Two Story Foyer Decorating Ideas - Make your Entry Spectacular

Posted by Michael Foran on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 02:27 PM
Michael Foran

Many homeowners are unsure of how to decorate their 2 story foyer.

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Many homeowners are unsure of how to decorate their two story entryway.  Tall foyers are puzzling because there is a lot of space but not much room for furniture,  These foyers have tall walls of drywall, large front doors, archways and staircases that extend out into the foyer.  That is a lot of elements to deal with.  The best way to solve the problem is to break it down into the parts of a room.

 

WALLS

Most two story foyers have large expanses of drywall.  This is a great place for large artwork (see photo below).  It is better to use fewer large pieces rather than a lot of small items.  Too many small pieces will look busy.  Don't be afraid to go big.  This will give your foyer the WOW factor.

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FLOOR

There is usually room for a foyer table or a chest.  Use something special.  The foyer is everyone's first impression of your home and why not make it extraordinary? Choose a chest or table that says something about your personal style.  

The floor of the foyer should also have a beautiful rug. There might also be a place for a pedestal with a piece of art on it.  Again, use pieces that are special but do not use too many. In a large foyer, a pedestal on each side of the doorway also can look great.

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In the photo above the highlight of this foyer is the magnificent hand-carved mahogany table with an inlaid top adorned with a fabulous floral.

 

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This foyer makes a statement with this curvy, glamorous, crackle turquoise chest.

 

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 This bronze statue was selected to offer a warm welcoming feeling to guests.

 

CEILING

Ceilings are sometimes forgotten in interior design.  The ceiling of a foyer is a great place to add detail. A built up multi-piece crown molding can add drama to your tall foyer.  A large dramatic chandelier can really make your room.  Make sure your chandelier is properly sized.  

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 The beautiful barrel vaulted ceiling has a hand painted Ulladarni chandelier that is the highlight of the foyer.

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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Now what needs to be done in your foyer is to make selections that compliment each other.  This is the hardest part and this is where a professional interior designer can be a great help.  Most designers have great sources for artwork, rugs, lighting, furniture and some are good at architectural detailing.  

Decorating a two story foyer is difficult, but if done properly, it can be spectacular. Check out this blog for more two story foyer decorating ideas.

 

 

 

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