5 Tips to Create a Foyer or Entryway in a Small Apartment

Even when you live in a small apartment or house, you can still make it your own. What can I say? I am an eternal optimist that doesn’t believe in the impossible. I grew up “making it work” regardless of what “it” was. I currently live in a 900 square foot 2 bedroom apartment with little to no room for a formal foyer.

In hopes of changing this, I have decided that this will be my next project in my home. For now, I wanted to share some of the research and the tips that I have compiled from other talented designers and home bloggers.

Here are 5 Tips to help you create the formal foyer you have always wanted in your small space.

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1. Choose storage that is pleasing to the eye. 

Decorating a foyer can be really fun, especially if you have an eclectic taste. Mixing and matching storage furniture and decor to create a functional, pretty space at the same time. You will want to find pieces that work well for storage purposes and you can turn them into DIY projects to make them all work together. This may include painting pieces or creating a cute color scheme to tie them all together.

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2. Take over a corner.

If you have a small corner close to your door, make it work as a foyer space! Even just a chair with a pillow on it invites guests to sit & slip off their shoes before they make themselves at home. Keep it simple but elegant.

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3. Use Wall Hooks.

Wall hooks will help you keep your items organized in that foyer space without allowing for a mess. Create enough hooks to hold purses, hats, jackets, etc. Keeping these items off the floor will prevent it from looking too crowded and cluttered.

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4. Temporary Wallpaper or Paint a Wall.

Playing with color can be the most fun part of this project. I love that there are more and more temporary wallpaper patterns to play with that fit my budget and doesn’t damage my walls. However, painting an accent wall or corner a specific color will allow it to be considered it’s “own space.” Customizing your design to fit your personality and design taste is key. It will really help tie the foyer together.

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5. Create a Little Table Space.

Table space is crucial in my home. Whether it is a side table, floating shelf, or narrow table… you need something to set your stuff on at the end of your day. Depending on your space, this could mean different things. I have teeny tiny entryway… I would most likely use a floating shelf to accomplish this. Complement this table with a mirror or maybe a little piece of art to liven it up a little.

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See it doesn’t take too much to create a functioning space in your home that your can set and store your belongings for the next day. Don’t overcomplicate it, or do it all at once. I think completing this project in stages is best! You can think through each step and make sure it doesn’t overwhelm the corner you will use. What do you think of these tips? Let me know in the comments below!

One Comment

  • Pat says:

    Thanks so much for sharing ideas for small spaces! My apt is less than 800 sq ft, 1BR/Bath. Love your style!

    xo
    Pat