A Cozy Fall Foyer Tour with DIY Updates

September 29, 2022

Tour our fall foyer with decor and DIY updates.

Our foyer is packed with simple DIY updates that have made such a big difference! 

I recently worked on a couple of projects in that space and changed up some decor, so I thought I'd give you a tour! Our entry is looking extra pretty right now with the warm colors and fall touches. 

The large entryway in our home is one of the first things I loved about the layout when we walked through it at the beginning stages five years ago. I love how open it is, and all the character the doorways and little vestibule add. 

I'll share all of the DIY projects in this space at the end of the post, but the most recent was the custom air vent I added to the wall above the trio of pictures: 

foyer with Craftsman front door

This little project was one of my favorites I've done in awhile! I can't believe the difference this small vent cover made: 
custom brass air vent
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Next up was another trim work project! I've planned on replacing the baseboards in here so they would match the chunkiness of the new door frames I installed years ago. 

This tutorial for removing baseboards the easy way will save you SO much frustration if you tackle a similar project! I share some helpful tips that make tearing out baseboards easier and won't cause any damage to your walls or floor. 

I used this simple 5.5 inch tall base that I also installed in our powder room. The taller baseboards add character and fit in much better with all of the molding throughout our entryway: 
blue white striped wallpaper

I prefer not to use quarter round when possible because I just love the simpler look. But you can definitely use it with this taller base if that's your preference!

I thought this baseboard project would take me an afternoon -- I mean the room is mostly doorways. ;) But I forgot how looooong all the finishing details take! The nail filling, caulking and paint touch ups took forever. 

So this "simple" project took a week instead of day, but it was so worth it! I LOVE the taller base in here: 
rechargeable picture light over art

I originally hung a battery operated picture light over that art, but recently found this rechargeable brass picture light and it looks SO good!

This one is metal instead of plastic and the light is much wider. It's so easy to slip it off the base and plug it in to recharge! (You do need to be able to reach it to turn in on with the small touch pad on the side.)

And of course the fall decor makes everything so pretty and cozy! Like last year, I've leaned more towards warm rust, mauve and burgundy touches instead of the traditional fall colors: 
light wood console table

I found this gorgeous rug a few weeks ago and knew it would look so lovely with the decor and wood tone of the Everett table. It's SO PRETTY! 

Usually at this time of year I'm switching to darker home accents, but I just fell in love with the colors and design of this rug. I like that it has plenty of black to tie in with the mirror and light fixture: 
decorated fall foyer with table

One of my favorite paint tricks is to paint the ceiling in a room. I did it a lot in our old house, but so far in this house I've only tackled smaller rooms. This girl isn't getting any younger. :) 

The foyer ceiling is a light blue color called Upward (lightened 50 percent) and it's such a subtle but pretty detail. I love that it makes the crown molding pop: 
foyer with board and batten wall

My fall decor is simple -- just a couple rattan pumpkins (from Target last year I believe), faux eucalyptus from Micheal's (last year as well) and these gorgeous twisted taper candles from Hobby Lobby: 
pink warm fall decor

Remember you don't have to buy all new items when decorating for the seasons or holidays! I love using what we have and adding seasonal colors and touches. I share more tips for fall decorating without the traditional themed decor here

The basket is filled with a bunch of our beautiful dried hydrangea stems: 
wood Everett foyer table

The color on those is so lovely this time of year! The cream, pink and green tones fit in perfectly for fall decorating. 

I love this space during the day, but it's especially pretty at night! I'm SO happy I installed dimmer switches on those lamps -- having the low light in the evenings is so cozy: 
black mirror over foyer table

I spray painted the lanterns on the floor to a matte black that ties in with the other black accents in the room. They were a dark brown color before: 
foyer with long table round mirror

I hope these little DIY updates inspire projects in your home! 

Is it weird our foyer is my favorite room in the house right now? It makes me feel at ease and at home when I walk through this space. 

And I love that our guests get such a warm welcome when they walk through our front door: 
Craftsman door with windows

Have you added any fall touches to your home? I've enjoyed decorating for the season SO much this year. I feel like our house was made for fall! :) 

Here are sources and links to projects that may be helpful!

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  1. I absolutely love your front door…would you happen to know who made it or have a source?


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