Of course, if you include chandeliers in foyers, many foyers and entry halls have pendant lights (chandeliers are technically pendant lights, but usually placed in their own category within ceiling lights).
When we set out to create this gallery without chandeliers and instead include only the more narrow definition of pendant lights, the number of examples and photos is a lot less. In fact, it’s surprising how few we could come up with.
After all, in my view, a foyer is a great candidate for pendants because often the ceiling is higher up so dropping them down a bit still leaves plenty of overhead space.
To that end, here is our gallery. FYI, we add to our galleries every day so in time this too will grow with more examples.
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Foyer with deep blue walls lined with white moldings and columns. It has a clear pendant light that hung near the white door.
Clean white foyer features light hardwood flooring illuminated by a bulb pendant light. It has a lovely white wood shelving unit fitted with mirrors.
A bright orange door below a glass window stands out in this entryway. It has a white shiplap vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and hanging globe pendant lights.
Dark hallway decorated with a gradient canvas painting mounted on the wood plank accent wall and lighted by chrome pendants. It is accompanied by black and white stools along with industrial decor.
This entryway showcases a wooden front door and a half turn staircase wrapped in a beige carpet. It is illuminated by a skylight and glass pendants that hung from a small tray ceiling.
Scandinavian foyer with white brick walls and concrete staircase fitted with wood treads. It is lighted by a black floor lamp and a string woven sphere pendant.
The spacious foyer features a glass paneled entry door that opens to a concrete flooring and rustic open riser staircase lighted by black pendants.
Contemporary hallway designed with black and white gallery frames and a colorful wall art mounted above a sleek black shelf topped with lovely decors. It is illuminated by a modern pendant that hung from the teal ceiling.
Modern foyer boasts a white vaulted wall and L-shaped sectional over a deep blue rug that’s lighted by white sleek pendants.
A minimalist entryway with white tiled flooring and staircase framed with a solid wood railing that’s fitted with built-in storage. It is illuminated by fancy cylindrical pendants along with recessed lights mounted on the white ceiling.
Rustic foyer showcases red brick walls and a wooden front door lined with stained glass. It is highlighted by a decorative trunk column fixed on the terracotta tiled flooring.
Asian foyer features a carved wood console table topped with table lamps and a framed wall art. There’s a soldier sculpture in the corner facing the staircase lighted by a brass pendant.
A wrought iron pendant light that hung from a vaulted ceiling illuminates this elegant foyer. It has polished tiled flooring and black walls above white wainscoting.
Traditional entryway offers a glass paneled window and door fixed to the blush pink wall. It includes inset wall niche on each sides displaying classy vases.
Gorgeous foyer with pink patterned wallpaper and hardwood flooring. It has a rich wood console table paired with a huge mirror and lighted by a drum pendant.
Charming entryway boasts a red wallpaper above white wainscoting. It has a wooden front door and window seat nook framed with curved crown molding.
A gray archway clad with wainscoting opens to a red foyer with french door and ornate console table lighted by a modern pendant. It has dark wood plank flooring topped with a white swirl rug.
Eclectic entryway showcases a unique marble zigzag decor next to a wooden console table paired with a rectangular mirror. It is illuminated by a pendant and skylight fixed to the shed ceiling.
Warm foyer lighted by a pendant that hung over a wooden center table. It sits on a round rug in between open archways lined with columns.
The spacious foyer features light green walls and glazed windows and door allowing plenty of natural light in. It has a grand piano illuminated by a pendant light that hung from a vaulted ceiling.
Green entryway with white glass paneled front door and hardwood flooring topped with a round rug and beige runner. It is lighted by a lovely multi-colored pendant and table lamp that sits on a console table.
This foyer boasts a terracotta tiled flooring and open archways surrounding the living room. It includes a mirrored console table paired with an octagonal mirror.
Fabulous entryway features a wooden carved door and metal console tables with ornate mirrors illuminated by wall sconces and a disco pendant light.
White foyer accented with a turquoise door and floral rug that lays on a light wood plank flooring. It is lighted by a lovely pendant that hung from the tray ceiling.
Eclectic entryway styled with a gorgeous red floral wall decor mounted above the striped console table. It has hardwood flooring topped with a vintage rug.
