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Modern Foyer Design Ideas

Updated: 2022-09-19

Refreshing Foyer Furniture Ideas

Your foyer design defines your home and creates a warm welcome for anyone who walks through your door. Every once in a while, taking a fresh look at your entry space furniture will help make sure it’s in step with the rest of your beautiful home. Entryways give your visitors the first impression of your home. Implementing modern foyer design ideas will make that impression amazing. Read on to see more.

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Modern foyer design ideas have a few main roles to play in your home’s overall design.

  1. Create a pause as you welcome guests or say goodbye.
  2. Set the mood. You might say that every element of your entryway works together to set the tone of your home from the very first impression. Here is where your lighting really “shines,” and a stylish pendant can create an overall glow. Your rug and other accents, the style of the furniture, and artwork all send a message about the style of your home. Beautifully framed art gives you a chance to express your style from the moment guests enter the door.
  3. Allow some storage. Bassett Furniture design consultant Luci Most suggest, “Pieces with drawers are great because they hide clutter.” Particularly if your space is limited, an entryway storage cabinet can be a great place to tuck off-season accessories, blankets, and more. A storage ottoman, accent chest, or entryway table with storage can provide the same function. It just depends on how you want to design the space.
  4. Provide people a seat to pull off (or put on) shoes. An accent chair, bench, or storage ottoman in the entry ensures that guests don’t have to do an awkward one-footed dance as they remove their boots. As Luci Most note, “Young families like a bench with a shelf that can be used to house shoes and other items coming in and out of the house.”
  5. Position a mirror to check your appearance or fix your collar as you head out the door.
  6. Create a temporary place to set important items like keys and mail. According to Luci Most, “a foyer should have a piece of furniture where people can place items when coming into the home.” Here’s where an entryway console table or an entryway cabinet, set out of the way against a wall, can function as a convenient drop zone as well as a place for a lamp or decorative accent. Designed for narrow hallways and spaces, entryway console tables take up little space for the function they provide.


Does your home’s architecture leave your foyer undefined? In those cases, use modern foyer design ideas, starting with a substantial furniture piece that defines the space. That could be something as simple as a stylish storage credenza setting off the space from the rest of the room, with a handy side chair for a quick pause. Bassett SohoOr, as Bassett Furniture design consultant Luci Most suggest for open spaces, “I like to place a round table with a beautiful vase or platter. Custom Dining options allow you to create a look for any design scheme. This technique separates the entry from the rest of the living space.”

If you just want to make some small changes to spice up a dated foyer, Lucy Most advise “Paint the space to spruce it up and change the vibe. Add a new rug and perhaps a mirror and new lighting.” If you want to make sure your foyer is living up to its full potential with modern foyer design ideas, evaluate the whole space to make sure it is performing all the functions above.

To make your entryway a welcome space you love to come home to, and bring it into style with the rest of your home, visit a Bassett Furniture store.

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