Don’t forget sound! Chimes tinkling in the wind on a front porch or the gong of a grandfather clock in a foyer adds depth and a sense of wholeness to your home. Make sure you try out the piece first to ensure that you find the sound pleasing. For example, some wind chimes sound earthy and comforting, while others can be loud, metallic and irritating.
Opt for curvy pieces as they psychologically more soothing....curves are preferred because they facilitate the movement of energy through a space!!!! Rounded pieces are also a little safer, so little ones and we clumsy folks aren't as likely to bang into them. I love this table!!!!
A semi flush fixture, like the drum shaped one shown here is a good alternative if you don't have enough ceiling clearance for a more substantial pendant.
Let there be light. Don't skimp on your foyer lighting. One of those flush mounted types that look like a dinner plate isn't going to win over anyone. Select a fixture that makes a statement and defines the area, as does this handsome lantern. P.S. I have that MIRROR!!!!! Never thought of using it alone!
Nothing will make your home feel more energetic and comfortable on a beautiful day than a natural breeze. Screen doors are good but a Dutch door like the one shown here is a great way to invite fresh air into the home while keeping pets and small kids at bay.
Provide a transition. In this entry, plants, a stone floor, outdoor furniture and rich wood provide an easy transitional zone between indoors and out.
In this relatively small space, a beautiful lantern, table lamp and sconce create different lighting options for different moods.