Light and airy foyer illuminated by white pendants and natural light that flows through the full height glazing. There’s a staircase fixed against a white wall and framed with glass railing.
This foyer offers a herringbone flooring and wooden console table with white stools underneath. It is topped with a twig decor and abstract wall art lighted by sconces and brass pendant.
Ornate wrought iron pendants hang from the arched ceiling and illuminate this hallway. It has a round center table and dark wood console table accented by a lovely portrait.
Contemporary foyer with a stone brick wall and modern staircase lighted by oversized ball pendants.
Traditional entryway showcases a staircase fixed to the white wall with full wainscoting and illuminated by a sconce and caged pendant light. It is decorated with a sunburst mirror mounted above the dark wood console table.
Neutral foyer accented with a pastel blue door and red runner that lays on hardwood flooring. It is designed with minimalist wall arts and white mirror mounted on the light gray wall.
Charming foyer illuminated by a brass caged pendant that hung from a coffered ceiling and over a herringbone wood flooring.
Mediterranean hallway framed with series of arches lighted by vintage pendants. It boasts a black metal entry door with surround glass panels.
White foyer features a dark wood plank flooring and cathedral ceiling with a hanging ornate wrought iron pendant.
The fabulous entryway showcases a charming floral wallpaper and pendant light that hung from the coffered ceiling. It includes a wooden console table paired with a stylish mirror.
Marvelous entryway with a black front door surrounded by frosted glass panels fixed to the mustard wall that’s clad with white crown molding and wainscoting.
An airy foyer accented with blue artwork and green vintage rug along with indoor plants that create a refreshing ambiance to the area.
The cozy foyer offers a metal console table and beige patterned runner illuminated by pendant lights that hung from a wood beam vaulted ceiling.
Huge ball pendants illuminate this luxurious foyer with wooden half-turn staircase framed with glass railing and fixed to the stone accent wall.
Beach style foyer boasts an aqua entry door and lovely ball pendant along with natural wood plank flooring.
Glazed entryway lighted by a classic dragonfly pendant that hung from the high ceiling. It has black tufted chairs that sit on a cherry wood flooring.
Gorgeous entryway decorated with a lovely brass pendant light and gold floral wall arts mounted above a wooden bench with multi-colored pillows and round side table.
Symmetrical foyer features two matte silver console tables topped with contemporary lamps and black framed wall art facing each other with a gray patterned rug in the middle.
Blue foyer incorporated with wood furniture and flooring. It is illuminated by a caged pendant along with natural light from the glazed door.
Farmhouse entryway showcases white staircase clad with beadboard and wood treads lighted by a chic pendant that hung over a black console table.
Gorgeous foyer designed with a fabulous sunburst mirror mounted above the wooden console table. It includes two armchairs with a round side table over the rich hardwood flooring.
Transitional foyer lighted by a spherical pendant that hung from the coffered ceiling. It has limestone flooring and inset arched wall fitted with a lovely artwork above a rustic bench.
Glass globe pendants illuminate this spacious foyer with concrete staircase framed with glass railing and wooden handrail.
The contemporary entryway features a white sleek bench that faces the modern staircase. It is illuminated by oversized ball pendants that hung from the tray ceiling.
Where to Buy Pendant Lights for Your Bathroom
Here’s a good selection of online retailers.
Are pendant lights good for foyers?
Yes, they are fantastic, especially if the ceiling is tall, which is pretty typical for entry areas in two story homes. And I’m not talking about the chandelier style either. In fact, there are specific “foyer style” pendant lights.
Why are they so good? Because they need only illuminate a small area, which a foyer typically is and space usually benefits from decorative light fixtures that fill the tall, open space. There’s something nice about entering the home and being welcomed by a gorgeous lighting element in what is otherwise typically fairly bare space.
If, however, you have a regular height ceiling, flush-mount ceiling light or recessed lights may be best. Wall mounts can also look great too… in fact, you can always add one or two wall mounts regardless of which type of ceiling lights you have.
What types of pendant lights are best for foyers?
While you can get a “foyer pendant” light, many types, materials, and styles will work. For instance, cluster pendants are one of my favorites because it’s a dynamic looking fixture and when the cluster is suspended slightly different heights it creates an interesting look. Clusters aren’t great when a linear lighting solution is needed such as along an island in the kitchen. But when illuminating a single space, the cluster look is terrific.