Foyer & Entryway Lighting Tips
Great lighting can influence the mood and feel of your home. The act of stepping through your front door after a long day should be warm and welcoming. By choosing the fixture that casts the right amount of light and adds beauty to your abode, everyone who enters your home will also experience that cordiality.
When hanging an entryway light, it is important to measure your ceiling’s height. Keep in mind that you should have a minimum of seven foot clearance for a common 8-10 foot ceiling. Equally important is the width of your space. If you have less than ten inches available a fixture, peruse our selection of flush mounted lights on the site. For a larger area, try a substantial pendant or a chandelier. We have a huge selection of foyer lights for every aesthetic, be it contemporary, classic, ornate, minimalist abstract.
If your ceiling is higher than 10 feet, be sure to choose a fixture that will properly command that space. If your ceiling height is greater than eighteen feet, choose a lighting fixture with a height of no less than four feet. Last but not least - decorative appeal. Be certain that you choose a fixture you absolutely love, as it will set the tone for the rest of your home.
Many people forget that accent lighting is just as important as the main event in the entryway. Layer your lighting by pairing a few accent lamps on adjoining tables. This helps to cast diffused lighting and eliminates unattractive shadows at the entrance of your home.
Wall sconces are also a great way to add ambiance. Coordinate your wall sconces with the overhead light, and stagger them at shoulder height. In addition to being attractive and continuing an established theme, the wall sconces allow for safe travel upstairs or down the hallway. If you like a more minimal look, try a lighted mirror at the entryway. This allows for a warm and intimate feeling while keeping with a clean look. Your goal is for the light to dance off the walls without drowning them. Happy decorating!