The foyer is the most important space in a house interior design. In many ways, it sets the expectation and the tone of the design for the rest of the house. Here are the elements of a traditional foyer –
If you love to go vintage then you could prop up an oak, teak or maple wood table with old-fashioned drawers and put up a nice lampshade and a few photo frames and an antique candle holder. This really sets the mood for the house interior design and gives a glimpse into your old-world charm.
A must-have element in any traditionally designed space, area rugs do have a timeless appeal and they can be used cleverly to form the focal point of the design. With a pair of matching print or coloured couches and a long slim table to hold a vase of fresh flowers, your guests will feel very welcome.
According to ancient Indian belief it is good luck to keep a mirror at the entrance of the home. An antique gilded mirror, old-fashioned armchair and a pair of wall sconces to light the way.
Vase and flowers
Nothing makes a great first impression than lovely flowers. A vase of fresh flowers placed on a large circle table set on a plush carpet and a pair of plush armchairs completes the picture to perfection. If the table is dark, then the choice of flowers should be vivid and bright and that would provide a lovely contrast to space.
If you wish to awe your guest, then foyer is where fabulous art ought to be displayed. Art can dictate the choice of colours in the foyer and in the house interior design. A wall of photographs will also the do the trick here and provide the vintage mood for the interiors.
This is one element that can elevate the look of the foyer in an instant. A grand Maria Theresa crystal chandelier intricately trimmed with delicate crystal is a beauty that would leave no doubt in people’s minds about what they would find in the interiors. With such grandness perched on the top, you can go light with space and not stuff it with any furniture. Just an area rug or a Persian carpet would do. If a grand chandelier is not an option, then a large pendant light or a wrought iron chandelier would look equally good.
A country-house special
Country homes are known for their lovely foyers. Elegant and old-worldly country house foyers are designed with sturdy wooden furniture with upholstery that matches the mood of the home. It uses a combination of vases, gilded mirrors, vases, classic photo frames and area rugs.
Foyers can also be functional and still be beautiful. Closed cabinets to place your shoes and an antique stand to hang your jackets, hats and shawls makes the space useful and lovely.
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