22 Foyer Ideas for a Bold, Beautiful Entry


The foyer is a hardworking part of your home. It’s the first part of your home guests see and frequently a dumping ground for your family’s belongings—a foyer that is both hardworking and beautiful is key. From bold color choices and statement pieces to strategic storage and timeless furnishings, use these foyer ideas to create a warm welcome in your home.


Dressed in warm, earthy tones, this soaring foyer does more than just nod to the desert beyond. An arched glass door frames the landscape, turning the natural surroundings into a focal point. A pair of Louis chairs and an upholstered bench provide a perch to take a load off and take in the view.

Edward Gohlich

Daylight floods this two-story foyer, where aqua hues serve up a coastal feel. A colorful entry door and turquoise chair punctuate the space while a seafoam green grasscloth dresses the walls in more subtle color.

Michael Garland

The white walls of this Midcentury home serve as a blank canvas for bold color to pop. Vibrant orange begins with the double entry door then continues onto an area rug and up to the settee’s orange throw pillows. Terra cotta tiles and dark wood tones keep the welcoming foyer grounded.

Helen Norman

This fresh foyer offers a lesson in simplicity. Just a few basic items—an area rug, a chair, and a mirror—are all that’s needed to create a simple yet stylish entry. A chartreuse front door adds a dose of color to the otherwise neutral space.

Adam Albright

A warm red runner, leather campaign style bench, and a round mirror in this modern entry offer a similar lesson in simplicity. Twin brass pendants light your way into the home, while the addition of a fiddle leaf fig breathes life into the space.

Werner Straube

This elegant entry leans into its curves. A gracious staircase spills out into the foyer and sets the tone for the rounded entry table and spherical pendant light. Notice how something as simple as fresh cut hydrangeas on the entry table helps bring life and color inside.

Helen Norman

This small foyer uses the existing radiator cover and vertical wall space to maximize design and storage space. Hooks hanging behind the front door and up the foyer wall provide a place to hang coats and bags or showcase a collection of hats. Rather than trying to add furniture into the small space, the radiator surround doubles as an entry table, with a welcoming vase of flowers and a bowl to drop keys.

Robert Brinson

This bright foyer is like a breath of fresh air with its plentiful natural light and crisp white walls. A narrow entry table and basket help corral items without obstructing the view or getting in the way of the Dutch door.

Dustin Peck

Traditional style marries playful color for big impact in this small foyer. The navy from the front door continues onto a gingham-pattern floor, while lavender painted trim is a sweet surprise. Traditional elements—a Greek key mirror, a curved burled wood console table, and blue-and-white porcelain vases—anchor the space.

Laura Moss

Natural tones and textures shine in this masculine foyer. Rustic wood ceiling beams, an arched door and windows, and mercury glass pendants draw the eyes up, while a pair of leather benches and a runner provide softness against the natural stone floor.

Lisa Romerein

Neutral geometric prints, a gallery wall, and a white chandelier play beautifully together in this bohemian foyer. A low-slung settee with patterned throw pillows offers a place to sit and put shoes on.

Werner Straube

Make a statement in a two-story foyer by playing with scale. Here, a colorful large oval mirror is striking against soaring white walls. A tall vase with massive green elephant ears sits on a concrete pedestal table provide a hearty welcome.

Werner Segarra

Just a few key elements are needed for a stunning black-and-white foyer. Here, a black metal door and lantern punctuate the blank white walls. A black-and-white area rug and black-and-white lamps complete the look. 

Laurey Glenn

Quiet accessories allow beautiful wood tones to shine throughout this rustic foyer. An antique table resting on an ivory area rug serves as a dropping ground for keys and bags. Overhead, a brass pendant adds subtle glamor.

Annie Schlechter

If you’re not afraid of bold color, consider painting the walls, trim, and ceiling of your foyer in the same vibrant hue. In this foyer, hardwood floors and a white console table temper the bright blue walls, while framed artwork punctuates the space.

Dustin Dorr

In a neutral foyer, an area rug is an easy way to inject color (and change up as you desire!). Here, the blue from the entry door continues as an accent on the red rug. A petite entry table and mirror fit perfectly along the narrow wall.

Dustin Halleck

If you’re working with white walls, showcasing family photos or an art collection adds instant color and coziness. In this space, a colorful runner and blue throw pillow provide soft texture while the gallery wall provides much to look at.

Maria-Carla Atencio

A coral shelf with pegs is part hanging storage part display piece in this beachy foyer. On the opposite wall, woven baskets on a high shelf provide additional storage for out of season or infrequently used items.

Jonathan Mark Denby

Geometric patterns and a fresh coat of white paint can give a traditional foyer a more modern feel. Here, a kid-friendly arm chair invites you to sit down and relax. The round mirror and pendant light nod to the circular motif on the original entry door and millwork. 

Jonathan Mark Denby

Consider playing up a favorite architectural detail to make your foyer pop. In this striking foyer, your eyes are drawn to the graceful curves of the moody black stair risers and the gentlemanly tweed runner. To let the stairs shine, the entry table is kept simple with two white cubes.

Jared Kuzia

Clean lines and quiet colors are hallmarks of Scandinavian design. An upholstered bench sits beneath a natural wood shelf and hooks, serving up both style and function in this foyer. Underfoot, a black-and-white rug warms the wood floor.

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