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Festive & Functional Foyer Ideas

Make a statement this holiday season while keeping it functional for every day.

Looking for festive and functional foyer ideas? We’ve gathered our favorite seasonally eye-pleasing yet functional foyer ideas to help you welcome holiday guests and get the most use out of this space.

Smart Seasonal Storage
One festive and functional foyer idea is to add smart seasonal storage.

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Add hooks and a bench where holiday guests can sit to take off their shoes—preferably one with storage space, such as cubbies. Set a boot tray underneath and stock indoor-only slip-ons nearby. You can avoid the eyesore of mud and snowmelt by lining the tray with stones from your local garden store. Melted snow will drain through the stones. (Most will evaporate, but clean out the tray periodically.) 

Warm Welcome

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Rescue guests from the cold winter chill into your cozy foyer that is protected by a beautifully functional entry door. ProVia® replacement entry doors offer durability, energy efficiency, security, and many finishing options to match your existing décor. Adorn your new door with seasonal décor, a bold rug, and a warm color scheme to make the space feel inviting. 

Architectural Archways

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If your home features a long hallway just inside the foyer, consider making the space feel larger by working with a contractor to remove a wall to open it up. Decorative arches and trim add character and ambiance, while elegant lighting and runner rugs add depth and comfort. Adorn your new archways with seasonal décor throughout the year to highlight its architectural charm. Consider maintaining a consistent flooring from the hallway to your new opened space for a cohesive flow.

Lofty Ledge

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A ledge above your front door can double as storage and decorative space. Holiday décor and framed art offer the perfect backdrop to your home’s entry. When the season is over, stack decorative storage boxes filled with out of season décor and place on the ledge. Add crown molding and paint to match your existing foyer color scheme and style.

We hope these festive and functional foyer ideas have boosted your holiday spirits and sparked your interest in ways you can make your entry space more inviting, yet useful for your everyday life. For more decorating and home remodeling ideas, visit our Waunakee showroom or call at 608.709.7517 today.

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