Small foyer ideas that include fresh summer decor and seasonal accessories. Easy and budget-friendly inspiration to update a foyer in a few hours!
We all have rooms in our homes that tend to fall to the bottom of the “refresh” list. I actually have a few rooms that could use some sort of update and our foyer was at the top of that list. It has been unchanged for several years. I’ve added seasonal decor but nothing that really changed the look of the space. Truth be told, this little makeover didn’t include very many changes, but even the small ones I accomplished made a big difference. Before we get to the foyer tour, I’d like to welcome anyone coming over from Lucy’s blog, Craftberry Bush. The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back and there will be more about that at the end of the post.
A New Rug
The rug in our foyer was showing wear and tear, so that’s where I started. I chose a bright Dash & Albert rug in a rugby stripe pattern. It’s an indoor-outdoor rug so it should be easy to keep clean. Simply adding color and pattern in front of the door made a huge difference.
New Wall Decor & A Pillow Refresh
I hadn’t changed the wall decor over the chair for years. In fact, it’s the first thing I see as I’m coming down the stairs so it’s a spot I should change quite often. I picked up the set of Rae Dunn plates at T. J. Maxx and they are perfect for the narrow piece of wall space. The chair stayed the same but I added a striped pillow from my stash. The blues all work together and give the corner a fun and fresh look.
I occasionally add accessories to the first few steps in our foyer and that gives me another place to work in some greenery. The galvanized lanterns, along with a small watering can, give the wood stairs some life. The staircase is wide enough that the items don’t get in the way at all.
We’ve made it around our little foyer to the main wall. (We didn’t have far to go!) Again, there isn’t much room, so I have to take advantage of every square inch. The small chest of drawers and mirror add much-needed storage and function. They are, however, dark and they have been around for a very long time. Trying to make this area look new and improved is a real challenge. I’ve got the top of the dresser to work with and that’s it. To lighten things up, I placed an ivory wood tray on top of the dresser. Fresh flowers lift the look of any space so I filled a pitcher with blooms from my neighbor’s yard. They are from her sweet mock orange bush that I wish was mine!
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Small Foyer Ideas Sources
T.J. Maxx: Plate set on wall, striped pillow, faux greenery.
Vintage or Inherited: Mirror, small chest of drawers, chair, wood tray.
Wall Paint Color: Upward from Sherwin Williams.
No longer available: Rug, pitcher, galvanized lanterns.
Small spaces can be easily updated with a few new accessories, some flowers, and a shopping trip through your home. Something as simple as a new rug can be a breath of fresh air in a stale room. Starting from scratch just isn’t practical for most of us, so I hope you found some inspiration if you have one of those “refresh” lists!
Speaking of inspiration, this edition of the Seasonal Simplicity series is all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. Now it’s time to send you on to my lovely friend Lory and her blog Designthusiasm. She’s sharing her bedroom and it’s loaded with summery loveliness. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…please take a minute and visit some of the links that catch your eye!
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