Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh home­room­stu­

WHAT­EVER you call it – an en­try­way, foyer or hall­way – this is where peo­ple form their first im­pres­sion of your home.

You want it to rep­re­sent your per­sonal style and in­te­rior de­signer and Home­room Stu­dio founder Romy Dankner says with the en­ter­tain­ing sea­son on our doorstep, up­dat­ing your foyer is the eas­i­est way to freshen up the home.

“The foyer is an in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant zone of the home,” she says.

“It’s the first thing guests see when they ar­rive and the last thing when they leave.

Try th­ese tips to get your foyer in top con­di­tion.

Trans­form the area into a mini gallery with a col­lec­tion of bold and in­trigu­ing art or dis­play of pic­tures.

For the “colour-con­ser­va­tive”, flush the foyer with a colour you would not usu­ally con­sider.

No mat­ter what your per­son­al­ity type – colour­ful, cre­ative, shy or serene – the foyer will give you the op­tion to stretch your style.

“I per­son­ally never tire of an­tique US white and laven­ders that are not as­sertive colours, but still warm and at­mo­spheric,” Dankner says.

“Try to pre­vent the en­trance from turn­ing pale by ac­ces­soris­ing with a deca­dent royal-navy or pearl-grey ceil­ing.”

High-gloss tiles are making a come­back and let own­ers cre­ate sur­faces that re­flect their per­son­al­ity.

Whether you’re af­ter a tex­tured tile, mo­saic magic or want to com­pletely cover the en­trance wall with a com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent colours, tiles are in­ter­est­ing, con­tem­po­rary and have a sense of old-world Euro­pean charm.

Your foyer will ben­e­fit from a wellthought-out light­ing scheme. Re­move any cur­tains that re­strict nat­u­ral light and in­tro­duce an over­sized state­ment pen­dant.

Have fun with fix­tures as they can move with the light and are eas­ily re­placed as trends change. Or to add in­ter­est, neatly show­case a se­ries of pre­mium mag­a­zines.

White­washed floors and a high­gloss black door will cre­ate Scan­di­na­vian style with mono­chrome op­u­lence. A bright and bold rug can also cre­ate a talk­ing point.

Green­ery will help soften this space. In­tro­duce fresh fo­liage in an over­sized vase, or try dried laven­der in a jar, which won’t over­whelm the space. If you have space, a small in­ter­nal gar­den is an­other op­tion.

The foyer is an im­por­tant zone and en­trance to the home and should re­flect your per­son­al­ity, says in­te­rior de­signer Romy Dankner (bot­tom). For a quick up­date, add a lit­tle green­ery, a bright rug like the Olli Ella Moroc­can rug (ol­ or a state­ment art­work like this one by Laelie Berzon (home­room­stu­

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