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Foyer with a glittering chandelier

When you have a foyer with a tall ceiling, a chandelier is an ideal lighting option.  You can brightly light up the entrance to offer a well lit entry for guests, plus they can look fabulous.



However, if you have a lower ceiling, a chandelier is not the best ceiling light option because you don’t want your guests to walk into the light upon entering your home.

Like with most lighting options, what works best for your room/home largely depends on each individual space.

Below is our foyer chandelier gallery to give you an idea of what different types of chandeliers look like in various foyer designs.

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The double height foyer features a traditional staircase lighted by an elegant chandelier.Trulia


The entry to Ziggy's home makes you feel the old Spanish-style mansion's beauty. With its 2 storey cathedral ceiling, tiles flooring and chandelier, you'll truly fell in love with this home.Trulia


Rustic foyer with a skylight, interior gray wallpaper, stone brick half wall and flagstone flooring.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Rustic foyer with beam ceiling, elegant chandelier above a seating area, stone brick wall and flagstone flooring.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Rustic foyer with beam ceiling, ornate chandelier and flagstone flooring.Source: Zillow DigsTM


White Midcentury foyer with beam ceiling, chandelier and tile flooring.Photo by m.a.p. interiors inc. / Sylvia Beez - Look for entryway design inspiration


Large Southwestern foyer with beam ceiling, chandelier, yellow walls and hardwood flooring.Photo by Sher Colquitt Interiors - Browse entryway photos


Mid-sized Southwestern foyer with beam ceiling, chandelier, wood arch front door and arch doorways.Photo by Elliott & Pohls Construction - Browse entryway photos


Southwestern foyer with beam ceiling, blue walls and tile flooring.Photo by Homework Remodels - More entryway ideas


Southwestern foyer with wood double front doors, tile flooring with a rustic rug and a wooden seating facing a small makeshift work area.Photo by B. Eilers Designs - Browse entryway photos


Small Southwestern foyer with chandelier, orange walls and a console table.Photo by Sorento Design, LLC. - Browse entryway photos


Southwestern foyer with 2-story beam ceiling, iron cast chandelier and telltale signs of the homeowner's fetish for wildlife.Photo by Vernon Sons Construction - Search entryway pictures


Transitional foyer with marble tiles and chandelier.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Transitional foyer with marble floors and chandelier.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Transitional foyer with statue centerpiece and curved staircase.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Transitional foyer with quarter-turn staircase.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Tropical foyer with curved staircase and chandelier.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Tropical foyer with ceiling beams and hardwood floor.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Tropical foyer with 180-degree turn staircase.Source: Zillow DigsTM


Tropical foyer with chandelier.Source: Zillow DigsTM

If you don’t like what you see or hope to see more, bookmark this page because we’re constantly adding more foyers to our entry hall galleries and those with a chandelier will be added here.

Where should you put your foyer chandelier?

It should be centered in the space so light is evenly distributed throughout the room and because lights off-center can give off an odd aesthetic.

What type of chandelier is best for the foyer?

Unlike chandeliers for kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, foyers with tall ceilings look great with long, large chandeliers that fill up the space.  You can definitely get away with 4 or 5+ tiered options.

What other lights work well in tandem with foyer chandeliers?

Wall sconces are a great additional light in a foyer with a chandelier.  They’re out of the way, offer ambient lighting and help decorate what are usually barren walls.  Because the room isn’t usually all that large, there isn’t a lot of ceiling surface area for scattering recessed lighting.  I prefer the chandelier/wall sconce combo; however, it may well be that the chandelier on its own will do the job.

Aren’t chandeliers expensive?

Yes and no.  Large, extravagant crystal chandeliers will cost you thousands of dollars.  Whether you spend that much is up to you, but it’s not always necessary unless you have an unusually large foyer.  Smaller, less formal versions will do the job as well.  In fact, large, fancy chandeliers aren’t all that popular these days.  People lean toward a more casually designed home.

Consider a matching window

One cool curb-appeal affect is that your chandelier can be seen from outside the home.  If your chandelier hangs just above the door, place a window above the door so your chandelier shines outside too.  It’s a cool effect, especially with more traditional styles of home such as Georgian, French, Federal and Antebellum.

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