3 Dreamy Ways to Decorate Your Foyer for Fall
If you’re feeling the urge to make your home ready for the harvest, start with where your guests get a first impression: the entryway. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to transform your space with fall-tastic accessories like faux fur accents, autumn-scented candles and the ever-important mirror. You might not have room for all these essentials, but even a few will turn your foyer into a warm and hospitable space (even if it’s really more like a made-over hallway). Scroll on to see how we’d style the front hall for a boho-chic home, minimalist abode and preppy space.
Your entryway is the first chance for people to see your personality, so if you’re boho to the core, own it with a nature-inspired color palette. Create a friendly and inviting atmosphere with a few quirky accessories, like a faux fur stool, a kilim rug and a few hanging plants. Brighten up the space with a lovely diffuser, and spell out a cheeky message on a trendy letter board.
Dot & Bo River Glass Table Lamp ($185), Tom Dixon “London” Reed Diffuser ($99), Lulu & Georgia Cassius Mirror ($130), Dot & Bo Haversham Macrame Plant Hanger ($27), Three Potato Four Forest Green Letter Board ($50), HomePop Faux Fur Blush Square Stool ($120), Dot & Bo Mountains and Rivers Rug ($699), H&M Storage Basket ($10), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($10), H&M Faux Fur Cushion Cover ($18), Dot & Bo Wixby Console ($552)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST FOYER
Even if you’re a minimalist, a narrow table is a foyer essential. You’ll use yours as a place to drop mail, bags and packages, so keep a tray on hand to help corral the clutter. Accessorize the table with a chic lamp, clock or candle to set the mood for your guests. If you have enough room, set up a leather chair (complete with cushions, of course) where guests can sit and take off their shoes.
CB2 Gallery Brass Square Wall Mirror ($179), Kimmy Hogan Foliage III Art Print ($41+), Threshold Marble Clock ($20), Threshold Brass Task Lamp ($50), H&M Wood and Metal Tray ($30), H&M Velvet Cushion Cover ($13), Threshold Pieced Decorative Pillow ($20), Dot & Bo Montmartre Arm Chair in Leather ($960), Lulu & Georgia Halette Rug ($44+), Mudhut Asmara Console Table ($130), H&M Scented Candle in Ceramic Jar ($18)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY FOYER
You know what? Forget guests — your foyer is the first thing YOU see when you come home, so make sure it’s a space that makes you happy. If pink and preppy brings a smile to your face, add flair to your entryway with a quirky mirror, a colorful upholstered bench and a small side table to catch your keys and sunglasses. No matter how small your space is, you’ll always have room for a fun piece of artwork and a good-smelling candle.
Lulu & Georgia Azteca Mirror ($522), Kimberley Dhollander Dreamy Houses Art Print ($19+), Threshold Tripod Floor Lamp ($80), Three Potato Four Best Day Ever Pennant ($24), Boy Smells Ash Candle ($28), Dot & Bo Calistoga Upholstered Bench ($298), H&M Leopard Print Cushion Cover ($13), H&M Faux Fur Throw ($80), Lulu & Georgia Metrix Rug ($88+), Silver Fern Decor Solid Hot Pink Accent Throw Pillow Cover ($24), Nate Berkus Gem Accent Table ($80), Nate Berkus Faceted Mini Bowl ($5)
How are you decorating your foyer this fall? If you’re doing a home makeover, follow us on Pinterest for even more decor ideas and seasonal inspo.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)