6 Steps to a Fabulous Foyer
Give your guests a great first impression with a foyer that shows off your home's personality.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionIt's becoming more and more common for the foyer floor to differ from what's found throughout the rest of the house.
Another idea is to hand-paint or stencil a design around the perimeter or in the center of a wood floor, applying several layers of varnish to protect the finish.
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"Install a stone floor in the entry and have it open onto wood floors," says interior designer Nana Kersh Winters of Schooler-Kellogg & Company in Dallas, Tex. "If not a floor change, then have a beautiful rug in front of your door and layer it on top of carpet if that's your only option."