Before the social season picks up, it’s time to take a look at the spaces where guests will linger longest. In our new series, Eat, Drink, and Be Giving, we’re going room by room to help get your home ready for all your upcoming gatherings. Today, we’re focusing on the foyer.

Your holiday party doesn’t start the moment guests have a cocktail. Instead, it starts when guests enter your home. Your foyer is the first space your guests notice, so it pays to take the effort in decorating and styling. Swap the shoes, junk mail, and catchalls for showstopping mirrors, consoles, and accessories designed to dazzle. (Of course, a little extra holiday décor is also welcome in the foyer.) Here are just a few of our picks to get your foyer holiday-ready:

Antique Large French Hand-Carved Gilt-wood Mirror

Why we love it: A little gold feels just right this time of year – though you’ll love the subtly burnished finish all year round. The intricate carved details are eye-catching enough that you don’t need many other accessories to make this piece shine.

Alicia Gitlitz “Misty Allure” Oil On Canvas

Why we love it: Instead of a mirror, opt for a large-scale piece of art that takes advantage of all that wall space a foyer has. At 30″ square, this bold work definitely makes an impact.

Traditional Round Table With Column Pedestal

Why we love it: In a roomy foyer, leaving too much open space can be uninviting. Luckily, you don’t need to add too much to make it feel a little cozier. All you have to do is add a round table, and top it with a standout floral arrangement. A custom tablecloth made in a stunning fabric also works, but this table is stylish enough to stand on its own.

Kravet Celine Buffet

Why we love it: A sideboard also makes a welcome addition to the foyer, offering a surface for accessorizing (or seasonal décor) and expanding your storage options. This clean-lined buffet has a classic look that can work with virtually any décor style.

Vintage Fan Back Side Chairs

Why we love them: These chairs have lovely details that would go unnoticed if paired with a table. When placed against the wall, you get a chance to see their shape and form. Of course, the chairs also provide a handy spot to rest your handbag when you come home.

Kravet Ainsley Accent Box

Why we love it: Your keys will never go missing as long as you have a dedicated space for them. This bold box is just the right storage piece for the job, along with helping stow away other small items.

Bokara Rug Company Contemporary Handwoven Rug

Why we love it: The soft hues of this gorgeous rug have a soothing quality. Though the pattern is bold, the muted hues keep it from overwhelming a space. While it is sized for larger rooms, you can find similar patterns in a range of sizes by browsing our rug collections.

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