When it comes to choosing the perfect lighting for an entryway, start by considering the scale of the entryway along with any furniture, artwork or mirrors that you might want to highlight. Select fixtures that complement the architecture and design of your home while casting the right glow. You won’t find a strict set of rules that tell you exactly what type of fixture to use in every situation, but Pottery Barn has some entryway lighting ideas to get you thinking about your options.
Entries are usually the smallest room in the house, so carefully select pieces that balance both form and function. A mirror reflects the light and provides a spot for one last glance at hair and makeup, while a bench provides a perch for pulling on boots. Take the time to find pieces that have an interesting shape or patina to create visual interest.