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How to create a fabulous foyer

The foyer is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so of course you want it to be a reflection of your personality and offer guests a welcoming entrance into the home. Whether your style is classic or contemporary, there are plenty of ways to design a foyer that matches you and your home.

Make it yours
You want the entryway to feel like an all
-encompassing welcome mat for visitors and residents, with delectable designs over their heads and beneath their feet. One thing you'll definitely want to focus on is the floor, and you'll need to decide whether you'd prefer wood, tile or something else entirely. While carpet has its benefits, it's not the best choice for the room people enter with their dirty shoes on. A well-thought-out tile design can really define a space and make a great first impression. If you decide that hardwood is more up your alley, there are solid plank pine floors for people who prefer a lighter touch. Brazilian cherry wood is an excellent choice if you'd prefer something richer.

Lighting is important in this room as well - what's a great design worth if nobody can see it? Hanging lights are the preferred option, as they cast light over the entire setup, or you can go with an elegant chandelier. The "Shabby Chic" collection of decorative outlet covers has plenty of gorgeous selections to choose from if you're going for an understated look. The "Corian" collection also has a plethora of unobtrusive but colorful options. 

Do something a little different
Better Homes and Gardens
magazine recommended that no matter how you decide to tweak your entryway, it's important to "honor the architecture." The magazine pointed out that certain things are common for all entryways. For example, they all include a door and many have stairs nearby. One suggestion is to add a splash of color to your foyer by painting each step of the stairs a different color. Another great way to let people know they're welcome is to paint your front door a bright color such as sky blue or tangerine. The molding around the doorway and going up the stairs shouldn't be neglected - slap on a couple of coats of paint that match the new color scheme, or highlight the wood's color with a coat of oil. 

For colorful plug covers that match your adventurous new foyer, check out the "Colorful Nature Relief" collection. These switch plates sport vibrant colors with the silhouettes of leaves delicately draped over them. 

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