Whether you call in an entry hall, foyer, or a vestibule, chances are that you may have overlooked this essential area of your home. Though you and guests only spend a little blip of a moment in the foyer, it is both the first and last thing that they see of your home, meaning that it really sets the mood for their visit and how your home is viewed!
If you like to leave a good impression, maybe it’s time to give your entry way a little makeover. We’ve prepared this fantastic collection of foyers that have a black & white theme to them, since there are so many different ways you can approach this area we just had to pick one. Hopefully you find all of the inspiration that you need for your home project!
1. The Minimally Maximal Foyer
White walls were chosen as the backdrop to this stunning home remodel to allow the subtle additions of color to pop throughout the home. Black flooring is used throughout the main floor to make the entire space move from light to dark vertically.
Using black flooring is smart not only because it helps hide unavoidable dust and dirt, but it also creates depth especially when placed next to white vertical features. Using white on the walls helps create more light refraction in the room as well. This design is courtesy of Ganna Design, and you can See more of this home here.
2. The High Design Foyer
This foyer is rather similar to the last one in that they decided to use black for the flooring, but in this case they used white for absolutely everything else. This makes the room feel so clean, crisp, and expansive. Especially consider the incredibly high ceilings and giant windows at the front of the room.
Though it is very minimally decorated, the uniquely shaped gray sofa in the foyer is a perfect choice. It’s comfortable looking but not so comfortable that you may fall asleep there. It’s perfect to put on your shoes before you head out the door, or to add a little something to your grocery list. This design is courtesy of Hughes Umbanhowar Architects.
3. The Titillating Tiled Foyer
Though black & white doesn’t seem to be the main theme of this room, the black and white tiling is doing wonderful things for the overall look. This particular type of tile is very elegant looking, and the black dominant color makes for a rather dramatic entryway.
I really love the way that this room is decorated, with strange and unique furniture and decor. Peeking into the other rooms with gorgeous hardwood flooring and spacious rooms, this house definitely makes you feel very welcomed and curious. This design is coming at you from TopTenRealEstaeDeals.com.
4. The Elegantly Earthen Foyer
There’s something very special about homes that have rounded corners. Having an arched doorway and rounded shelf built right into the wall, it almost feels as though this house is made from adobe clay. And maybe it is! It’s just decorated in a very modern way.
I think what makes the foyer the most impactful is the incorporation of personal effects scattered around the room. Book shelves are always inviting, and unique pieces of artwork immediately let you know that there was a lot of thought put into this home. This design is from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
5. The Eye Trick Foyer
There is something about the foyer that kind of reminds me of those fun houses that you would visit as a kid at the science museum or at a state fair. This is usually the effect that diagonally oriented checkerboard flooring provides, especially next to a tilted staircase like this one.
The upper half of the room is quite minimal and chic, with very subtle and delicately patterned wall paper and simplistic decor. I like this foyer because it is so different looking from the hallway next to it, really making your curious about what the rest of the home looks like! This room is provided to you by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
6. The Wrought Iron Foyer
Now this is a foyer that tells you several things about the home owners. We know that they definitely like wine, especially if the wine cellar is right in the front room, they definitely have style, and they definitely have ample space to play with in their home.
Though a black and white theme isn’t at the forefront, I think what these shades are doing is really complimenting the absolutely gorgeous limestone tiling. The white let’s the limestone pop, while the black gives it that perfect contrast. This gorgeous foyer is brought to us from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
7. The Grand Room Foyer
Upon entry of the estate, you are welcomed by this spacious and grand foyer with glass walls accented by the black frames of the glass to stand out against the bright white walls and ceiling with a large skylight in the middle.
Now this foyer is larger than most people’s homes, and it’s certainly the perfect room to host a ball in. It’s dramatic, over the top, and completely stunning. This is a room that certainly makes you wonder what the rest of the home looks like. This design is from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
8. The Orange County Foyer
Now I don’t know if any of you have ever watched The OC before, but I swear to god this is the home that Marissa lives in. This type of foyer can only work in a place that is warm all year round, so naturally you think of California.
Everything in this room is extravagant. From the stone flooring to the beautifully ornate archway, the wrought iron door, the curved staircase and the very elegant chandelier in the centre of it all. This is a grand room, certainly well suited for a grand home. This design is from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
9. The Train-Car Style Foyer
This home has a long hallway foyer with a row of windows on one side and glass doors on the other side to let the natural lighting in. These glass doors have dark wooden frames that match well with the dark hardwood flooring of the hallway with a long wooden built-in bench under the windows.
