A Foyer (or the entryway, originating from the Latin word “focus”) is usually found in large houses and is the first area someone steps in just after entering the house from the front door. In larger houses, a foyer is usually a square or rectangular hallway which leads to the other rooms, the staircase to the upper floor etc. Smaller foyers look sometimes like a narrow corridor which leads to the rest of the house.
Home owners don’t usually spend much time in the foyer area, but on the other hand, this space gives the first impression of the style for the rest of the house. Therefore, decorating this space in a chic way will tell much about your own personality and décor taste.
A foyer adds also extra convenience to the whole home since people usually equip their foyer area with useful and functional furniture such as extra storage cabinets, coat wardrobe, shelves, hooks and seating.
As we said above, usually in large homes, the foyer leads to the big main staircase which connects the two levels of the house. The foyer image gallery shown below illustrates a range of foyer entryways with staircases ranging from minimalist designs, to classic foyer designs. The staircases vary also in style and include different shapes such as curved staircase, spiral shape staircase, circular stairs, double staircase etc.
So have a look to our foyer image gallery below and if you spot an interesting design don’t hesitate to draw ideas for your own home as well.
Foyer in traditional suburban home with curved staircase and hard wood floor.
Foyer in luxury home with staircase and chandelier just above the beginning of the stair. A nice carpet at the entryway matches the floor tiles.
Cherry wood foyer with balcony and curved staircase. The color of the wood offers a warm welcome to people entering the home.
A staircase and entry way in a beautiful home interior. Notice the color of the furniture (chair) matching the carpet on the stairs and the rest of the floor. The wall on the side of the stairs offers plenty of room for hanging some pieces of vertical artwork.
Foyer in luxury home with curved staircase and view into dining room.
Foyer in new construction home with curved staircase. Notice the marble tiles and the small set of furniture in the hall way which look great.
Large and exquisite foyer in luxury home with double staircase. This of course is ideal for very large houses.
Luxury home entrance with carpeted staircase and a rectangular luxury carpet matching the antique furniture.
Modern home with purple carpeted stairs.
Luxury home with circular staircase and a nice round table with a vase at the entrance.
Again, this is a luxury curved staircase in a foyer together with two nice antique arm chairs.
Foyer with curved staircase in luxury home. The entryway looks empty but with the right amount of decor imagination it can become a pleasure to the eyes.