An entryway is the first and last impression of your home
Most entryways only require ambient lighting. If you have a lot of artwork or objects of interest that you want to show off, some accent lighting will be needed as well. Ambient lighting is another term for available light in a room, meaning that it is the overall light in a space. Some good forms of lighting for the foyer area are chandeliers, wall mounted lights, or recessed fixtures. For smaller foyer areas wall mounts, ceiling fixtures, or even lamps will be an adequate amount of light. However, if you have a large entryway, or if the ceilings are extra long, a chandelier is probably best because it will hang down from the ceiling.
Sometimes entryways are used as an art gallery with a series of art pieces, sculptures, fountains, and other art forms. If this is the case for your home, make sure you use accent lighting to illuminate these elements. The best way to accent an element of your entryway is by using fixtures with a narrow directional beam of light. These kinds of fixtures include track lights and recessed lights. Track lights are nice because they are versatile. They consist of a track being installed onto the ceiling. The fixtures fit into the track and are able to easily be slid from side to side. These lights can also rotate 360 degrees allowing a great deal of versatility in your space. Recessed lights are installed into a hole cut out of your ceiling. Recessed lights are also great for providing specific directed light to an area.
Lighting in a foyer is not difficult by any means. But it is important not to overlook it. Try to avoid both lights that are either overly bright or too dim. Keep in mind that almost every form of light can be used. Whether it's a chandelier, ceiling mount, wall mount, lamp, track light, recessed light, or any other form, it should greatly help to illuminate your space. Start making good impressions with your foyer area.