There are some very unique things happening with this space that makes me wonder if this is a standard home at all. Who needs a bench that long? Despite the confusion, you cannot deny that this is an entirely gorgeous way to approach a front hallway, and the design is courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
10. The Mediterranean Vacation Foyer
This has to be one of my favorite entry rooms in the entire collection. I live in Canada, so I unfortunately am cold the majority of the time. But this room lets me know that I could live in a place that is so warm that I can have an entire wall made from single pane windows.
Everything you see is gorgeous, from the stone tiling, the lovely accent chairs, the Persian style area rug, the stunning arched window frames, and the exposed wood beamed ceiling. Not to mention all of this is set off from a spacious and glorious courtyard. Imagine living here all year round! This design is from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
11. The Come-Right-In Foyer
Now this may be considered cheating since this isn’t technically a foyer, but I do love a home that immediately introduces you to the coziest part of it: the living room! This truly makes one feel entirely at home and welcome in the space right off the bat.
Here we see peeks of black, white, gray, and wood all over the place. The gorgeous and dramatic black double door makes quite the statement, while the furniture and decor is purely there to bring ease and relaxation. The door looks all the more dramatic when its set beside such glorious and bright bay windows. We have TopTenRealEstateDeals.com to thank for this gorgeous home design.
12. The Majestic Entry Foyer
This is a bright and spacious foyer with white walls, white flooring tiles, a white ceiling, and a white spiral staircase. These are contrasted by the black banisters of the staircase, welcome mat, and the black pot of the plant in the corner.
This home reminds me a lot of beaches houses that I would see in Florida, where the main idea behind the decor and design is to ensure that you feel cooled down. I definitely get this feeling when looking at that cool colored tiling and open staircase guiding you to a breezy sitting area upstairs. This design is from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
13. The Elevated Country Cottage Foyer
Here we have a room that is very subtly using white and black contrasting, and it’s done with white walls and black hardware. It’s super smart to use black for things like railings and doorknobs since they get so much hand traffic during their lifetimes, resulting is discoloring and wear.
We have beautiful gray tiling in the entry way that is both warming and elegant. Crisp white walls contrasted by super high ceilings that are adorned with exposed wooden beams is always one of my favorite things to see. This design is courtesy of Trulia.
14. The California Dreamin’ Foyer
Upon entry, you are welcomed by this elegant and simple foyer with dark flooring tiles to match the black console table on the side across from the black and white wall-mounted artwork. These stand out against the white walls and ceiling.
This foyer is truly one that wants to guide you towards another area, and in this case, that area is and incredible looking courtyard. Everything about this space has an essence of easy breeziness, nature, and elegance. This beautiful home design is courtesy of Trulia.
15. The New York City Brownstone Foyer
This type of foyer is one I’m far more familiar with, as it belongs to a home that is far more tall than it is wide. This space is guiding you gently towards the rest of the home using beautiful limestone tiling, dark colored carpeting and decor, and gorgeously moulded walls.
One thing I really appreciate about this design is the use of artwork to line all of the walls. This says a lot about the home owner, and let’s you know that you’ll likely be having some interesting conversations upon entry! This home design is thanks to Redfin.
16. The Classic yet Kitschy Foyer
Something that has been slightly missing from a lot of these foyers is the idea of coziness. Perhaps that’s because a lot of them have been absolutely massive, but this one in particular really brings about a feeling of warmth, and that is likely because of the incorporation of so many wooden features.
One of my favorite color schemes is to use white, black, and a whole lot of wood, and this foyer is the perfect example of one that is executed wonderfully. In this class they’ve used black painted brick for the wall which is something I’ve never seen before, but it is so chic, fun, and unique! This design is thanks to Redfin.
17. The Simplicity Foyer
The beautiful arched main door of this foyer has a black tone that pairs well with the black console table, mirror, and the wrought-iron railings of the staircase that stands out against the white walls adorned with a lovely flower-shaped window on the side.
This beautiful entry way is a wonderful representation if the idea that a little really goes a long way. There isn’t much going on, but where the designer chose to be a little bit decorative is really very effective. Though it doesn’t beg you to linger in this room, it does make you eager to explore the rest of the home, which has been provided to you by Redfin.
18. The Breath of Fresh Air Foyer
This impressive foyer has a spacious flooring filled with black and white patterned tiles to match the white walls, white ceiling, black main door and the black railings of the curved staircase. This is a design that is really using spaciousness to speak volumes.
And it works! There’s something very refreshing about entering a room that feels expansive, and this is exactly what this room is doing. Though it’s very minimally designed, the bones of the home are what is making the statement, allowing for more minimal decor. This beautiful foyer design is thanks to Nourmand & Associates.
