Many people are not familiar with the term home foyer. Actually, all houses must have a foyer even though the function is different because it is adjusted to the needs. If the size of your dwelling is small, of course you have to maximize the function of the foyer area at home to make it more useful without taking up too much room capacity.
The foyer area is a transitional part from the terrace into the house. There is an erroneous assumption that the foyer area is the same as the terrace. Even though the foyer is part of the interior of the house and is very different from the terrace. Well, if you want to maximize the function of the foyer area, let’s try the following practical tips.
Determine Area Size Accurately
The first thing you should do when styling a foyer is to determine its size accurately. Ideally, you do not need to leave a room capacity that is too large for the foyer area. Especially if you and your family rarely have guests. The small foyer is enough to receive guests or do other activities in the front of the interior of the house.
Using the side of the house as a foyer
In fact, the foyer area at home doesn’t have to be located right after the main door. You can set up the foyer area in other parts of the house, for example on the side of the house if you do have a side door. In fact, the foyer area can also be placed in the backyard if you don’t feel disturbed by guests entering the back of the house. In essence, the location of the foyer can be adjusted flexibly based on the capacity of the house and your taste.
Choose the Foyer Function as Needed
Most people use the foyer area to receive guests in the interior of the house. However, the function of the foyer area can be adapted to family habits and other activities. You can turn the foyer area into a room for other activities, for example:
- Where to receive phone calls.
- Neatly organized storage space.
- A place to store bicycles and motorbikes.
- Living room as well as a display room for collections.
Use the Foyer as a Mudroom
Turning the foyer area in the house into a mudroom is the best solution for small-sized houses in urban areas. The foyer area that is used as a mudroom also makes the interior of the house cleaner because it is not exposed to dust from outside the house.
- Vehicle storage (bicycles and motorbikes).
- Storage space for various types of items (eg helmets, keys, umbrellas, etc.).
- A place to tidy up your appearance before doing activities.
- Matching the Foyer’s Interior with the Rest of the House
Just like other interior parts, the foyer area must also get special attention so that the atmosphere matches the rest of the house. Do not let the appearance of the foyer area is very different from the overall interior atmosphere so that it seems less harmonious. Efforts to make the foyer area look harmonious can be realized through uniform wall colors or the use of furniture that has the same nuance as other rooms. So that the interior theme of your home becomes clearer and harmonious from the front to the back of the house.
Furnishing the Foyer with the Right Furniture
An important thing that also deserves your consideration is the selection of furniture. You should not use furniture that is too large so that the foyer does not seem cramped. Choose small furniture that suits your needs, for example a mini guest table equipped with several chairs with a matching design. Do not let you place unused furniture in the foyer area because this will actually make the house seem cramped.
Creating an Adequate Ventilation and Lighting System
Don’t neglect the ventilation and lighting system in the foyer area. Even though it is located close to the terrace, you must create an adequate ventilation and lighting system. Make sure that the foyer area has plenty of windows and ventilation. If you want to avoid excessive solar heat, you just have to install curtains in the foyer area.
The size of a small house is not an obstacle to managing its function optimally. Come on, rearrange the foyer area at home to make it more neat and functional for you and your family and guests.