The entrance way to your home is both a very important but often forgotten about room. While guests only spend just a moment in your foyer, it is also the first thing that they see. Subconsciously or not, the foyer kind of prepares a guest for the time they’re about to have in your home.
The foyer is a great opportunity to have a bit of fun. You can decide if it’s a place that you would like guests to linger on some furniture, a place where they will just be shuffled through, or a place where they will stand in awe of the decor.
This gorgeous collection that we’ve arranged is 15 different foyer ideas with a tropical theme. Though these designs are perfect if you’re lucky enough to live in a tropical place, they’re also great inspiration to bring a little bit of that heat into other parts of the world. Hopefully this lovely collection will bring you all of the inspiration that you need for your very own foyer makeovers.
1. The Tropical Grand Room Foyer
Layout: We’re starting off this collection in a very grand way with this space. This is the type of foyer I just mentioned where you just need to take a moment and observe your surroundings. This is such a grand room, it might take a moment to adjust!
Furniture: This clearly isn’t the type of foyer where you continue your conversation for another 15 minutes as you’re exiting the door. The impressive space doesn’t have furniture to linger on, it has beautiful things to look at.
Flooring: I believe that the floor is what makes this room so grand. The gorgeous tile floor is a piece of artwork in itself, and creates a canvas to build the rest of the grand room on. This is a gorgeous pattern for a foyer, and acts as artwork would work on the wall.
Lighting: This beautiful space doesn’t clearly have lighting, but we have natural light beaming in from every direction, creating a very heavenly essence.
Decor: I believe that having plants in a foyer is an excellent way to make guests feel invited, as plants mean love and life! These tropical monsters brighten up the area with freshness and gives you the idea that there’s always a warm breezing flowing through this room.
2. The Happy Plant Room Foyer
Layout: This incredible entryway I think says more about the outside portion of the property than the inside. This space is dedicated to showing off the beautiful landscaping outside, which gives you an idea that not only does this home live in a place that is warm all the time, but there’s constant lush greenery waiting for outside the walls.
Furniture: A gorgeous wooden table set in the centre of the foyer acts a great place to set down your purse or coffee mug as you’re getting ready to head out the door. It’s important to have a surface at the front door to toss your keys on!
Flooring: Beautiful stone tiling offsets the wooden features in the room as a way to bring a sleek texture against a more rustic ambiance.
Lighting: While we have the necessary utility recessed lighting built into the ceiling, we get a ton of natural light from every direction in this gorgeous tropical home foyer.
Decor: While it’s obvious that this home is set in the tropics, the dedication to plant life in the space lets you know that tropical plants can be happy here all year round, which is always a good thing! Beautiful paintings and ornate plant pots bring an added element of personality which always makes a home feel even more inviting.
If you’re keen to see the rest of this home, head on over to KAHE Construction designs.
3. The Stone Foyer
Layout: I really love the open layout of this foyer. A gorgeous wooden door with stone walls on either side bring you into a secondary foyer area where you have places to sit or lay your coffee down. This space does a very good job of whisking you into different directions of the house with the way the ceilings and hallways are designed.
Furniture: Part of the reason why this room feels so airy is thanks to the minimal furniture. We have a very quaint little bench where you can sit and snap up your sandals, and a gorgeous stone table. Both pieces of furniture look very similar to one another, adding a satisfying congruency to the space.
Flooring: Absolutely stunning limestone tiling really hits the tropical feel of this room home, and an animal print runner adds a different element to the tropical theme. This feature of this room is both grounding and fun!
Lighting: We have several sources of light in this room, from the standard pot lights in the ceiling, the subtle wall lights set next to the front door, and of course the ever important natural light streaming in from that incredible door.
Decor: Another special thing about this room is the choice of decor. A kayak hung on the wall kind of lets you know what type of people live in this space, while huge plants feel fresh and inviting, and kitschy artwork makes you feel excited to see the rest of the home.
This gorgeous space has been graciously designed by EBTA Architects.
4. The Limestone Foyer
Layout: The idea behind this house is very open concept, where you’re at the front of the home and you can see directly through to the gorgeous area beyond the back windows. This is the type of foyer that quickly whisks you to the next room, because who wouldn’t want to sit in that gorgeous living room?
Furniture: While we can’t see if any furniture is held in this foyer, we catch glimpses of the super cozy and beachy looking furniture set on the other side of this stunning wooden rooms separator. Who needs furniture when just beyond those limestone pillars you have the ocean?
Flooring: Limestone tiles were chosen for this space to offset the more roughly set limestone pillars and gorgeous textured wallpaper that runs through the home. All of these elements together are supremely gorgeous.
Lighting: Standard pot lights set throughout the ceiling illuminate the space once the tropical sun sets.
Decor: Something that I love about this space is that the foundation of the room is so gorgeous that it hardly needs any decor. Another tropical aspect of the space is the dedication to plants: two incredible white orchids sit on the room separator, while larger leaved house plants are scattered throughout the room.
