9 Interesting Facts about Apartment Foyers

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The word foyer describes a space that usually connects the entrance to various other rooms. The area beyond the front door is where guests pause to be welcomed when they enter your apartment. There might be enough room to allow entrants to take off their coats and shoes, and a small table or hook for mail and keys.

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The foyer goes by several other names depending on region, including entrance hall, hallway, entryway, and vestibule.

Here are 9 interesting facts about apartment foyers.

  1. The word foyer stems from the Latin word focarium.
  2. Foyers provide additional storage for keys, jackets, shoes, hats, and sunglasses.
  3. Some foyers feel like a small room, while others resemble hallways; in some cases, these may be called entryways rather than foyers.
  4. A foyer leads residents and guests into the semi-public locations of your home, where guests and residents congregate. A well-designed foyer will help differentiate the entrance from the rest of the apartment home. Sometimes a foyer helps to prompt visitors to remove their shoes and jackets there before entering the home.
  5. The modern apartment foyer is more upscale than a plain entryway or utilitarian vestibule. Some may include wood plank flooring with the rest of the apartment being carpet.
  6. One general rule for foyer size is around 2 to 4 percent of the total square feet of your house. Grand entrances in a home can measure 20 to 30 feet in both directions and be just as high, but an apartment foyer may be about 5½ feet.
  7. Some helpful things to add to an apartment foyer include: mount wall hooks, a small chair or bench, a welcome wall covering, a small rug, a floating shelf, floor lamp, a little nightlight, or a console table.
  8. Does your apartment foyer feel small? Light walls and bright lighting will make your entryway feel open and airy. A well-lit entryway will look bigger and feel more inviting.
  9. If your apartment does not have a foyer, don’t fret because you can use a rug and some furniture pieces to differentiate further the entrance space and the rest of the apartment. Consider turning any small enclave near the entrance of your apartment into a foyer by putting a key and jacket hook.


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