Monday, March 2, 2009

sprucing up your foyer

The foyer has traditionally been in many ways overlooked when it comes to home decorating. However, in recent years, a lot of modern furniture designers have been paying more attention to the humble foyer. Finding the right furniture to decorate this area can not only help make a good first impression to visitors, it also can also assist in organizing the rest of your house as well. Check out these attractive and functional items designed with the foyer in mind.

Herman Miller Eames Hang-It-All Rack
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this coat rack has won high marks for both its colorful, whimsical design and its practical values. It features a sturdy steel wire frame design that enables it to hold a lot of coats, while the multicolored hooks gives it a quirky appearance that is sure to complement most foyers.

Kartell Lovely Rita Bookcase
The Lovely Rita is a bookshelf that is simultaneously functional and whimsical. This Ron Arad-designed product has the advantage of being wall-mounted, but at 40 inches across it should fit on the wall of most foyers. While it helps to save space, Lovely Rita’s sinuous, curvaceous form also acts as an excellent conversation piece as well.

If you’re looking at redesigning your foyer, appearances are always important but also look at it as an opportunity to solve any excess storage issues you might have. Since there are a lot of modern-themed shelves, racks, and cabinets out there you should be able to take care of these needs without sacrificing styles or space.