making an open plan feel like it has a foyer

I am often called into homes that are new builds. And some of these new builds are from builders that forget they need to consider where furniture goes and how people live. One of my pet peeves - walking straight into the living room without having a proper foyer. I mean, we live in Canada with snow and wet boots builders!

Aside from adding a foyer back in, which is sometimes not feasible, there are decorating solutions to this problem. The most common - a sofa with a sofa table that backs onto the opening of the home... assuming there is enough space.

Check out these visuals to help you understand how you too can put back a foyer without renovating.