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Foyer Decorating Ideas from HGTV's Genevieve Gorder

The entry way is a busy spot in any home. It is a catch all area for coats, backpacks, keys and so much more. But it's also the spot where you greet guests so it needs to be inviting and functional. With a few simple projects and easy design tips, you can improve lighting, add storage and create a welcoming atmosphere in your foyer. Begin with setting the tone with color and light. For paint, a gray color is a fresh approach to a traditional neutral. Swap out your old light fixture with a colorful Tiffany style ceiling light. A framed mirror can make the foyer feel larger by reflecting light from the windows and fixtures. Any easy to install curtain rod and curtain panels add color and warmth, let you control sunlight, and provide privacy. Find light fixtures at and a framed mirror at You can personalize your entryway with wall decorations you create yourself. Silhouette art gives your room a family touch and it's extremely easy to do. Have one or more half inch plywood board cut to size at Lowe's. take a picture of your subject's profile against a light colored background. Then print it out on regular paper in black and white. Cut out the profile, tape it to the plywood, trace and paint outside the lines. Just as picture wire on the back and hang. A slim entry way table under your mirror is a simple project you can do yourself, and requires minimal tools. Download instructions for a similar table at A sturdy, earth toned area rug muffles sound, protects your floor, and is beautiful. Add an elegant bronze lamp to accent your table and add another point of light. The red shade will go perfectly with the window treatments and chandelier. Tuck decorative totes under the table to store all the things that collect around the front door. Find rugs at and storage totes at For more great projects like this one, check out Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine or at
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