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New Year, New Foyer: Decorating An Empty Space

New year, new space…… yes! Since we moved into our current house 7 1/2 years ago we been renovating little by little. To complete the bottom floor we just needed to design our foyer. I always had an idea of what I wanted to do with the space but needed that one piece of inspiration.

Well, I found that inspiration in of all places, Target! Of course!! This bench started everything!Mobile Image (2)

That was all I needed and the whole vision was in place (in my head anyway). When I get started on a space I always start with shopping my own house. I look for pieces that I can use to decorate a space from the other rooms of my house and the attic and basement for items I am not using currently and already have.

I found the pillows, candles, small bowl, throw blanket and farm market can from all over my house. Note that I always buy my throw pillow covers (click here to see current sale pillow covers) at Pottery Barn in the sale section. I buy the covers and put them over my existing pillows. This is a great way to update any room by adding color or pattern.

Another great way to add color or character to the foyer is to paint the inside of your front door. I painted mine the same color as the outside, but you can paint what ever color you like.

Here are the before pics of this space:

pre foyer

And here are the after pics:

after 2 foyer

It is not over decorated or cluttered, that’s not my style.  I like clean but warm spaces.  I especially love this rug. Whether you add just a mat in front of your door or a larger rug, it is definitely needed for people to wipe their feet on.

Rug  – I love the tone it sets for this space.  It is a 5×7 rug, but you an do a mat just at the front door too.

Welcome sign – This sign was made by a local business Barn Picks & Stuff.  I absolutely love them and there products. Everything is hand made or reclaimed and refurbished.  They are a Facebook business, click on the “Welcome Sign” and see what they offer.  Many of the items are one of a kind!  Here is a closer look at it:

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Light Fixture – I always use Pottery Barn for my light fixtures in all the renovations we have done.  Great quality and design.  Here are some of the other fixtures we have use throughout the house:  Large Rustic Glass Pendant (kitchen), Rustic Glass Sconce (bathroom) Armonk 6 Arm Chandelier (dining room)

Bench – This is what started the whole design of the space!  This bench is only available in store but there is a link for the site if you click on bench.

Table – This table adds a different material as it is made of metal.  Love how it fits the space. Here is closer look at the table & bench:

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I still need to decide what to put above the bench and would love to hear your thoughts!!! Let me now what you think!

I am so excited this is finally done and I love it!

Happy decorating!!

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