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Creating a Plan for Foyer Lighting

December 18, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Decorative Lighting

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Your foyer serves as a visitor’s introduction to your home, so it makes sense that you would want to find lighting that would create a memorable, inviting, and stylish impression! Ceilings are one of the most underutilized aspects of home décor, but this unique and modern chandelier creates that first impression you are striving for!
When you are choosing a lighting fixture for your foyer, you’ll need to take into account size of the foyer. Although this foyer isn’t very wide, the chandelier is on par with the scale of the space, which is what makes it work well.
The neutral color tone of the piece works perfectly here. The color reflects the natural light that comes through the front door, making the foyer appear bright and airy, complementing the white color of the walls and lightening the effect of the dark flooring. It even complements the light tone of the wood seen in the picture frames.
Because of its fun and funky shape, it draws your eye upward when you walk in, and the decorative accents give it that perfect hint of “bling”. The design of the chandelier is contemporary, but when used correctly, contemporary doesn’t have to translate to cold or uninviting!

3 Tips to Achieve Perfect Entrance Lighting!

January 07, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

The entrance or foyer of a home is the first room seen when someone visits. When designing entrance lighting, there are several factors to consider. Some factors to consider when creating entrance lighting design are space, amount of light needed and safety.

When planning to light a space, one of important factor to consider is space. Smaller foyers will not require the same amount of light as larger foyers. When lighting larger spaces, there are times that multiple lighting fixtures will be used. In some larger entrances, there is a ceiling lighting for functional lighting and other smaller light fixtures for accent lighting.
Some foyers require more foyer lighting than others. If the space is very small or if there is a nice amount of natural light in the foyer, the space may not require much light from light fixtures. However, if using decorative wall art, shadow boxes or decorative rugs, accent lighting will likely be required to illuminate these features.
Finally, when planning lighting design for entrance lighting, safety should definitely be a concern. If the space has steps or a dip in flooring, it is imperative to highlight these areas for visibility. This is very important if the entry way is the main or only entrance to the home. The last thing a homeowner should experience is a visitor injured due to poor lighting and missing a step. Usually, this is not an issue; however some larger foyers are elevated.
Remember, the foyer is the first space visitor’s experience. At times, some guests do not continue beyond this area. Make sure the lighting of this area leaves a favorable impression with visitors.