Lighting is one of the most important elements for defining the overall look of your home’s interior. And one of the most important areas to consider when choosing lights is the foyer or entryway. The light fixture in the entryway is usually one of the first things people will notice when they enter your home, and in some cases, it can be seen from the outside. So needless to say, an entryway light fixture is something you want to make sure you get right!
As we were choosing our lighting, the entryway was one of the first ones we started searching for. In this home, the foyer was a little different from our last, which made a huge difference in what we chose. Several factors played a role in determining this light fixture.
We ended up choosing the perfect pendant light from Savoy House. We went with the Townsend 17-inch Cage Pendant in matte black.
As you’ve probably noticed, we used lots of matte black to tie into the interior black windows. But we are also huge fans of mixing metals. So you will notice other materials used throughout our home also. One of those being brass!
Consider Size and Amount of Space You Have
When it comes to choosing an entryway light fixture, size and amount of space are two important factors to consider. Depending on the size of your entryway, you’ll want to choose a light fixture that is appropriately sized. If you have a small entryway, a smaller light fixture will suffice. However, if you have a large entryway, you’ll want to choose a larger light fixture in order to achieve proper lighting.
Additionally, the amount of space you have in your entryway will also dictate the type of light fixture you can choose. If you have limited space, a flush-mount or semi-flush-mount light fixture would be your best bet. However, if you have plenty of space, you can opt for a chandelier or pendant light. By taking size and amount of space into consideration when choosing an entryway light fixture, you can be sure to choose the best possible option for your home.
Make Sure The Light Fixture Is Proportional
Choosing the right light fixture for your entryway can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home. A small entryway can be easily overwhelmed by a large chandelier, while a grand foyer may seem too sterile with a small wall sconce. To get the proportions just right, take into account the size of your entryway and the ceiling height.
For example, a large entryway with high ceilings could benefit from a dramatic floor-to-ceiling lantern, while a smaller space might be better suited for a sleek, minimalist pendant light. With so many options available, it’s easy to find a light fixture that will complement your entryway and provide the perfect welcome for family and guests.
Decide What Type of Style
Deciding on the style of light fixture for your entryway can be a daunting task. There are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration such as the overall style of your home, the size of the entryway, and how much light you’ll need. A chandelier is a classic choice that can add a touch of elegance to any entryway.
If you have a small space, however, a flush-mount light or wall sconce may be a better option. For a more modern look, consider a pendant light or track lighting. Whatever style you choose, make sure it coordinates with the other fixtures in your home and provides enough light to safely enter and exit your home.
After you have selected the perfect light for your entryway, you may want to do some research on how high to hang the entryway light. This will be especially important if you choose a pendant or chandelier. I have also linked some of our favorite entryway lights below. One of our favorite places to shop for interior lighting is Shades of Light. You will see that most of the ones I have included below are from this store.