‘Tis the season for celebrations, family gatherings, and guests. That means it’s time to turn your foyer into a space that welcomes guests in and makes them feel at home. From head-turning statement lighting to subtle illumination, it all begins in the foyer. And that means beautiful foyer lighting.
As you prepare to receive family and friends into your home, check out these entryway chandeliers and foyer lighting that help make your guests feel welcome the moment they arrive.
Lighting Types for an Entryway
A home’s entryway has many functions. Whether you call it an entryway or a foyer, this area ranges from expansive to tiny. It’s the first area you see when you enter your home and offers a passageway into its interior. It’s also the place where you greet guests as they enter your home.
No matter its size, you can transform your entryway into a welcoming and homey haven with the right lighting. There’s no one-size fits all solution to illumination in this area, but there are several common lighting types for entryways that make them look their best for the holidays and all year long. There are plenty of stunning sconces, flush mounts, chandeliers, and cage pendant lights to choose from when looking for beautiful foyer lighting for your home.
Alexa Hampton Bantry House 24 Inch Large Pendant by Generation Lighting
When looking for subtle sophistication, look no further than the Alexa Hampton Bantry House 24 Inch Large Pendant by Generation Lighting. Its clean lines allow the light from the mini chandelier inside to stream through the entryway, bringing vibrant style to the home. Add fresh greenery to complete the festive look.
E. F. Chapman Darlana 30 Inch 20 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co.
The E. F. Chapman Darlana 30 Inch 20 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co. subtly echoes the shape of the Christmas tree. Shedding cozy light throughout the area, the aged iron finish accentuates the angular lines that give it an air of simple elegance.
Kelly Wearstler Strada 19 Inch Wall Sconce by Visual Comfort and Co.
Even a small entryway can be livened up with eye candy. This pair of Kelly Wearstler Strada 19 Inch Wall Sconces by Visual Comfort and Co. add glitter and glow during the holidays that last all year.
Socorro 3 Light Semi Flush Mount by Sea Gull Lighting
Perfect for an entryway with little headroom, the Socorro 3 Light Semi Flush Mount by Sea Gull Lighting adds an air of festivity to the space. Add a sprig of holly or silver candlesticks to the console table for understated elegance that won’t upstage the rustic charm of the lighting.
Foyer Lighting Tips for the Holidays
A great way to make an impression when entertaining during the holiday season is with new lighting. Whether a stunning chandelier or pendant, these fixtures make a beautiful entryway statement during the holidays and throughout the year. They highlight the details that set your home apart and reflect your personality and style. Whether bathed with an inviting, warm glow or making artful use of light and shadow, your foyer sets the stage for what’s to come.
The lighting tips below will make your guests feel welcome the moment they enter your home.
Make Classic and Sophisticated First Impression
How do you want your guests to feel when they walk through your front door? Lighting that creates a classic and sophisticated look makes your home stand out. It can be sleek and stylish or sparkly and glamorous, either way, your guests will know the holiday season has begun.
Consider Using a Dimmer
Most people don’t think about using a dimmer in the foyer, but just as it does in any other room, it lets you adjust the lighting to the level you want for each specific occasion. And you can adjust the lighting throughout the evening.
For instance, you may want a warm glow to enhance the holiday atmosphere when guests arrive. As the evening concludes, it can be helpful to make the space brighter so guests can find their coats and belongings left by the door.
Traditional Crystal 56 Inch 16 Light Chandelier by Crystorama
The Traditional Crystal 56 Inch 16 Light Chandelier by Crystorama is the only decoration this foyer needs. Shimmering above over your guests, its opulent glass arms dressed in clear hand-cut crystals are nothing short of spectacular.
Tilda 36 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Arteriors Home
Gently radiating light from the Tilda 36 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Arteriors Home fills this foyer with warmth. The chandelier features several tiers of wooden sticks on curved iron arms and a whitewash finish that allow light to seep out. Evergreens bring in the outdoors in and chase away winter’s chill.
Kendall 32 Inch Large Pendant by Z-Lite
The sturdy steel cage overlay combined with a finely textured linen inner shade give the Kendall 32 Inch Large Pendant by Z-Lite a bold yet soft look. Paired with a stunning centerpiece on the table below and the entryway is ready for guests.
Paying Attention to Entryway Dimensions
A large, two-story foyer with picture windows and a grand staircase can handle a large fixture that makes a statement. A single-story entryway needs a fixture that makes just as much a statement without overpowering the area. Also, headroom becomes an issue in a small foyer, so make sure there are at least 7 feet from the floor to the bottom of the fixture.
Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting
Bringing sparkle and light to this foyer, the Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting is an ornament that needs no gilding. Soon to be joined by festive greenery, silver and gold decorations, and all the trappings of the holiday season, it grandly welcomes visitors with a festive vibe.