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Choosing a Foyer Chandelier

Your home’s entryway is the first impression that you make when inviting guests into your home. The light that you choose for this space can make or break the overall vibe, so we want to help you by providing tips for choosing a foyer chandelier.

Calculating The Size You Need


Having a light that fits the size of the space is key. Too large, and it makes the room feel too small, and vice-versa. We have tips for helping you choose a foyer chandelier to fit the size of your space: 


Step 1: Measure the dimensions of your foyer’s length and width in feet 
Step 2: Combine the sum of the two numbers for your ideal fixture diameter (in inches) 
Step 3: Take the height of your ceiling in feet 
Step 4: Multiply the number of feet by the ceiling height by 2.5 and 3 inches to determine your ideal light fixture height


For example, if your room measures 10’d x 10’w x 10’h, you would follow these steps as so: 


Step 1: 10-foot length x 10-foot width
Step 2: 10 + 10 = 20. 20 inches will be our ideal diameter. 
Step 3: 10-foot ceilings
Step 4: 10 x 2.5 = 25, and 10 x 3 = 30. 25” - 30” is our ideal fixture height. 


As another example, if your foyer is 6’ x 8’ with 11’ ceilings, your calculations would be: 


Step 1: 8-foot length x 6-foot width
Step 2: 8 + 6 = 14. 14 inches will be our ideal diameter. 
Step 3: 12-foot ceilings
Step 4: 11 x 2.5 = 27.5, and 11 x 3 = 33. 27.5” - 33” is our ideal fixture height. 



Additional Tips for Fitting Your Light


Once you’ve found the ideal dimensions for your light fixture, there are a few additional things to keep in mind: 


  1. Allow at least 7 feet from your floors to the bottom of your light fixture
  2. For foyers with windows, be sure to center the chandelier within the window 
  3. If you have a two-story foyer, the bottom of the fixture should not be lower than the second floor 

Choosing Your Foyer Light by Style 


At Lighting Connection, it’s our goal to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. One way we do this is by categorizing our products by style, so you can filter down your search based on the overall vibe of your home. Here are a couple of our absolute fave’s by style: 


Modern Foyer Lights


We love to bring in a pop of metal for modern homes. A few of our favorites to go with any modern room include the Kailani, Merida, Grange, and Jax chandeliers. Each comes in a variety of finishes to match the other materials used often throughout your home. 

 

Industrial Foyer Lights


Industrial lights have been growing in popularity over the last several years, and we have worked to curate a selection of unique and affordable lights to go in your home. Featuring mixed metals and unique designs, some of our top picks include chandeliers such as Elm, Kylan, Balboa, and Rosalie. No matter which you choose, there is no wrong choice -- each will equally stun your visitors upon arrival! 

 
 
 

 

French Country Fixtures 


The perfect blend of sophisticated and rustic, we love using these French country lights in a foyer. With wooden accents, a few of our most popular picks in this style include the Colton, Bettina, Carlotta, and Geovanna Chandeliers.


 
 
 

Still looking for additional styles? This is only a small sample of the selection of lights that you can shop while choosing a foyer chandelier. Shop the full selection or ask a lighting design expert to help you with selecting a light for your space!

Jaclyn Willbrand

About the Author

I believe everyone is a subdued version of their 4-year-old self, and this 4-year-old loved to pick out her own outfits, was happiest when surrounded by friends, loved to learn and was never afraid to ask questions. Today, I’m a dog-Mom to my 8-year-old collie Blake and proud wife to my hubs, who also happens to be named Blake. Trust me, the dog came first (wink wink). As a designer, I crave clean lines and symmetry but I never miss an opportunity for a huge dose of quirk. Because at the end of the day, your space needs to be uniquely yours.


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