This stunning space has been designed by Jon Encarnacion Photography.
5. The Open Shut Foyer
Layout: This remarkable foyer is called open shut because the entryway to the foyer area feels a little dark and closed in, but it leads you to an incredibly bright, open, and airy that is so bright open and airy that it can host a live tree planted right in the middle of it.
Furniture: This gorgeous space is minimally furnished, but it does have a live edge log bench for you to tie up your shoes or just take a seat and sit in awe of this glorious room.
Flooring: The floor in this room is obviously the thing the sets it apart. I personally love a loud floor, and this one is perfectly obnoxious with busy and colorful tiles. What’s great about this type of floor is that it removes pretty much any need for further decorating.
Lighting: Standard pot lights are complimented by two huge woven hanging lanterns in the corner of the room, bringing home the wonderful boho chic vibe of this tropical foyer.
Decor: We also have minimal decor in this space, but what more do you really need than a live tree planted in the floor of your foyer?
This amazing design was sourced from Prashant Bhat Photography.
6. The Shingled Tropical Foyer
Layout: This is a really fun foyer layout. It almost feels like you’re still outside in this foyer, and nothing about the room makes you feel like you have to wait around. It’s an invitation to peruse the rest of the house, exploring the wonders that it certainly holds!
Furniture: None! That’s not what this room is about!
Flooring: Gorgeous wood floors guide you to the rest of the room, but this very tropical area rug punches home the theme of this collection.
Lighting: A quaint and kitschy chandelier with linen shades is necessarily subtle beside the rest of these statement pieces, while natural light shines on you from every direction in this windowed foyer.
Decor: The person who lives here clearly has a love for travel and art. While gorgeous plants must be wonderfully happy in this sunny foyer, various animal statues bring that jungle feeling to the space. Also, the fact that shingles line the indoor walls let you know that the designer wanted you to question whether you were still inside or outside.
This fun and jungly room has been designed by BRZinc.
7. The Mahogany Foyer
Layout: I really adore the layout of this space. It is so minimally decorated, really accentuating the fact that the house itself is what is making the statements, which we can see clearly through this gorgeous mahogany doorway, heavenly high ceilings, and wonderfully enormous windows.
Furniture: The only piece of furniture in this space is a cowhide lounge chair, which I completely love. Foyer’s aren’t usually places for lounging, but this one just so happens to be set off of an incredibly beautiful outdoor area, so why not grab a book and stay awhile?
Flooring: Classic hardwood floors feel like the perfect choice for this rustic and inviting tropical foyer.
Lighting: We have an amazing example of more intentional lighting in this room, with a couple of tiki lamps set next to the lounge chair, and lanterns shining down over the impeccably ornate doorway, accentuating the incredible craftsmanship of the woodworking.
Decor: Faux finish walls add a bit of a vintage feel to this room, while gorgeous plants living outside of the space still act as decor for the foyer since the windows are so huge, inviting you to spend your time in the outdoor oasis.
This amazing space has been sourced from Houzz.
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8. The Tiki Foyer
Layout: The layout of this room is truly something to behold, with hallways guiding you through an outdoor courtyard. This foyer is just a momentary event in what clearly is going to be an incredible experience walking through this tropical home.
Furniture: Not a bit of furniture in sight lets you know that you are intended to just open your eyes and drink in the incredible view of this oasis.
Flooring: Stunning stone tiling acts as the centrepiece, while stunning wooden walkways guide you towards other wings of the house.
Lighting: There are so many different sources of light in this space it’s hard to know where to begin. Lanterns lining the walkway kind of act like torches on a beach would, guiding you towards your vacation destination.
Decor: While we don’t see much decor, the main elements of the home itself are really what acts as decoration. From a gorgeous stone foundational pillar, wooden pillars lining the walkway, tropical plants thriving in every direction, and fun little kitschy sculptures all work together to create a simply stunning foyer.
This unique and elegant foyer design is thanks to Kumar Moorthy & Associates.
9. The Double Door Tropical Foyer
Layout: This foyer really makes me feel like I’m walking into my dream beach house. High ceilings and nothing standing in your way really brings about a feeling of ease and serenity the minute you enter the room.
Furniture: No furniture necessary other than a rustic and kitschy bench for sliding off your flip flops.
Lighting: Super simple lighting on the side of the room here, along with some gorgeous windows above the double doors to let that natural light stream in all day long.
Flooring: We have an incredible blend of limestone tiles right at the front of the room, while multicolored wood floors add a bit of texture and color. I really love this combination of flooring options.
Decor: The thing about tropical homes is that huge tropical plants constantly peeping at you from huge windows kind of removes the need for a ton of decor, especially if you’re into the minimal aesthetic.
This simple and stylish room is thanks to Trigg-Smith Architects.
10. The Waterfall Foyer
Layout: This is an incredible mezzanine style foyer which I love, indicating that the home is clearly cascading down a rugged edge. The mezzanine looks over an indoor waterfall, which I clearly don’t need to tell you is the coolest thing any of us have ever seen.
