The foyer or entryway where people enter your home is often overlooked. Choosing the right light fixture for this space can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home. This is the first impression that your guests will have of your house. If you have a designated foyer or entryway in your home, you should take advantage of the opportunity to make a statement. Burley Electrical Services is here to share some tips to help you pick the perfect light fixture for your entryway.
Chandelier Placement in Entryway
It is important that in an entryway, the chandelier is placed right in regard to the walls and the floor. You don’t want your chandelier to hang too far, near the floor. A general rule of thumb is that the chandelier shouldn’t be any lower than 7 feet 6 inches from the bottom of the chandelier and the floor. Likewise, if you have a two-story foyer, you should have the chandelier level with the second floor. If you have a lower ceiling, sometimes it’s best to use a mounted light rather than a chandelier. Your light, no matter what kind you are using, should be positioned in the middle of the space.
Best Chandelier Size for Your Foyer
When you are trying to decide what size your chandelier should be, it is important that you get an accurate measurement of the room. You need to know how many feet in length and width the room is. When you add those two numbers together, you can then convert that into inches and figure out what size your chandelier should be. For instance, if your room is 10’ by 5’, you would add those two together to get 15. This means your chandelier should be no larger than 15 inches wide. If you have an oversized or two-story foyer, you can increase that by 2 to 3 inches to make up for the grand space.
Chandelier Height for Ceiling
Once again, the height of your chandelier is an important number too. You can plan for a chandelier that is 2-3 inches tall for every foot in ceiling height. So, if you have 15 foot ceilings, your chandelier can be anywhere from 30-45 inches tall. The lower the ceilings, the shorter your chandelier should be.
Get Good Illumination
Not all light fixtures are going to give you enough illumination to properly light the space. Most chandeliers have several bulbs, but you need to make sure the one you choose has enough wattage to give the space ample light.
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Choosing the right light fixture for your entryway is a great way to boost the curb appeal of your home. They can also be a challenge to install though as they are usually located at the highest spot in your entryway. Call on the experts at Burley Electrical Services for all your fixture installation today!