In the decorative sense, your foyer is the place that gives a “first impression” of your home. Ideally, it should have a welcoming vibe, in keeping with the overall style of your house, with colors that complement surrounding rooms.
Yet in practical terms, that foyer is also a functional space; it’s where family members and guests literally make their entrances and exits. Chances are you’ve already addressed certain practicalities, such as including a place to store coats and keys, or adding a storage bin for shoes and winter boots. In a similar way, choosing the right blinds or shades for your front door can have a big impact on both the appearance and function of your home’s entrance area.
Whether your foyer is a small point of entry, or a thoroughfare that reaches from the front door to the back patio, it’s likely to have a few distinct features:
Blinds or shades that are slim, cord-free and without a bulky valance, headrail or fascia at the top are ideal foyer door choices. Here are three smart options that can complement a contemporary foyer.
Wood or faux wood blinds with 1” slats combine the narrow proportions needed with an elegant designer look; they are available in a variety of stains and decorative paint choices. These blinds can easily filter light to your specifications (faux wood blinds are particularly good in spots with strong sunlight, since they’re made from materials that resist warping).
Cellular (honeycomb) shades have a slim fit, an ability to filter light effectively and another advantage: exceptional insulation features. They’re ideal if you’re looking to save energy by blocking cold in winter and heat in summer. Plus, cellular shades offer a wide assortment of styles, opacities and colors to suit your decor.
Roller shades are exceptionally versatile. Like other options, they are slim and effective at filtering light. Roller shades also offer an assortment of colors, patterns and textiles, giving you many decorative choices.
Cellular (honeycomb) Shades
Each of these window treatments come with a motorization feature, allowing you to operate shades and blinds with your phone, tablet, remote, wall switch or home automation devices such as Amazon Echo or Google Home. That makes foyer door blinds or shades not only cordless, but effortless!
Want to learn about all the options for adding blinds or shades to modernize your foyer and other doors throughout your home? Contact us today for a free design consultation.