Vintage Foyer / March 2, 2018 / Millie Humphreys.
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.
As we move inside, you’ll want to pay special attention to the furniture you have to work with. Entryways and foyers are generally small spaces, so tables and benches are the most you’ll have here. The good news is that tables make a great stage for your spring entryway décor. To keep it simple, Wild recommends using fresh flowers. Place a beautiful spring bouquet in a glass vase to keep the look bright and bold, focusing the attention on the flowers. If your garden has already started blooming, you may want to pick some tulips and daffodils yourself. It will make for a great talking point as you greet visitors.
Polka Dots - A bit of a polka-dot pattern seems to be good for the soul, at least that’s what we believe. We love the contrasting, small black tiles sprinkled around this foyer and how it brings new life and style in without straying away from the posh vision. French Painted - Hand painted tile floors are gorgeous inside any space of the house. Usually seen in bathrooms and kitchens, don’t be afraid to dress the foyer in something similar. Just look at this gorgeous pattern find and how the entrance and hallway could easily be transformed by adding some of this Euro flair.
Pendants - Pendants work equally well in modern and traditional spaces, and they add radiance to your entryway while still drawing the eye upward to create the illusion of a taller space. Styles range from single, chandelier-like pendants to clusters of smaller pendants. Use a series of small pendants to light a long hallway-like entryway, or a single, large pendant for a smaller area. To calculate the size you need, try using the formula that many lighting experts use. Add the length and width of the entryway's dimensions and convert it from feet to inches. For example, if your foyer is 15' by 18', you get 33' after adding the two figures. In this case, you need a pendant that’s around 33 inches wide.