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Making a Dramatic Entry
In effect, your foyer sets the stage for the rest of your home. For a big impression, make bold design choices that might overwhelm a larger room. For instance, try a deep or bright paint color. Otherwise, choose patterned or vertical-stripe wallpaper that can compensate for minimal artwork and furniture. Even a graphic rug can be utilized underfoot for added impact. A reflective surface will make the room seem large, so try adding a long mirror, which will enable you to check your attire as you come and go. Also, opt for a lamp with a small footprint so that it will not take up too much table space. Or add drama with a chandelier or sleek modern pendant.

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Making a Dramatic Entry