Whether you have just moved into a new house, are renting a new space or trying to decorate your current home, an area that is sometimes left empty is the foyer or front entryway. Some might feel like it’s a tough space to fill with the right piece of furniture but it’s the perfect spot for an accent table, a lamp, and perhaps some art. What a wonderful way to make a great first impression.
A long wall or a diagonal one can be an obstacle when trying to decorate, but it’s actually a very useful space and one that might often be ignored. Start with measuring the wall and, if it is a long stretch of wall, focus on the center. A nice accent table that displays something such as vases, candles, framed photos or a lamp with a mirror hung above it can fill the space nicely and provide a welcoming ambiance as guests come in the front door. Whatever your personal motivation is for making this a functional space, the piece of furniture really is the focal point and key for a well rounded space in this particular area of a home.
Determine what may be the most useful for your home. If you are single or married with no children, perhaps a nice buffet to store china and seasonal dishes would serve a purpose, as well as provide a space on top for a nice lamp and to display photos and decorative pieces. If you are a larger family with children, a low bench with baskets underneath would be useful for storing shoes, sports equipment and items you may bring in the house with you from school or work. Some hooks or a hutch hung above can be great for hats, jackets and backpacks when trying to accommodate multiple members in a family.