Good Questions: How To Rug Our Big Foyer?

Good Questions: How To Rug Our Big Foyer?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 6, 2007

Hello AT,

My husband and I moved into a new-to-us, 80-year-old Edwardian house in Toronto a few months ago. One of the best things about this house is the spacious foyer.

It's 8 feet wide and 14 feet long, from front door to coat closet. However, we haven't figured out what kind of floor covering will work best there.

Should we get a runner that runs from the front door to the coat closet and another, smaller rug in front of the stairs?...

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Or should we get a bigger rug in front of the door and stairs, and a smaller one in front of the coat closet?

Finally, maybe we should get a custom made, L-shaped rug that runs across the stairs and front door and hooks back to the coat closet. Is that even possible?

We'd also like to get a runner going up the stairs and some curtains on the front door and window -- eventually!

Thanks! Nancy

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