Your entry or foyer is the first thing you, your family and guests see upon entering your home, so shouldn’t it be both welcoming and memorable? No matter whether your space is large or small, this room has a big purpose-it acts as a transition point between your sanctuary and the outside world. A successful entry will stay true to your decorating style, be functional and create a big impact. Achieving this isn’t hard if armed with a few ideas and a plan.
Many homes feature wrought iron elements in the foyer. Whether it’s a decorative console or an impressive iron lantern, there are many possibilities for including wrought iron in your decorating scheme. We’ve shared a few ideas and products to help you get started in creating an inviting foyer.
There are several possibilities in tables for the entry. A demilune is a half moon shaped table with a straight back and curved front. They work well in smaller spaces. These tables are often made of a marble or glass top on a wrought iron or wood base. Alternatively, console tables are rectangular with a longer width and shorter depth. They are made of similar materials to the demilune. Both tables work nicely when placed upon a wall with room for a decorative mirror, wall sconces or wall art. A round table is appropriate in larger entries-they look especially nice when placed under a chandelier or lantern.
Lighting is an important element to consider when decorating your foyer. In lieu of a standard ceiling fixture, consider a wrought iron chandelier if you have enough headspace or for lower ceilings a small decorative iron lantern. If incorporating a demilune or console table in your design, think about adding wall sconces on either side of a mirror or artwork. These will add a subtle light source perfect for setting the mood. Another alternative is to use a single table lamp or two buffet lamps set upon the table flanking your wall decor.
A large decorative mirror will be aesthetically pleasing as a focal point and functional for checking your appearance before heading out the door. Wrought iron framed mirrors are especially pretty in an entrance. They come in many designs from modern geometric patterns to intricate scrolling ones. You’ll know which one to use according to the style of the rest of your home. A large mirror can be hung by itself or a smaller version works well over a table in a vignette.
Additionally, a piece of decorative metal work will add pattern and interest to your space. Hang it alone or include above your console or demilune in place of a mirror. Scrolled pieces work well in a Mediterranean or formal decor while geometric pieces work in a contemporary or modern one.
Creating an inviting entry or foyer should be an important consideration when decorating your home. Wrought iron furniture, wall art and accessories provide a warm and inviting appearance to help you achieve this objective. Your living space could be enhanced with the help of personalized and custom paintings, which could help bring a more homely look to your home. Some interior designers and homeowners find that using personalized diamond paintings with photos of family members and pets makes your home feel more welcoming to visitors.
Visit our Timeless Wrought Iron website to shop our wrought iron offerings. Our collections feature such wrought iron manufacturers and artisans as Bella Toscana, Charleston Forge, Napa Forge and John T. Unger.