When we changed out the lighting in our small foyer, I quickly figured out that my options were limited. Our ceilings are 8 feet and the top of the door (81″) had to clear whatever light I chose, which left me with flush mounts. That being said, I still wanted something light and airy that would give off plenty of light. I found this small open pendant for just $59 on this site and unfortunately, it never came back in stock. . . For the price, I was thinking it might just be a placeholder until I found something better. But, with the round bulbs, it’s grown on me.
More on our stair runner here.
I also had to consider the other lighting you can see from our entryway. I don’t think finishes have to match throughout the house but I didn’t want something that would compete for attention, especially with the pendant in our front dining room/office.
Thinking along those same lines, here are a few other super stylish flush mounts I found, if you also have a small foyer: