A Guide to Art & Photography for the Foyer Entrance

A guide to art and photography for the foyer entrance.

This is your opportunity to create a 3D welcome mat for your family and guests as well as a place to enjoy coming home to yourself. It is somewhere that gets a lot of through traffic but probably not a lot of people lingering long in the space so ideally you want artwork which creates impact.

There are a number of ways to achieve this depending on the size of the wall. A well placed, small piece can have impact in a smaller room if placed with plenty of space around it and left uncluttered. A larger wall will require a larger piece. Either way, think in terms of simplicity of subject, shape and colour.

The entrance-way sets the tone for the home, so be sure to find an artwork which means something to you and that you will enjoy looking at constantly.

venice limited edition fine art home decor print, Breeze Pics
rustic archway burn limited edition fine art print, Bernadette Meyers
venice details canal poles limited edition fine art print, Breeze Pics

Subject Ideas




inspirational words





still life


bright colours

bold shapes

venice detail green door, limited edition fine art print, Bernadette Meyers

Colour palette options to consider for artwork for the Foyer Entrance: 


White - Cool, crisp whites for a lively feel, warmer whites and creams for a more cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Neutral - excellent for foyers because they are hospitable.

Earths - a much better choice for a homey feel than grey in this area.

Green - sets a relaxing tone for the home.

Yellow - this is an ideal place to use this inviting, energetic, but sometimes troublesome colour.

Orange - another good choice for entranceways with its energy and life.

Pink - is a very gentle, loving colour which welcomes family and guests.

Purple - light tones such as lilac and lavender are peaceful and set a nice tone for the home.


Red - can be good for impact, but consider what mood you want to set for the entire home.

Blue - Light and warm tones are relaxing, darker tones can evoke feelings of sadness.


Grey - is homely but lacks impact for an entrance area.

Black - not the most welcoming colour.

Red burn wall detail limited edition fine art wall decor, Bernadette Meyers
Burano window reflections, limited edition fine art wall decor print, Bernadette Meyers

If you found this article helpful, you might enjoy my 3 free guides; 7 Keys to Creating a Sanctuary, Using Colour to Create Mood and 5 Inspirational Sanctuary Moods.