You know that old saw about not being able to make a first impression twice? Well, many aphorisms are repeated so often because they are true. What impression does your entryway make? And is your foyer really where people enter the house, or is it through a mudroom or backdoor of some sort? Wherever you enter your home, that's an area that deserves a little extra attention and tailoring.
So much of that first impression is comprised of the pendant or chandelier hanging there. The kind of fixture and the quality of light selected guides the eye to what architecture features or artwork you would like noticed and makes the impression of welcome.
The style of the light fixture there announces your taste and the prevailing tone of your décor. Is it glamourous and bold? Is it futuristic or ultra-modern? Is it warm and vintage, maybe throwback industrial? Is it tastefully conservative, respectful of tradition? Whatever your sweet spot is, the light hanging in your foyer is the welcoming committee and the style ambassador.