19. The Coastal Home Foyer
This is a charming foyer with a large black wooden mudroom on the side. It stands out against the white shiplap walls adorned with a round mirror, a painting and a rustic wooden bench. These are topped with a white ceiling that has rustic lighting.
This is a room that is really dedicated to the black and white theme, and though at times that can feel a little bit formal, this room is nothing but fresh and light. Perhaps that’s due to the fact that the walls are wood panels painted white, or maybe its the beautiful photo of a coastline set in the centre. Either way, this beachy foyer is truly something special, and it’s all thanks to Chango & Co..
20. The Gorgeous Foyer
The various white surfaces of this simple foyer have differences when it comes to texture and patterns. These are then contrasted by the black semi-flush mount lighting, built-in console table, and the wrought iron railings of the staircase.
This room is wonderfully elegant with its gorgeous sandy wood flooring and homey staircase carpeting. Though you may not notice at first, I find the most special part of this space is the ceiling, with its beautifully ornate crown moulding and unique and dramatic chandelier. Simply stunning! This is brought to you by Chango & Co.
21. The Hallway To Heaven Foyer
Simplicity is really speaking volumes with this front hallway. Though I’ve mentioned before that a few of these front rooms are really enticing you to search the rest of the house as quickly as possible, but this one is probably the winner of that contest.
We have nothing but perfectly white walls, gorgeous wood flooring, and a lovely little addition of an ornate archway to guide you directly towards that sunny room at the end of the hall. This lovely little space is designed by Jost Architects.
22. The Modern Art Museum Foyer
This hyper modern and contemporary room design is equal parts everything. We have some warm light colored wood flooring with very smartly incorporated lighting on the floor (surely to help illuminate that gorgeous painting), that goes wonderfully with that antique exposed wooden wall.
A floating staircase provides ample light throughout the room since the doors are made of glass, and a neat little floating bench provides you with a place to take a seat and tie your shoes before heading out the door. This elegant room is brought to you by Cecconi Simone Inc.
23. The Welcome Home Foyer
This is the simple and homey foyer. It has a glass wall that separates it from the kitchen that has black frames to it. This matches with the black heater and the frame of the wall art on the side. These elements stand out against the white walls, ceiling, and main door.
This is probably the foyer that is tying most closely to the black and white theme, though no part of it is stark. I think that’s especially because the designer chose a super warm shade of white for the wall paint, and very subtle accents of black. Minimal and gorgeous, thanks to GOKOSTUDIO Architecture.
24. The Floating Staircase Foyer
Upon entry of this beautiful home, you are welcomed by this simple yet astonishing foyer that has a modern black staircase that stands out against the white flooring tiles, white walls, and white ceiling. Every single aspect of this space is making a statement, it’s hard to decide which one is the most impactful!
From the beautiful and elegant tiling, to the dramatic and artistic staircase, perhaps it’s the giant windowed walls or the stunning view outside that demands your attention the most. Though completely minimal, this design totally blows you away with its impact, and that’s all thanks to Carles Faus Arquitectura.
25. The Modern Chic Foyer
Upon entry of the home, this foyer welcomes you with a simple black console table topped with black and white artwork. These stand out against the bright white walls and ceiling. On the far end, you can see a mudroom with cushioned ottomans for sitting and hooks for hats and coats.
Again we’re provided with a super simple theme of black, white, and wood. Black is dramatic, white is cleansing, and wood is warmth. You really can’t ever go wrong with this combination, and it’s amazing that a room can encompass all of these things so perfectly! This design is thanks to Johny Mrazko.
26. The Peekaboo Foyer
This is a view of the bright and white foyer from the hallway. This simple and minimalist foyer has a glass door with black frames to match the steps of the modern spiral staircase. These elements stand out against the white walls, floor and ceiling.
Again, we have a majority of white featured space that is using black elements to provide really dramatic depth. I love how the painting uses the same shade of white as the little stool cushion by the bright front door. Neat, tidy, gorgeous! Thanks Reigo & Bauer.
27. The Artist’s Foyer
Dazzling artwork brings a pop of shading this foyer with a French entryway and dark support table that is topped with drum table lights. We’re ending this collection with what is definitely the most fun and adventurous of all the foyers, and this one in particular definitely makes me feel the most welcome, but that’s just me!
There is such an added warmth when someones personal effects indicate travel and intrigue. Using so many different textures and patterns make it so that your eye doesn’t want to settle, making you eager to get into the home and see all that it has to offer. This design is wonderfully done by Trulia.
And there you have it! Hopefully you have understood the wonderful impact that using black and white features and accents can do for a room, especially when that room is the very first thing you see when you enter your home. We hope that you’ve received all of the inspiration that you need. Happy home designing!