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May 5, 2023
Foyer Lighting Ideas for Different Decor Styles
When your foyer makes guests smile as they enter your home, they know they are in for a warm and welcoming experience. The right lighting can establish an inviting atmosphere that defines the mood of your home. The entry and foyer lighting fixture ideas below can help you choose the best expression of your style and let guests know what to expect as they walk through the doorway.
Modern Foyer Lighting Ideas That Make a Statement
A great way to make a statement in your foyer is to choose a modern lighting fixture. One popular trend in modern lighting is using geometric shapes, such as angular chandeliers or pendant lights with straight lines. Another idea is to choose a fixture with a unique design, such as a Sputnik-style light or a fixture with multiple arms. Consider a simple pendant light with a sleek, streamlined design for a more minimalist look.
Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting
A classic mid-century modern shape, Sputnik-style lighting is always in style. The Sparta 48 Inch 18 Light Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting demonstrates this with javelins of icy, hand-poured glass interspersed with glass bulbs and metal balls, creating an eye-popping display as it throws warm light throughout the space.
Traditional Foyer Lighting Ideas That Exude Elegance
For those who prefer a more traditional look, plenty of elegant foyer lighting options exist. Chandeliers with crystal or glass accents are a classic choice, as are lantern-style lights with intricate details. A beautiful flush mount or semi-flush mount fixture with brass or gold finishes can add a touch of sophistication to your entryway.
Charisma 36 Inch Large Pendant by Corbett Lighting
The aptly named Charisma 36 Inch Large Pendant by Corbett Lighting adds charm and beauty to this bold black-and-white foyer. Juxtaposed against the dual flights of stairs, it brings a shimmer that warms up the look.
Lettie 10 Inch 1 Light LED Flush Mount by Hudson Valley Lighting
The attractive silhouette of these Lettie 10 Inch 1 Light LED Flush Mounts by Hudson Valley Lighting add the perfect vintage-y vibe to this spacious foyer. The simple demi-globe glass diffuser and aged brass finish highlight the home’s traditional bones – the archway, staircase, and wood flooring.
Rustic Foyer Lighting Ideas That Add a Touch of Charm
Rustic foyer lighting is the perfect fit when designing a cozy and inviting entryway. Rustic lighting often features natural materials like wood, metal, and rope and may look distressed or weathered. Pendant lights with metal shades or cage lights with a metal finish can also create a rustic, homey feel.
Visual Comfort Modern Collection Fett 17 Inch Large Pendant
The weathered zinc finish and wonderfully imperfect texture of the Visual Comfort Modern Collection Fett 17 Inch Large Pendant bring rustic charm to this space. The size is perfectly scaled against the stunning wood beams, completing the warm, homey feel of the entryway without losing its sense of grandeur.
Industrial Foyer Lighting Ideas: Exposed Bulbs, Metal Shades, and Steampunk Vibes
Based on the pared-down and practical aesthetic of old factories, industrial lighting has become an increasingly popular choice for creating an edgy, modern look. Exposed bulbs and metal shades are common features in industrial lighting, as are fixtures with a steampunk or vintage look. A popular industrial lighting trend is black metal finishes, which can create a sleek and sophisticated look.
Fulton 22 Inch Cage Pendant by Hinkley Lighting
The clean, pure, simple lines of the Fulton 22 Inch Cage Pendant by Hinkley Lighting emphasize its less is more vintage industrial style. Its vintage industrial style perfectly fits in with this home’s laid-back vibe.
French Maid 16 Inch Large Pendant by Regina Andrew
The sleek blackened natural brass cone of the French Maid 16 Inch Large Pendant by Regina Andrew adds to this long entryway’s sophistication. The natural brass rings on top and bottom and brass studs enhance the industrial look. The diffuser shade allows plenty of ambient light to spread throughout the foyer.
Scandinavian Foyer Lighting Ideas: Clean Lines, Neutral Colors, and Simple Shapes
Scandinavian decor is loved for its clean, minimalist look and use of light and natural materials. Lighting often features simple, geometric shapes and neutral colors like white or black. Pendant lights with frosted glass shades or globe fixtures can create a soft, diffused light that adds a cozy touch to your entryway.
Suzanne Kasler Morris 23 Inch Cage Pendant by Visual Comfort Signature Collection
This light, bright foyer exhibits all the hallmarks of Scandinavian style. The blond wood floors, neutral walls, and gorgeous windows add to the look. The Suzanne Kasler Morris 23 Inch Cage Pendant by Visual Comfort Signature Collection put the finishing touch on this design, highlighting the lovely details on the ceiling.
Transitional Foyer Lighting Ideas: A Perfect Mix of Classic and Contemporary Styles
If you’re looking for a lighting style that combines classic and contemporary elements, transitional foyer lighting may be the perfect fit. Transitional lighting often features a mix of materials, such as metal and glass, and combines classic shapes with modern finishes. A popular transitional lighting trend is oversized pendant lights or chandeliers with sleek, modern designs.
Sean Lavin Thayer 19 Inch 5 Light Mini Chandelier by Visual Comfort Studio Collection
Sophisticated and sleek, the Sean Lavin Thayer 19 Inch 5 Light Mini Chandelier by Visual Comfort Studio Collection warm illumination and plenty of style to your home. The antique guild finish represents its traditional roots, while graceful, curved lines give transitional vibes. It makes an exquisite statement paired with the warm wood ceiling.
In addition to choosing the right style, proportion, size, and ceiling height play a role. Find more tips at Choosing the Perfect Lighting for the Foyer.