The front entryway of your home serves many purposes, from it being where you greet guests when they arrive to where you put your shoes and coat on before you leave the house. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we want to help you find the perfect lighting for your foyer or entryway, so if you’re thinking about updating your fixtures, or you just want to get an idea of the styles that are available, visit our showroom or browse our online catalog today!
As with any room in your home, the entryway needs the right layers of lighting, including ambient and accent fixtures. Task lighting isn’t as important or necessary in this space, since you don’t spend much time in it; however, you also want to set the right mood and make the best impression for anyone who visits your house.
The bathroom is no longer a simple space where you brush your teeth, take a shower, and get ready for work or for Beginning with the ambient lighting, you have your choice of several fixture types. If you have a tall, two-story foyer, you might want to install a grand chandelier that greets you with bright light every time you come home in the evening. If the ceiling is standard height, then you may want to opt for a flush or semi-flush light instead. The height of the ceiling and the size of the space will determine what type of ambient light you can install, as well as how much light you’ll need.
Chandeliers and pendant lights are ideal for any foyers that stretch above 10 feet in height. These hanging fixtures can act as a focal point for the space, just as long as they fit properly. If your entry is tall and narrow, you can install multiple pendant lights that lead to your front hallway or living room. Above all, you don’t want any hanging lights to protrude too far into the space so they create a risk of someone bumping into them when they enter the house.
If you need a flush or semi-flush fixture, you don’t have to be stuck with just a few options. There are plenty of modern lighting styles that can work for your home, and we’ll help you find fixtures that match your personal tastes while also providing plenty of ambient light for your front entryway. The space will be bright and inviting, and guests will get a glimpse of your design tastes simply by seeing which lights you’ve chosen.
The second layer of lighting in a space comes from accent fixtures. In the entryway, accent lights are intended to illuminate and highlight the walls and the floor, making the space feel more welcoming. You can add sconces or lamps to achieve this lighting design, and the overall look and feel of your foyer will improve.
When looking at accent lights for your front entry, it’s good to keep in mind how you want the space to function. Will you add a mirror that you’ll use to check your hair before leaving the house? Will there be a coat rack or hooks for jackets, scarves, and hats? There isn’t often much in the way of furniture in an entryway, but if you’re going to add a small table, you could pick out the perfect table lamp.
Your new accent lights should also complement your ambient fixture, whether it’s a chandelier, a pendant, or a flush mount light. You can pick accent lighting that’s in the same style as your ambient fixtures, or we can show you options that work, but maybe aren’t an exact match in terms of style. Ultimately, your entryway accent lights are there to add depth and dimension to the space.
As we mentioned above, you may have plans to add a mirror to your home’s front entry. This can be a practical idea, since you’ll likely use the mirror each day as you come and go. However, a mirror can also be beneficial in helping your foyer feel larger than it actually is. The mirror will bounce light around the entryway, making it feel more spacious. A well-placed mirror can transform even the smallest of entry spaces, and we can recommend the right option for your home.
When it comes to decor, you probably don’t want too many things in your entryway, especially if you’re adding a mirror, a coat rack, and perhaps a small table. If you have additional wall space in your entry, you can hang paintings or photographs and illuminate them with track lighting or other fixtures.
If your front entryway leads to a hallway or a set of stairs, you can continue your lighting into these spaces. The same style of sconces in your entryway can be used on the stairs, and any pendants or flush-mount lights can also be installed in the hallway. These lighting transitions can help people see your attention to detail, as well as keep your lighting design consistent as you move from one part of the house to another.
Whenever you update or add new lighting to your home, it’s imperative to consider what type of controls you’ll need. You’ll want to have a switch for each fixture or set of fixtures, such as one for the overhead ambient light and one for the accent lights in the space. If you’re interested in dimmer switches for your wall sconces or ambient fixtures, we can show you a number of options that will work for your home.
If you’d like to learn more about lighting timers, sensors, and other automated controls, we can discuss those choices with you as well. Perhaps you’re someone who would like to be able to control your entryway lighting with your phone or your voice — we can help you find the right smart lighting options that make it easier than ever to turn your lights on and off!
When it comes to your foyer lighting, style might be at the top of your list. You may want lights of a certain style, such as Art Deco or Victorian, and our expert team is more than happy to help you find fixtures that fit your vision for your home. You might want an ornate chandelier that evokes a feeling of grace and elegance, or maybe you want a modern pendant that expresses a sleek sophistication. Whatever the case may be, the foyer or entryway can be a great place to add new lighting styles that set the tone for the rest of your house.
If you have questions about a particular style of lighting, we can provide answers regarding design, shape, size, and more, helping you narrow down your choices. If you’ve seen a certain fixture in a magazine or in our catalog, we’ll do our very best to make sure you can take that fixture, or one similar to it, home with you.
If you’re ready to start shopping for new entryway and foyer lighting, you can do so right now in our online catalog. If you’d like to speak with one of our lighting experts or see a specific fixture for yourself, call or stop by our Wichita showroom at your convenience. We’re always happy to help a homeowner discover the perfect lighting, and there’s nothing we love more than seeing a customer find that perfect fixture choice.
We look forward to seeing you soon!