FRESHEN UP YOUR FOYER SPLASH SOME COLOUR ON ENTRY
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 (olliella.com.au) or a statement artwork like this one by Laelie Berzon (homeroomstudio.com.au).