Our foyer was an ever evolving space- too narrow to be able to have a lot of function, too long to have no function & the very first thing that people saw when they walked in our house! You can see below that it ended up being a gallery wall of sorts. On the facing wall we had hooks for all of the dogs’ leashes and coats.
Here is the space when we moved in… a beige hallway.
The biggest thing we did in here to define the space was our board and batten wall– I love love love this project & sometimes wished our paint had been a little darker so the white board and batten popped a bit more! Board and batten is such an easy project!
Above the board and batten we added some fun prints, signs & pictures that represent our family. We started here & then added on again here & once more for the configuration below. It was a fun growing gallery wall!
The other “fun” project in this space was the light fixture. Remind me to never try to DIY a light again. It would have looked better and been so much easier just to buy one. You win some you lose some! Also it was such a pain to put back up the original light fixture when we were selling the house. Fun fact, it was so hard that we didn’t actually get it totally fixed for our first showing. Well our first showing became a whole day of showings- all with no light in the foyer… luckily we got an offer that night, light fixture debacle and all. And yes, of course, we fixed it before closing!
I love the above view of our house! You can see how open everything is and how the space flows. The foyer was always a rough spot for me to decorate & there were definitely projects left that I wanted to complete- mainly a new front door and paint color! There are always projects that are left to be completed!
What function does your foyer serve?