That tiny front foyer was the perfect blank canvas to have fun with. I took a modern but youthful approach to this design that all started with the flooring.
How to redesign a front foyer DIYMart 21, 2021
They say first impressions are everything. I used to think that the entrance to a house had a purpose – a place to throw away your shoes and coats. After living in and renovating a few houses myself, I quickly realized that it was a bit more than just that.
When we bought the house, we had plenty of white square tiles everywhere. While it doesn’t look too bad in the pictures below, they were actually stained and looked really grubby. The tiled floor really showed its age. Since these tiles covered most of the main floor, we removed them during our demolition days and replaced them with hardwood floors for a warmer look. . . .
I chose a bold geometric pattern that uses three different colors: black, white, and gray. This color combination is still neutral enough for a sleek look, but also offers an eye-catching pattern for the floor. In this case, tile work is my main focus, so I wanted to keep everything else simple.
Adding a bright yellow shade is just another way to add color to a more neutral palette. I also piqued interest by using these wall art decal stickers. By the way, this is a first look at one of my many designs that I’ll be selling in my upcoming shop this spring!
The walls, paneling, front door and closet doors have all been repainted. It really is the easiest way to breathe new life and freshen up a room. You can see my makeover to my closet doors to see how I’ve transformed regular white construction doors with fantastic new brass handles from House of Antique Hardware.
For the light it was not in the budget to buy a new stylish lamp. I tried to create a DIY project using the existing light fixture on the ceiling. After one failed attempt, I gave up and moved on to Plan B. What do you think?
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