Furniture: You don’t need furniture. Go sit on that rock.
Flooring: Shining wood floors look gorgeous and slick next to a rocky waterfall.
Decor: I honestly couldn’t decide which section I should talk about the waterfall, since it is so clearly the only thing anyone is looking at in this incredible room. I’ve never seen an indoor waterfall before, but all I can say is that I want one.
This absolutely incredible foyer space has been designed by Hunton Conrad & Associates.
11. The Tropical Soiree Foyer
Layout: This is a rather sensual tropical themed room, with a modest foyer guiding you directly into the next room that is surely waiting with a pina colada and a beautiful personal to share it with.
Furniture: Darker furniture pieces dominate the space and act as a gorgeous contrast against the rest of the room, that looks like it is built entirely out of limestone.
Flooring: Rough limestone tiles act as a gorgeous canvas to build the rest of this fantastic room on. The floors also act as a warm and grounding surface for all of the darker pieces of furniture and decoration.
Lighting: The lighting in this space is much more for creating atmosphere rather than lighting the room. Gorgeous chandeliers with dangling shells contribute to our tropical theme, while lower lights bouncing off of the warm walls create both a sensual and heavenly vibe to the room. I’d hang out here all night if I could!
Decor: The decor in this space is simply sublime. Incredible stone murals are the centrepieces of the room, while everything else in the room is supporting with a grand piano, tropical plants all throughout the space, and gorgeous light fixtures dappled around as well. I’m in love.
This serene oasis was designed by Kandi Birdsall.
12. The Underwater Foyer
Layout: I simply adore this open and airy foyer layout that features nothing but tropical plants and gorgeous pottery. The room is dedicated to simply guiding you to the rest of what is obviously an incredible tropical home.
Furniture: This foyer features no furniture, and instead acts almost as a view room where you will swiftly be whisked into another, even more incredible room.
Flooring: The floor in this room is truly something to behold, featuring incredibly painted stone tiling that is meant to evoke the feeling of wading in shallow water. This is so unique, so lush, and simply incredible to look at.
Lighting: While there isn’t much featured lighting in the foyer itself, the lighting in the hallway feels very exciting. The warm hues of the lights really entice you to walk through the gorgeous under-waterway.
Decor: Tropical plants adorn the room, while a very smart paint job further emphasizes the feeling that you are calmly floating in shallow, warm waters.
The perfect oasis that is this foyer was designed by Dezign Inspirations/ Home Design Resource.
13. The Pond Foyer
Layout: This is a genuinely incredible layout for a room. An outdoor pond sneaks underneath a window wall to bring the pond inside, featuring gorgeous river pebbles. This house is clearly dedicated to bringing the outdoors in, and they were successful. So impressive, unique, and beautiful to behold.
Furniture: A sectional sofa in the sitting area is the only furniture that we see, letting you know that the foyer is room where you are meant to slowly drink in the view until you reach the seating area where you can really start to digest the grandiose space.
Decor: This room really needn’t be so heavily decorated, as giant windows give you a view of a clean and serene pond and gorgeous tropical plants just outside.
This amazing space is designed by Chris Clout Design.
14. The Tropical Cabin Foyer
Layout: While many of the other foyers in this collection have been on the grander side, this more modest foyer is very special for its own reasons. A simple layout with huge windows really give you an idea of the type of home that you’re about to enter: inviting, homey, and lovely.
Furniture: We have a great variety of furniture in this beautiful space, with an inviting velvet sofa, a white leather accent sofa, and a couple of side tables. This is a foyer where you can wait comfortably for a while if that’s what’s needed.
Flooring: I love a checkerboard floor, especially when they’re diagonal, and made of only the most gorgeous types of stone.
Lighting: Standard pot lights in the ceiling bounce off of the shining floors, while natural light streaming in from those huge windows bring calm.
Decor: The decor of this room really makes me feel like I’ve walked into a tropical cabin, especially with the slanted ceiling and darker shade of teal. The huge windows almost act as paintings themselves, illuminating the incredible tropical plants just thriving outside.
This incredible tropical foyer was designed by abacobungalow.
15. The Jungle Room Foyer
Layout: We’re finishing off this collection with my personal favorite of the bunch. This is an incredibly minimal foyer, but it incorporates all that I love in a room: stone, wood, and plants. While you almost feel like you don’t know which direction to go in, the skylight in the centre featuring an array of incredible plants lets you know no matter which direction you take, you’ll find peace there.
Furniture: Not a single blip of furniture in this room.
Flooring: Absolutely stunning stone floors are incredibly elegant and grounding, especially beside such beautiful white walls and dark hardwood doorways.
Lighting: While we have subtle lights next to the doorways, the skylight acts as the main light fixture in this heavenly room.
Decor: A minimal and subtle waterfall acts as an irrigation system for the assortment of luscious tropical plants growing in the centre of the room, while a jungle of hanging plants cascading down all comes together to create a work of art.
This work of art was designed by Palma.