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Lighting Ideas for the Entry Way

September 19, 2012 by BlairStover

The foyer, often known as the gateway to your kingdom, is usually the first impression you give your visitors of how you live. It sets the tone of your whole home and it serves other functions as well. You throw your keys on the side table, your coats on the coat rack, you grab an umbrella from the stand and you may even touch up your blush or eye shadow in the mirror before heading out the door.

The entryway serves multiple functions for everyone, which is why it needs to be lighted and styled properly. Take a look at these tips provided by Blair Stover to have a functional, well-lit entry way ready for you and your guests.

1.     One of the most popular ways of arranging a foyer is having not one table lamp but two at opposite ends of a long but slim table. Anchor the table by putting a mirror in the middle of the table on the wall. The table can then be decorated with smaller accents like a small table bowl for keys or something to catch the mail.

2.     If you are looking for a functional look, try a sleek lamp on top of a bookshelf which can be doubled as a console table. The shelves could be used to house baskets that can keep hats and gloves in the colder months and other things in the summer months.

3.     Try hanging pendants around a shelf by using coat hooks. This creates a fun, illusion style look.

4.     If you have a circular foyer, a chandelier is a fantastic idea with a circular table under it. Or consider a medallion on the floor, or even a circular rug to highlight the foyer’s character.

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