Choosing the best option for your unique space.
The front foyer is the first impression guests have of a home. The space sets the mood, creating everything from a warm and traditional feel, to a modern and minimalist or funky vibe.
It’s also a practical space, used to store winter coats, umbrellas, sports equipment, and keys, and must be easily light up when individuals return home at night.
Foyer lighting must therefore work to sufficiently illuminate a space and at the same time contribute to the desired ambience.
The lighting options include traditional ceiling-mount fixtures, chandeliers, and more modern pendant fixtures.
An important factor to take into consideration when selecting the type of lighting is the height of your ceilings. Since it is recommended that the bottom of a fixture be at least seven feet from the floor, if you have low ceilings, your options may be limited to semi-flush or ceiling-mount fixtures.
If, on the other hand, you have high ceilings, a two- or three-tier chandelier or pendant lighting might be the best bet. One large-sized pendant light is a great focal point, whereas multiple small-sized lights can help spread light out over the space.
Whatever the style of fixture you choose, it is important that it be sufficiently large to light up your foyer. Experts recommend calculating the correct diameter of the fixture in inches by adding up the width and length of the foyer.
If you’re looking into lighting options for your foyer, the expert staff at Elm Ridge Lighting and Interiors can help you select the ideal fixture for your space. Located in the Golden Horseshoe area, their showroom contains a wide selection of kitchen, dining room, and foyer lighting options as well as everything from wall sconces to bathroom vanity fixtures to outdoor lights.