Two Story Foyer Lighting Fixtures
Lighting is an important part of any home improvement project. Foyer lighting is especially important in home improvement because the foyer is the first room that guests see when they enter your home. Designing the lighting for your two-story foyer is more than simply picking out a particular style and finish. It has a lot to do with staging. If you are more comfortable being conventional, then choose a brass or wrought iron chandelier for your traditional or Colonial home. If you are not bound by convention, be eclectic by blending styles and materials. A too-small chandelier will get lost in a commodious, soaring entry, and one too big will overwhelm the space. As a general guideline that all lighting contractors follow, add the length of the room to its width, and the sum will indicate what diameter the chandelier should be. For example, if the foyer is 15 feet by 8 feet, the sum is 23 feet. Convert that to 23 inches, and you will have the correct-size fixture.
Choose a chandelier lighting fixture that has enough tiers to dominate the height of the foyer. If a two-tier chandelier is recommended for an 8-foot ceiling, then a four-tier chandelier is correct for a two-story or 18-foot-high foyer. If your foyer has a window over the door, be sure to center your light so that it can be seen from outside. The bottom of a two-story foyer chandelier should be 8 feet from the floor.