Just step inside the front door and look at how successful entries provide a first glimpse of the home's design personality. Casual or formal, an entry foyer can be an artful place to greet guests, drop your keys and bags, and even offer simple seating to pull off those boots.
We have a small entry, so seating isn't an option for us, but we use generous lighting to expand our space visually. I think lighting is an important element and should be incorporated into the design. Who wants to enter a home that is dark and eerie?
I have a preference for neutral paint shades, so I may be a bit prejudice. But, light walls brighten the entry and serve as a calm palette for personalized decor.
I'm a fresh flower kind of girl, so I always keep living plants or cut flowers on our foyer table. There's just something about bringing nature's beauty inside that makes me happy! And, fragrant flowers always delight the senses as you enter.
I'm happy with our terra cotta tiled floor and stairs. But, I do think bricks set in a herringbone pattern (above) are glorious. My true obsession is with natural stone, but don't tell my husband. Sometimes, DIY floor projects happen when you least expect them!