6 Steps to a Fabulous Foyer

Give your guests a great first impression with a foyer that shows off your home's personality.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionIn a perfect world, our homes would be filled with fresh flowers and gourmet dinners would be served by candlelight every night of the week.

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That's hardly the reality for most of us but the fresh flowers may be the more attainable of the two — especially if they're relegated to the foyer where they'll have the most impact. "They'll let your guests know their visit has meaning," Lauren Jacobsen notes.

If flowers present too much of a maintenance issue, consider other organic objects, like a lovely tray with a layer of smooth pebbles, a wall-mounted or tabletop fountain or a decorative vase holding tree branches cut from your own yard.