The foyer is an intricate part of the contemporary home, as it is mainly an entryway or room next to the main entrance or front door. It is also considered a welcoming area, the first thing that greets people when they step into your house. Originally, the foyer was meant to be somewhat of an airlock to keep the cold air from coming in to the warmer areas of the home, and also for the more functional purpose of storage for outer garments, shoes, or umbrellas.
In line with your home staging plans, the foyer can play a significant part in creating a great first impression in the minds of your potential home buyers. If your foyer looks welcoming or inviting to clients, it enhances the pleasant vibe as they look around your property. On the other hand, if your foyer is boring or unkempt, it makes clients have a negative impression of the rest of your home, and this could be hard to overcome.
A table or shelf for starters
The foyer will look decidedly functional with a table or shelf for placing keys, mail, or other items upon entering or before leaving the home. To make the foyer even more interesting, you can look for bright-colored tablecoth or fabrics to decorate the table. Personal items including family photos are not a good idea to display when you are staging the home, so replace these with other pieces of art or sculpture.
Light up the foyer
The foyer must be a bright and well-lit area in order to achieve a cheerful, bright disposition for the rest of the house. Allow as much natural light to enter the foyer as possible; if not possible, use lots of artificial lighting such as lamps or sconces.
A mirror helps a lot
Mirrors help to achieve an illusion of space and depth, and this is particularly helpful if your foyer has limited space and you don’t have much options when it comes to extending or adding to it. You can also place the mirror somewhere where it captures and reflects more natural light onto the foyer. Of course, people like to look at mirrors and see how they look before leaving the house, so this is also a functional part of the foyer.
Chairs are essential to the foyer
If you have already set up a table in your foyer, a chair (or chairs) would help to give it a cozier feel, and make it look more relaxed as people come into your house. It also provides a convenient area for people to take off their shoes or coats before entering the house.