You ask quite a lot from your foyer: It has to look good because it’s the first thing your house guests see, and it’s a welcoming space for you to come home to. But it also has to handle stacks of mail, piles of shoes, coats, key holders and your grocery totes… so it has to be organized AF. That’s a lot to ask from a space that’s sometimes not much bigger than a hallway. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to style your foyer to make it beautiful AND functional, whether you’re going for a boho-chic vibe, a minimalist look or a preppy style.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC FOYER
Boho babes, bring on the texture to turn your foyer into a luxe and restful space. Get inspired by the colors of the desert with warm browns and pops of teal. If your foyer closet is already cramped with coats, tuck beautiful woven baskets under your console table to give you a place to stash your vast scarf collection. Add good smells with a diffuser and don’t forget the fresh flowers in an edgy cactus vase.
West Elm Scoop Table Lamp ($55), CB2 Gold Cactus Vase ($13), H&M Metal Tray With Rim ($25), PBteen Wood Mirror Shelf ($149), H&M Metal Hanger ($13), H&M Cushion Cover With Pom Pom Trim ($18), CB2 1938 Tobacco Leather Butterfly Chair ($399), Nate Berkus Fringe Woven Stool ($65), Lulu & Georgia Painted Desert Rug ($182+), Olli Ella Medium Dipped Belly Basket With Leather Handle ($35), John Vogel Trestle Console ($499), P.F. Candle Co. Mojave Reed Diffuser ($22)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST FOYER
For a sophisticated vibe, play mostly with striking neutrals, warm metallics — yes, looking at you copper — and soft pastels. A big mirror amps up the functionality of your foyer, while hanging planters add life without taking up any valuable floor space. Bring in some tunes with a super sleek speaker and add a cheeky doormat to show off your #priorities.
Clever Doormats We Hope You Brought Wine ($35), BIDKhome Metal and Glass Beacon Wall Mirror ($158), CB2 Raj Hanging Planters ($25+), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($6), H&M Small Stoneware Vase ($13), Aether Cone The Thinking Music Player ($132), H&M Round Metal Tray ($18), Ferm Living Herman Side Table ($399), Seletti Umbrella Stand ($100), Eliza Gran Pom Pom Venice Basket ($98), Lulu & Georgia Zimmerman Rug ($149+), Honore Deco Croisette Armchair ($1150), LEIF Crosshatch Mudcloth Pillow ($85+)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY ENTRYWAY
If you’re lucky enough to have a “larger than average” entry space, add a long bench and a mini table to show off your pretty accessories. Add extra organization with a wall-mounted organizer that’ll keep your to-do lists neatly tucked away. No space is complete without a little plant life, so grab a couple marbleized planters or a bold abstract art print and add some color to your foyer.
PBteen Paper Wall Organizer ($29), PBteen Naturalist Ball Mirror ($199), CB2 Crystal Table Lamp ($199), Lulu & Georgia Theo Side Table ($124), Meridian Furniture USA Ethan Upholstered Bedroom Bench ($700), CB2 Blanche Metal Baskets ($60+), Kate Spade New York Gramercy Scatter Dot Rug ($126+), CB2 Palazzo Marbleized Planters ($13+), Fringe Studio “Hello Love” Candle ($23), PBteen The Emily & Meritt Sequin Dot Euro Pillow Cover ($49), Oh Joy! Abstract Floral Framed Artwork ($18)
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