Hi, fellow interior design enthusiasts. Get ready for the second part of my blog series where I plunge headfirst into the crazy adventure of revamping my entryway.
Prepare for an epic dive into the thrilling conclusion of my DIY foyer makeover journey, leading to the grand reveal of the awesomely transformed space. Be sure to catch up on part 1 of this blog series to get the details about my initial design concept and how I kicked off the space transformation.
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Just to sum it up real quick, I wrapped up most of the wall painting in the first part of the blog and got started on giving the door and door frame a stylish black makeover. You'll also recall the wallpaper I put up on the feature wall (I totally messed up the first attempt). It looks awesome with the white and green walls.
Related Blog: Foyer Makeover Part 1 (The Design Stage)
Decorative Light Installation
I chose the exact pendant light from my mood board when I did the pre-design stage of the makeover. The pendant's ribbed glass shade added a touch of charm and lifted the overall look of the space.
I switched out all three old directional lights for these fab decorative pendant lights. And guess what? The glass shades create these playful shadows on the ceiling, adding depth and character to the room.
The transformation ain't complete without a wall masterpiece that'll totally steal the show. As I mentioned in my blog, wall art adds oodles of personality and charm to your space.
I stumbled upon this nice black-and-white photo of a lighthouse against the backdrop of the mighty ocean. It totally takes me back to my homeland, and the wooden frame vibes perfectly with the cool green wall.
The wallpaper I picked for the corner has leaves and birds on a black background- a tropical vibe but subtle. I even framed it with a wood strip from Home Depot to hide any imperfections.
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Overall, the feature wallpaper gave the foyer a ton of charm and character. I'm stoked I made this corner the focal point!
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Furniture and Decor Pieces
The foyer's got a fancy statement mirror that's both functional and fabulous. With its intricate frame, it adds a touch of glamour, reflecting the beauty of the tropical-inspired wallpaper and artwork. Plus, it gives the illusion of a bigger space, making the foyer open and airy.
For style and function, I brought in an entryway bench with an upholstered seat and wooden legs. The bench worked as a spot to sit and put on shoes, while also storing those shoes and other stuff. The design fits right in with the foyer's look, giving it a practical and stylish touch.
Also, I threw in a faux plant with huge banana leaves to jazz up the area and contribute to the tropical atmosphere. I matched it with a concrete pot (super weighty) that I snagged from a local plant shop in Calgary.
Finally, we popped in an area rug to anchor the space and add some toasty vibes. This rug is all about those subtle patterns and colors that scream Persian style, embracing the overall design scheme. It not only added comfort underfoot but also brought all the foyer elements together, making an inviting space.
The Transformed Foyer
After much prepping, painting, and hunting for the perfect furnishings and decor, we can finally bask in the glory of our revamped foyer. Ehla is loving the fresh entryway bench and rug with a touch of Persian flair.
The color combo of black, white, and green adds a vibrant yet moody vibe to the new foyer. Oh, and check out the wooden ladder I threw in for hanging scarves, hats, and coats instead of boring old racks or hooks!
All these fresh elements in the revamped foyer work harmoniously. Most of them draw inspiration from nature, combining the solid and soft to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
The modular cabinet I kept is a perfect match for the fresh paint colors, entryway bench, and area rug. And I purposely left the big white wall leading to the hallway empty, like a blank canvas for my Hallway DIY makeover (watch out!).
Wow, the transformation of this apartment foyer is seriously mind-blowing! The space is like a whole new world with vibrant wall paint, tropical-inspired feature wallpaper, new artwork, fancy glass pendant lights, a trendy mirror, a practical entryway bench, and a stylish area rug.
It's now got this totally chill tropical vibe and acts as this super inviting entrance to the apartment. This makeover shows how creative design and tiny details can totally change a room and turn it into a total reflection of personal style, creating this cozy and friendly vibe that you can enjoy for yourself and your guests.
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