So you have done a wonderful job with the exterior curb appeal of your home, and the buyer has now just entered your home. Here is how you can help that inviting, warm feeling continue.
If your foyer is a separate space from other rooms, great! The use of different flooring types, arches, or doorways can help set the stage. If your entrance is actually part of another room, however, you will need to define your foyer’s boundaries so it seems to have its space.
One thing is true – all foyers contain front doors. Make sure yours is clean and freshly painted both outside and inside. See if carpet on your stairs needs to be replaced or cleaned or hardwood floors need touch-ups or polishing. Make sure the banister and risers are shiny.
The color of your walls in the foyer can be different from other areas of your home as long as the color is tied in with accents such as pillows or rugs in adjacent rooms. This will help define the space as well as the energy of your home.
The most important accessory in your foyer is a mirror. A mirror bounces light into a smaller space making for a positive vibe. A plants or other small accessory can help, but be careful not to clutter this space so it does not feel overwhelmed.
Make your foyer functional for your daily use. Have a chest of drawers to keep things needed every day, where the mail can be put each day. Whatever your family needs, put this space to good use.