One Day Mini Project: Foyer Makeover
Sometimes the little things make all of the difference. While huge full room makeovers are tons of fun and make a huge impact, sometimes updating just a few square feet of wall space make just as large of a difference. And today I want to share a real Postbox Project Makeover that did just that!
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So back to today’s small project with a big impact! If you are looking for a mini project you can do in just a day, I introduce to you the:
Farmhouse Foyer Hallway Wall Gallery
I recently had the honor of working with the nicest client! She is a Mom with TWO sets of twins (seriously, let that sink in!). And she wanted to update her front foyer hallway. First impressions can make all of the difference with your home, and her front foyer’s hallway didn’t have the personality she wanted.
Here is the “before” of her foyer:
Farmhouse Gallery Wall Decor
She loves the Farmhouse style and wanted this spot to reflect that, plus she wanted the Gallery Wall to be budget friendly. I really love using Gallery Walls because you can swap items in and out in the future for a new look without completely re-doing the entire space. Plus, when you have a few items to work around (such as her light switches), a Gallery Wall gives you some flexibility while looking natural.
If you love the Farmhouse decor style you probably know that neutrals and black and white prints rule. And luckily that works really well in this space. When you are working with a tight space (such as a foyer or hallway) OR it is open to other spaces (which this foyer is), using neutrals is a good way to go.
Farmhouse Foyer Mood Board
This is the Farmhouse Foyer Mood Board I created for her. It has a combination of farmhouse prints, family photos, word art, and some non-framed items mixed in:
When you are tight on space, you want all of your rooms to be multi-functional. This foyer not only works as a welcoming area into the home, but it can also double up into a mail/command center. So we added in some hooks and some mailboxes to make her hallway wall functional as well!
How to Layout a Gallery Wall
The biggest trick with any Gallery Wall isn’t the items to put in it…but how to lay it out.
So if you are considering creating a Gallery Wall here are some tips to keep in mind:
-Draw or layout your Gallery Wall before hanging it on the wall
-Keep items 2-3″ apart
-Start at eye level and radiate out your items from there
-Unless you have specific artwork to use, start with FRAME sizes to layout the wall
(you can always use a matte to make a print work)
-Keep a minimal color palette-stick to 3-5 general colors or less
-Stick with 1-2 frame colors to keep the wall looking consistent
-Mix in non-art items such as clocks, hooks, signs, decor items, baskets, etc.
-Add something whimsical-like this felt letter board where she can write love messages
Farmhouse Foyer “Before and “After”
So here is a look at her foyer hallway “before” and “after”:
I also love using mirrors in Gallery Walls-they are pretty and practical. And when you are designing a foyer, let’s be honest, we all need a final look before heading out the door for the day! (When my kids were babies I can’t tell you how many times I innocently walked out the door not realizing I had spit up or sticky prints on my back!
In this case she already had a fantastic mirror with great lines to it. I suggested she paint it a matte white to give it an updated look, and it looks fantastic in her new foyer space:
Other Foyer and Hallway Decor Ideas
If you liked this foyer hallway makeover, you may also like these hallway or foyer makeovers:
Hallway Homework Center
This is the hallway in my very own home! We had an oversized hallway with no purpose to it, so I added a triple homework center for my three bambinos. It does triple duty as a homework center, craft table, and my laundry folding table:
On this project I worked with a homeowner who had an oversized foyer that was large enough for a seating area. She loved the midcentury look with bright pops of color:
I hope you got the chance to sign up for the 5 Week Design Jumpstart Program! The first week is all about ways to update your bathroom without a full remodel, including a Free Guide: “75 Ways to Update Your Bathroom”.
And a huge thank-you to my client for not only taking photos of her Farmhouse Foyer Gallery Wall, but letting me show it off to you guys!
See you next week,