Though you make your choice of style too well, you might go wrong with the dimensions. A very useful tip to choose the right sized chandelier is - add the length and width of your foyer and the number you get should be the diameter of your entryway chandelier! Also, remember that the fixture should be fixed at least seven feet above your floor. As they play a major role in your home decoration, it is good to select them after much analysis.
If you are using a pricey rug in your entry. Do what I do. Protect it with a small washable throw rug. Covering the spot most traveled on a daily basis. Then for special occasions stow the throw rug in the closet. Meanwhile, the better rug will stay clean. No space for a rug? Paint an interesting design on the floor. There are a wide variety of stencils that you can use if you do not consider yourself an artist. Be sure to use a sealer topcoat to ensure your painted design holds up to heavy traffic and will clean up easily.