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Foyer chandeliers are beautiful accents that define the style of that room and can foreshadow the style of the rest of the home. Since foyers and chandeliers come in so many different aesthetics, it can be difficult to choose the lighting fixture ideal for your home. That's why we've created a list of 25 of our favorite foyers and foyer chandelier ideas to inspire and guide you through designing your entryway.
Candelabra chandeliers are incredibly popular thanks to their timeless structures and versatility. These lights can be crafted to fit transitional, contemporary, coastal, and other aesthetics based on their overarching structure, shapes, and final touches. While this chandelier conveys a very transitional aesthetic, you can find a candelabra chandelier that perfectly conveys your unique style.
This entryway highlights various beige, cream, and brown tones in every aspect of the room. However, one difference is the warm wood doors at the end of the room. To highlight those doors as the focal point, the room's chandeliers are intentionally placed to the sides so they do not overlap with the focal point. While you do not have to follow this formula exactly, it is vital to know your room's natural focal points and ensure nothing competes with them or detracts from them.
Foyer chandeliers can match nearby wall sconces, table lamps, and other lighting fixtures perfectly if you want to create a very classic space. However, entryways that lean into modern or contemporary aesthetics often have lighting fixtures that are not part of the same collection or exact same style. The modern rustic chandelier shown here uses different materials and structures from the wall sconces, but all the lights still work together thanks to a common lighting temperature and a use of curved, rounded shapes. Highlighting similarities among different lighting types is essential in creating a cohesive contemporary foyer.
Monochromatic foyers have plenty of drama on their own with the use of bold colors. Even so, you can add one or two pops of color throughout the room to diversify the space and create visual interest. One area to consider is the chandelier you use in the foyer: you can choose a scheme that fits into the black and white color palette, or you can infuse different metals like gold, brass, or nickel to further develop the room's color palette and cement the light as an essential accent.
Even if your room's architecture leans heavily into traditional aesthetics, your lighting fixture can break the mold to express your style. The contemporary chandelier shown here has no commonalities with the style of the doors and architecture, which actually furthers the light's impact as a unique accent. You can similarly use a lighting fixture to defy expectations and add a completely new style to your foyer.
Chandeliers can hang far down into the room or remain set closer to the ceiling. The variety of chandelier sizes and configurations means that you can choose a chandelier perfectly fitting for your foyer. Even foyers with standard ceiling heights can use a small chandelier or a chandelier like this to accent the room.
Symmetry is a key part of traditional and transitional foyers. These details can be presented in architecture, furniture, artwork, and lighting fixtures. The chandelier used in this grand foyer is anchored perfectly in the middle of the room, which helps further the room's symmetry and establish the tone of the room.
This foyer has white wood panelling on the ceiling alongside a white wood bead chandelier. The use of a common material in different shapes is a great way to create a cohesive design throughout the room. If you wanted to create a different tone but use the same material throughout the room, consider different wood tones, finishes, and colors. This same chandelier with black wood beads would have been a great addition, but it also would have changed the room's tone, which is not the goal of this homeowner. But if that is your goal, then choosing that solution is a simple way to customize your foyer.
Foyer chandeliers can serve as essential general lighting or ambient lighting depending on your needs. This large chandelier features a series of small candle lights, which is not sufficient for illuminating the room as a whole. However, this is an intentional design choice that is complemented by the natural light pouring in through the door and nearby windows. Whatever your goal is for your chandelier, be sure the lighting it provides fits your purposes.
In a grand foyer with many works of art, it is only natural that the room's chandelier also serves as a work of art. Handcrafted chandeliers like this Liaison Glass Candle Chandelier from Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting perfectly reinforces the style of the nearby art and acts as a work of art with its masterful design and personal craftsmanship.
If your luxurious entryway features a tall ceiling or one that reaches to the second story, feel free to use an oversized chandelier to decorate the space. When you do so, establish the chandelier as the main accent at that height to ensure no artwork or other features compete with that lighting fixture.
Whether you are creating a grand, elegant foyer or something more homey, the chandelier you choose has a great impact on the room's style and tone. With the 25 foyer chandelier ideas and tips listed above, you are now one step closer to finding your ideal chandelier and creating your perfect foyer.
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