Things We Love – Wallpapered Foyers

Things We Love – Wallpapered Foyers

There’s that old saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” and for your house, that first impression is your entry or foyer. My favorite foyers are ones that have a distinct footprint – I like to step inside to a foyer that is it’s own space, then move on into the rest of the house. And that design in a foyer just begs to give off a little ‘wow.’


I love the glimpse we get into this foyer with it’s cheetah spot stencil, which could easily pass for wallpaper.  Ordinarily I would think this is a little over the top, but it’s perfectly set off by the black door & touch of glamour we see in the adjoining room – gold decorative pieces and the black and white geometric print pillow. And the foyer looks to be fairly small, so the print is not overwhelming.



I love this paper. It’s so versatile – I’ve seen it used in nurseries, bedrooms, powder rooms. It’s lovely on this recessed wall with it’s arched top. And the black door combined with the black striped accent on the chair adds sophistication. Very swoon-worthy!

This bamboo print paper is gorgeous, but it certainly sets a tone for the rest of the house. It would be hard to make everything else live up to this foyer! Or do you do this foyer in a house that is very simple and clean beyond it?

I call this foyer brave. The blue mixed with brown is unexpected, but it is so pretty. And the brown only works because there is so much natural light from the door. Even when the main door is closed, the transom above floods the space with light.

Classic black and white stripes, one of my favorite looks, are very Hollywood Regency. This foyer makes me sad that I can’t see the rest of the house!

Another bold pattern wallpaper that is best used sparingly. But also gold mixed with black – is that just MY preference or is is a trend? I love this – the bright light allowed by the door allows the black chest to not overwhelm the space or add too much weight visually.

I love this updated traditional look of grasscloth with wainscoting. Just gorgeous. And so easy to carry down the hallway as shown here, because it’s a great way to tie in colors or designs in other rooms. So beautiful!


This idea might be the best of all worlds – this wide horizontal stripe paper is used only on the same wall as the front door. It gives the space graphic, color, style – but is still subtle, and updated classic design. Love.

What is your vote on wallpaper in the foyer – yes or no?


(images found on Pinterest.)