powered by
Decorating foyer
February 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I need ideas on how to decorate entryway, including ledge above door.
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sigh, I wish builders would not create these highly visible yet hard-to-use and hard-to-decorate areas. This window should have been designed and built with architecture that can stand alone. If there's any way that you can add e.g. pilasters from the ground up along the window, as part of a complete window makeover, I would suggest that. Otherwise, I'd suggest fake plants with large, bold leaves (you must take a vow to dust or vacuum weekly) or just leaving the area bare.
0 Likes   February 14, 2013 at 12:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Liza Jane Interiors
You could just trim it out with moulding and call it a day. Check out attached photo.
2 Likes   February 14, 2013 at 12:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HI -- I also hate these silly ledges . Just ignore it and not put anything on it . To create some interest just apply some moulding and make one or two picture frame style panels under the window and then have them the same color as the wall .Or you could add a center plaster medallion with side frames , then tese could be the house trim color .They would be just for textured interest . Don't paint them seperate colors that would not look good. If you added some decorative framing and a fancy header around the front door then the door would be the interest and not the ledge. Paint the door and sidelights and the divider pieces a color so it all does'nt look so flat, then have the fancy door trim the color of the other house trims.. You could get lots of ideas for interior door trims on Houzz. RE: Architecturaldepot.com
0 Likes   February 14, 2013 at 1:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Barbara Griffith Designs
I suggest a wrought iron railing that would be as high as the window sill. Like a Juliet Balcony look. It could be black wrought iron or even paint it white as in your trim color. If you have a light fixture in the foyer, maybe something in black iron to match the railing. I find this is often a great solution.
0 Likes   February 14, 2013 at 1:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Thank you for your suggestions . Love the idea of just trimming with moulding and just leaving it alone. Tried the fake plants before but too much hassle dusting up there.
2 Likes   February 14, 2013 at 1:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Linda Peterson
Trimming the ledge out would be adding a quality look. If you are going to stay there for awhile, I would also get a gorgeous new door and sidelights with more glass and or iron, depending on the architectural style of the home. Looks like you could even go with an 8 foot door and sidelights.
1 Like   February 15, 2013 at 9:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design
Ditto the trim work idea. Then if you'd like to strengthen the space, add art work flanking the door.
A pair of pen and inks, four smaller etchings, or, if you've got an adventurous spirit, a pair of antiqued mirrors. I say antiqued because they're reflective and not too gaudy.
1 Like   February 15, 2013 at 9:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design
Mirrors above......................(adding a mirror near your doors will add some architectural interest without actually building anything. Mirrors also have a similar effect on our perception as windows do. They add light and a view.).
1 Like   February 15, 2013 at 9:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Miller's Paint & Wallpaper
This is a 2 story area and I would use more than one paint color. I would define it that way. Wouldn't put anything up there.
1 Like   February 15, 2013 at 9:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ArtHaus Gallery
A 12"x 72" resin panel by REX RAY would be amazing above the ledge.
0 Likes   February 15, 2013 at 3:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Your photos don't show the whole upper window. If it is bare, I suggest you add a valance or blind or Roman shade or a combination of these coverings. It should match the other windows on the front of your house. Then from the outside the window over the door won't look like big black hole. From the inside the window treatment will soften the stark window frame. Also suggest adding molding at the bottom of the ledge and run it around the whole area at the same level. Not sure I've explained that last bit clearly. What I'm trying to say is don't just add molding under the ledge but extend it as much as possible. More detail in the hallway will downplay the ledge. Leave the ledge itself empty.....................unless you like climbing ladders to dust. :-)
0 Likes   February 15, 2013 at 5:08PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Help me figure out what decor to use for my other foyer plant stand
We just built a house and I have these giant plant...
Decorating a cathedral foyer window
Needs to be partially covered to reduce sunlight Bs...
Lisha Ellerbee
I need help decorating my foyer/hallway entrance
I bought a small couch and a large mirror to add a...
PLEASE help with decorating advice for foyer!
I have a mirrored wall straight ahead when you walk...
Help with Foyer Decorating and Difficult Corners
I could use help with decorating ideas for our foyer....
More Discussions
"Remodeling My Bedroom....Help!"
I am remodeling my bedroom and I have painted my walls...
Kitchen Nook
Ok design enthusiasts, what would you do with this...
Show us your Christmas tree!
Only 2 days left until Christmas, and we want to see...
Jeannie Nguyen
Big Poster for living/dining room
Hi everyone, I am working on my own home for some...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.