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Foyer Lighting Ideas

The entryway to your home is often the first impression that guests and visitors will get of your personal style. In addition to setting the tone for the rest of your house, the foyer also has serve a few functions, it’s the place you throw your keys and coats when you come in, and it’s the place you touch up your make up and grab an umbrella before you head out the door. To get a look in your entryway that serves both form and function, take a look at a few of these styling ideas:

One of the most classic ways to arrange a hallway is to pair matching table lamps on either end of a slim console table, and then anchor the center with a large mirror on the wall. The console can be decorated with a few smaller accents, like a bowl for keys or a tray to catch the mail.

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Photo credits: modern lamps from Trend Lighting; console table from Bludot; and mirror from Bronson Design.


For a functional look, consider a sleek statement lamp on top a bookshelf-turned console table. The shelves can be used to store baskets where you can keep shoes, hats, and gloves in the colder months, and outdoor supplies in warmer months.

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Photo credits: table lamp from Trend Lighting; bookshelf from West Elm; and wire basket from Urban Outfitters.


For a tiny space in an apartment, you sometimes have to create an entryway out of a wall in the foyer. Flank hanging pendants around a small shelf with coat hooks to create the illusion of foyer, and use accessories with a smaller footprint, like an umbrella stand or a very slim bench to decorate the area.


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Photo credits: pendant lights from Hudson Valley; shelf from Urban Outfitters; umbrella stand from Crate & Barrel.


For a more formal entryway, or a circular foyer, hang a chandelier above a pedestal table and create a centerpiece with a large sculptural element, an oversized vase, or a cluster of smaller vases in similar tones and shapes. This arrangement is better for bigger spaces, think about the scale of the table and chandelier fill up the room when you pick versions for your own home.


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Photo credits: chandelier from Currey & Company; table from; vases from Jayson Home.


This is the second post in Kate of DomestiKatedLife’s 3 part blog series with See part one on Bedside Lighting Tips here for more. If you are a design blogger and would like to be considered for our blogger series please send an email to us at Leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of the post.