10 Foyer Design Ideas for Making a Great First Impression

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

The foyer provides guests with their first glimpse of the design and style of your new home. To help ensure your home makes a lasting first impression, we’ve compiled a collection of innovative foyer spaces from Toll Brothers homes across the country, highlighting the stunning architectural and design options offered to our home buyers. Let us know your favorite foyer design ideas in the comments below.


1. The grandeur of a two-story foyer is undeniable. This space is elevated by natural lighting and a dark contemporary dual staircase that is sure to impress.

Dual staircase design in two-story foyer
Laurel Pointe Lake Nona by Toll Brothers in Orlando, FL


2. Subtle details matter, especially when it comes to your home’s architectural design. This foyer features a staircase with built-in shelving under the steps.

Foyer highlighted by innovative staircase with built-in shelving
Cresta Del Sol – Woodland by Toll Brothers in Star, ID


3. This foyer features a mudroom area to help transition from the outdoors to the inside of your home. Guests feel welcome when they have a designated space to hang their coats, take off their shoes, or store their belongings.

Charming foyer design with adjacent mudroom
Regency at Santa Rita Ranch by Toll Brothers in Liberty Hill, TX


4. The staircase design often significantly impacts the overall look of your foyer. A floating staircase is an excellent option for adding elegance to your space and setting the stage for the rest of your luxury interior design.

Floating contemporary staircase within monotone interior design
Westridge at Metro Heights by Toll Brothers in Montebello, CA


5. As an alternative to a grand chandelier in your foyer, consider implementing a row of charming pendant lighting fixtures that guide your attention down the hallway and create depth throughout the space.

Subtle, elegant foyer design elevated by pendant lighting throughout the hallway
Waterview Landing by Toll Brothers in Punta Gorda, FL


6. White walls paired with a black dual staircase make for an elegant contrast in this grand foyer.

Black dual staircase paired with coffered wall accents in spacious foyer design
Town Lake at Flower Mound by Toll Brothers in Flower Mound, TX


7. This sleek, contemporary foyer utilizes tile, clean lines, and metallic accents. The contrasting wood furniture adds additional character to the space.

Contemporary home entrance featuring sleek material, clean lines, and eye-catching furniture and art
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Summit Collection by Toll Brothers in Porter Ranch, CA


8. Black and white design is always a homeowner favorite. This foyer expands upon the look with a gray carpet on the staircase, creating a well-rounded monochrome style.

light, airy foyer featuring staircase with gray carpet overlay
Vickery – Executive Collection in Copper Canyon, TX


9. The epitome of coastal contemporary design, this foyer offers the perfect blend of natural wood, modern lighting, straight lines, and eye-catching artwork.

Coastal contemporary dual staircase, shiplap walls, and metallic accents
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Skyline Collection by Toll Brothers in Porter Ranch, CA


10. An open-concept foyer creates depth throughout your interior design. By providing a glimpse of your other living spaces from the front door, guests feel welcomed and ready to explore the rest of your home.

Foyer design with view of the home's first floor including outdoor transition from the great room to the backyard
Preserve at San Tan by Toll Brothers in San Tan Valley, AZ


For more foyer design ideas and home inspiration, explore the ‘Design‘ category on our Toll Brothers Build Beautiful blog.

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