Stunning methods to help you decorate a small foyer in style.
Just because you have limited space doesn't mean your front entry can't be a stylish space with a lavish focal point. When opening your front door you want a beautiful entry space that will be inviting and warm. As I was designing my foyer I wanted this front entrance to welcome people in as well as give a glimpse into the style of our home.
But designing a foyer on a limited budget can be a daunting task! Take a look at these gorgeous DIY ideas to decorate a small foyer with a big impression.
Beautiful Ways to Decorate a Small Foyer
Take a look at all of the following small entryway ideas to turn your foyer into the perfect welcoming space.
Remodeled Farmhouse Foyer
I love to create on a budget and our small space foyer was just that. How about a budget-friendly entry to set the tone for the rest of your home?
Your foyer wall is the perfect place to have a shiplap wall. This gorgeous accent wall is a thrifty substitute made from hardboard. When you need to cut costs, try this faux DIY shiplap wall tutorial. You can also try a shiplap ceiling if you are feeling ambitious! The stunning white walls shine against the lovely pine floors.
Adding decor is a great way to embellish more style into your foyer. I refinished this entry table and added a new pallet wood top. Most of my entryway decor has been thrifted and collected over the last several years. A tiered tray is an easy way to add style to a small table.
Long Entry Wainscoting
We recently moved into our new custom modern cottage and it was important to make this room feel just as welcome to our guests. A wonderful way to embellish a foyer is by adding wainscoting or other woodwork designs to your wall space. When you don't have enough space for objects, a wall design is always a good idea.
And don't forget to add a floor rug to brighten up that floor space. Beautiful decorations can also spice up a room. See the full entryway here.
You can also try:
- Picture frame molding
- Alternative wainscoting for less
- Shadow box molding
- Contemporary Boho wood design for a bold look
- Board and batten wall with a fun wall color
- Vintage white wood look
Decorate a Small Foyer with a Gallery Wall
You can never have enough gallery walls, and this one by Lilian Hope Designs is just beautiful! A foyer is a first place to have a gallery wall because it is the best way to create a great first impression. What a wonderful way to welcome people into your home!
And these are perfect for tight spaces because you can make your gallery wall as big or little as you want, depending on available wall space. However, always remember that less clutter is best. There is definitely a balance between too much and too little on your wall. See examples of all of my past gallery walls for some interior design inspiration in your foyer.
I am drawn to how bright and airy this entryway by Bless'er House is! A bright color is always more inviting in smaller spaces that can be closed off. And instead of an entryway table, why not try a bench for your foyer? This adorable entryway bench makes me want to sit down and stay awhile.
I also love the storage baskets and obvious personal touch with the decorative items and wall hooks.
Looking for more bench ideas? I've repurposed and refinished some of the most beautiful benches for a foyer.
Square Batten and Board
If you are looking for a high impact low budget way to add charm to your foyer Thrifty & Chic has you covered. How awesome is this makeover? I love the square batten and board that highlights this tiny foyer. Add a bench and a small accent table and you're good to go!
Closet Turned Foyer Space
Lacking a visible storage space for your foyer? The House of Smith's turned her coat closet into the perfect entry to her home. This is such a great idea to open up the wall and create a fun nook that features a cute design, storage and sitting. And not to mention, the foyer looks so much bigger by opening up this wall. Take a look at her complete tutorial above.
Big and Bold Accents
The first thing I notice about this entry is the oversized mirror. A huge mirror like this is stunning and makes this entry appear so much bigger than it is. I also appreciate that there is just enough room for some hidden shoe storage in the corner.
This may be a compact space, but a stylish bench can make all the difference with a good impression. The soft colors give this area a fresh look that brings a fun pattern into the space. Throw in a toss pillow and a blanket throw for additional texture and design that soften the foyer. See this foyer in more detail here.
Decorate a Small Foyer with Neutral Colors
There are quite a few entryway decor ideas in this foyer that I just love. Let's begin by saying how gorgeous that white shiplap wall is. It extends to the ceiling which makes this small space appear so much bigger.
Neutral colors are utilized to decorate a small foyer like this one. I love the mix of taupe, grey, black and white. The color scheme helps this room to be cozy and inviting and not cluttered. For more neutral decorating ideas, take a look here.
The table decor accents like the large mirror and modern art are perfect for embellishing this small space.
And there you have my top favorite DIY ideas to decorate a small foyer. Embellish your small spaces with wood wall accents, natural light, a fresh coat of paint and neutral decor. Create a gorgeous foyer that is perfect for your living space and design preferences.
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