Tips for Designing Your Entry/Foyer:
Your entry/foyer is the first impression that not only yourself but also your guests have of walking into your home! It is also the space that will set the tone for the rest of the house. As custom luxury home builders, we understand the importance of having an entry that leaves a “wow factor”. Here are some design tips that we have for your entry/foyer!
First, the majority of two-story homes have a staircase either right as you walk in or right off the entryway, so why not take advantage and add to it? Adding beautiful intricate and detailed railings to your staircase is a subtle yet eye-catching factor. Another addition to the staircase that can make a difference is adding custom millwork which includes decorative patterns and quality craftsmanship.
At Fratantoni Luxury Estates, another entry/foyer element our luxury home builders suggest using to your advantage is tall ceilings. A tall ceiling at the entry is perfect for a chandelier, such as the Modern Estate entry below. Whether you prefer dark bronze, gold, silver, or another color, adding a chandelier will light up the space and draw your eye to the ceiling.
Space does not matter, a smaller entry can still make a statement! Adding elements such as a piece of artwork or a mirror to the wall can give the entry dimension. Depending on the height of the ceiling, adding a chandelier or wall sconces will brighten the foyer and still give an elegant feel. With a smaller space, our Scottsdale home builders suggest having a minimalist approach and only having a few items such as a bench or end table directly on the floor. It opens up the space and will make it not feel cluttered and small.
Your entry/foyer is the first impression guests have while walking into your home. Be unique! Whether you want a space to be minimalist or have intricate details, floor designs are a gorgeous touch. Adding a design whether it be a simple border along your walls with wood or tile, or a large floral mosaic, creates the perfect first impression.