First impressions are everything, so when someone walks into your home for the first time, you want to make that impression a good one. The foyer is going to be the first thing people see when you open the door, so taking some time to dress it up is a good thing. You may not have a grand entry hall to welcome guests, but you can still make it look beautiful. Here, we will look at some simple DIY projects that you can do to transform your home foyer.
One easy DIY project to give your home foyer a facelift is to hang up a mirror. You can make it a small mirror that is just big enough to check your looks before you head out the door or a full-length wall mirror, whatever would best suit your foyer and your home.
You can get creative with this and put the mirror in a vintage frame or get a new frame and make it look vintage. Another fun way to make the mirror look more unique is to hang it in an old window frame. This is an easy DIY project and gives your foyer some character.
There is typically a lot of stuff that needs to be organized in a foyer — coats, scarves, purses, shoes, keys, and other items — so giving people a place to set it is a good idea. Instead of just installing some hooks for your coats or little show cubbies, you can get a little more creative than that. You can build a little wooden bench easily to give people a place to sit down and take off their shoes. Under the bench seating, you can leave space for shoes to go.
If you need a place to toss your keys and loose change, and the bench itself will not suffice, you can install a floating shelf with a little basket or tray to collect that stuff for you. Beneath it, you can put a small wastebasket to toss the random receipts that your pocket collected over the course of the day.
You can hang hooks above the bench, and then you can hang some decor above the hooks. All you need to do is put down a floor mat to give people a place to wipe their feet before they take off their shoes, and you have a mudroom! To polish the look off, you can hang up some decor that fits in with the rest of your home.
Give it a Dramatic Flair
Repainting the walls in your foyer may be the first option that comes to mind for changing the look of the walls themselves, but why not make it look a little more dramatic? You can install faux stone in your entryway to give your home foyer more character. While this does not sound like a simple DIY project, it is surprisingly simple and can be done in a single weekend.
You can cover all of the walls of the foyer in faux stone, or just a simple accent wall, or some tasteful wainscoting. You can get truly creative with DIY projects like this in your home foyer and the rest of the house.
If you have a limited amount of space in your foyer but still want to dress it up a little, you can build your own foyer organizer. This can be as simple or complex as you want it to be, but the most basic form of organizer is a small shelf with some coat hooks installed on its underside or on the wall underneath it. You can add a small mirror to it, framing it in the same wood as the shelf itself, making it all into one single piece. Make sure the shelf is wide enough for your keys, pocket change, and anything else that is loose and cannot go on a hook. If there is enough space, you can add some small decorations to it, like a small potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers.