not explaining enough about our house to someone who’s just jumping in.
These Room by Room posts will be perfect for recapping and summarizing different decorating ideas and DIY projects in various rooms of our houses over the years whether you missed something along the way or you’re brand new around here.
And if you are new around here, welcome! I’m glad you found my little corner of the internet. My husband Kalen and I are currently renting a house in Illinois just outside of St. Louis since Kalen took a new job here. We’re nowhere near settled, so I’ll be chatting a lot about our house we still own in Milwaukee ( we plan to return to in a couple of years) and all of the renovations and projects we’ve done there.
Foyers have always been kind of a trick for us. Our first house in Cincinnati and second house in Milwaukee pretty much lacked foyers entirely, with the front door opening into the living rooms. Not to worry, I just placed furniture strategically to fake little foyer areas.
Our rental house actually has a big foyer, which is really exciting. Call me crazy, but I’ve always dreamed of having a huge foyer. We just finished painting so now the fun part – decorating – can begin!
Read on for all of my favorite foyer decorating posts. We’re talking what to do with a small foyer, a small budget, before/after views of all three of our foyers, different seasonal decorating ideas (it seems weird to post about Christmas when it’s 90 degrees out, but whatever) and more.
You can read more here.
My mom loves decorating, too, and I share projects we do at my parents’ house on the blog sometimes. We gave her foyer a big makeover on a small budget. You can read all about it here.
The power of paint:
We’ve done a whole lot of painting over the years.
Here’s the before and after of our current foyer. Obviously we still have a ways to go in terms of decorating.
I’m planning to add a rug, some sort of table as a drop zone and some artwork next to the old doorbell chimes. (Aren’t they charming?!). See more of the foyer here.
Our Milwaukee house was all sorts of outdated when we bought it. Paint goes a long way!
You can see more here.
I wasn’t blogging yet when we lived at this house so my pictures are definitely not the best, but you get the idea. 🙂
You can see more here.
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Favorite foyer rugs:
We put these seagrass rugs near our front, side and back doors at our Milwaukee house. So needless to say, we think they’re pretty perfect for small foyers. I’m trying to figure out where to use these rugs in our current rental house.
They’re sooo comfy, and I love how easy they are to keep clean. Read more here.
Decorating the foyer for the seasons:
I’m constantly switching decor around, and different seasons seem like the perfect excuse to do so.
See last year’s summer foyer here.
See our foyer all decked out for fall here.
See more of the foyer all decked out for Christmas here.
I love St. Patrick’s Day – hello, green everything!
See the St. Patrick’s Day foyer here.
Since stairs are often a part of foyers, I figured I’d include a few of my stairs blog posts here, too.
You can read more here.
Back to my parents’ for this one. My mom was searching for a wall gate for the landing at the top of her stairs, and we found one just the perfect size at Homegoods. With a little paint, it was the perfect color, too.
Whew, for not having a real foyer in most of our houses, so many foyer blog posts! This was fun to put together, I hope you guys enjoyed it, too. What other foyer decorating dilemmas have you come across? Do you have a big foyer or are you faking it like we’ve done?
For more foyer decorating tips and tricks, head to the other bloggers’ Room by Room posts.
The Room by Room series will be back easy Tuesday (except next week will be Wednesday because of the holiday):
- June 27 – Foyers
- July 5 – Kitchens
- July 11 – Living rooms
- July 18 – Bedrooms
- July 25 – Master bedrooms
- August 1 – Bathrooms
- August 8 – Mudrooms
- August 15 – Bonus rooms