Make a small foyer more inviting and open by using the right scale of furniture, art, and accessories. There are many decorating ideas that can be used in creating a perfect area for your guests to enter into as well as a functional, practical place for a busy family to use on a daily basis.
When deciding what type of furniture to place in your small entry, it is better to get a main, large piece as opposed to a bunch of smaller pieces. For example, you can place a sideboard along the wall and next to the entry or the wall under the stairs. This will serve as a easy drop off and pick up center for placing mail, purses, keys, and other small everyday items. You can also place a decorative chair under a beautiful piece of artwork and add a delicate wood side table next to it. Not only can this area be used for changing shoes, but it can also be utilized as a quiet reading spot away from the hustle bustle of the home.
Accenting a small foyer with a variety of accessories is a great way to add interest and depth to this area. Placing an arrangement of tall flowers on the entry table adds height as well as color to the space. Mirrors are a wonderful addition, especially in a small area. A mirror will give the illusion of the foyer being larger that it truly is as well as reflecting light into this space.
Make a dramatic statement by adding some metal wall art or wall decals to the foyer. Metal wall art will add depth, shadow, and create interest to your walls. They come in many themes (from tropical to western, modern to cottage) to compliment your personal style. Wall decals are great for all of the variety of themes and sizes that are available. Cover a two story wall with a large tree decal. Extend the branches and leaves out and place a smaller barn decal with some horses or cows to create 3D country scene. Decals also give you the freedom to place the different pieces how you like and tailor it specific to the needs of your foyer.
As you can see there are many great ways to decorate a small entryway. Just use a little imagination and have fun creating.