Walking into the homes of our childhood, there was always something about that moment when we opened the front doors and walked in. Though we might’ve been at Mimi’s or Nana’s houses or simply walking into our own, each always elicited the same feeling: we’re home. Through this, we learned that the entryway can be an important tool for creating a welcoming first impression for guests or an inviting respite for yourself and your family after a long day of school and work. Finding simple ways to style your foyer table can be an easy first step in creating a relaxed and inviting ambiance in your home.
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4 Simple Ideas for Styling Your Foyer Table
Foundational Piece: Artwork or Mirror
Select a foundation piece that draws the eye to your foyer table. We love choosing with mirrors or a piece of artwork. In smaller spaces, a mirror allows for the illusion of more space. Furthermore, opting for a mirror with a touch of matte gold or brass easily adds warmth to your entryway. A piece of artwork is also another ideal way to pull guests’ focus to this table, with a focus on softer pieces with warm, moodier tones.
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Add Life to Your Foyer Table with Candles and Greenery
An easy way to add a little life to your entryway is by including candles with enticing scents or greenery with complementary hues.
Before guests arrive, light your favorite candle and allow your friends and family to be greeted not only visually but with the power of scent, as well. We love our Amber Bergamot scent that allows for a sweet amber, warm vanilla and zesty citrus fragrance to help welcome people in.
Greenery is another ideal way to add a bit of visual interest to your table. If fresh flowers aren’t an option, choose dried or faux options that are often little-to-no maintenance.
Incorporate Texture with Soft Textiles
There’s something about the sight of a soft fabric that feels inviting before even touching it. We like to use our entryway space to incorporate varying textures to not only bring in visual interest, but to wordlessly invite our guests to feel relaxed and like they’re at home.
Opt for soft throw pillows and woven throw blankets in baskets for easy accessibility and added style when not in use.
Warm It Up With Gold or Brass Accents
Warm up your foyer table with matte gold and brass accents that offer an effortless sophistication to your space. As opposed to silver accents, gold and brass come from the “warm colors” category, and have a welcoming and calming effort wherever you choose to style them.
For this entryway look, we selected our Hand Forged Antique Brass Candelabra and Decorative Glass and Metal Partitioned Box for added luxury while maintaining a simple, welcoming aesthetic.
The Buzzworthy Takeaway
Whether you’re welcoming yourself back home after a long day or wanting to offer your guests a home-away-from-home experience, your foyer table is the perfect place to consider. Whether you use one or all of the above tips and tricks, remember the ultimate goal is to create a warm and inviting aesthetic. Less is typically more when it comes to decorating your home, so be sure to focus on what brings both style and functionality to your entryway space.
Before you know it, your home will silently exude a sense of ease and calm as you open your front door – just the way the homes of your grandmothers likely welcomed you.
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