Entryway Lights I Love

Preppy Entryway Lights

Finding the perfect light fixture has been quite the saga around here lately. I found my dream light, the Colleen & Company Jardena, but the price tag is way out of my budget. But I keep staring at it online, nonetheless, and trying to figure out what will measure up. I took to Instagram and got so many great ideas from you guys that I thought I would share them all in one place.

As a reminder, my original entryway inspiration came from this design (I wrote about our other entryway plans here). I loved the fixture in that photo, which I soon discovered was from a local brand called Oomph Home (number 7 on this list). It, too, sadly is out of my price range but I saw it in person and it’s even more stunning!

So I started looking for similar lanterns in white that I would paint the same color as our front door. After a follower sent me this scalloped lantern that was the perfect look at a much better price, I finally measured the space and realized that a lantern won’t fit. We need a flush mount or semi-flush mount because we don’t have a high entryway ceiling. Someone with a high ceiling, please buy it and do that so I can live vicariously through you!

Once I realized our height issue, I searched and searched some more…

I found a bunch of great flush mounts that could work. A lot of you sent me this one from PB Kids which is only $149 and could easily be painted (I think). I like it a lot but am concerned it looks too childish for this space. Although I might end up putting it in Amalia’s bedroom. The second most popular light was this one which is the same look but a little more elevated. That is a contender too.

But then I remembered this beautiful clover-looking light that we looked at for our old house, and I’m thinking it might be perfect and I will just ditch the idea of painting it. It also comes in navy which could be cool for a monochromatic but not matchy matchy look.

I threw number eight on this list because you can customize it to any height or color. It ended up being out of our price range too but it’s a really cool light and incredibly customizable (can be a flush or pendant) for anyone looking for something like that. And I forgot to add it to the collage, but a few people sent me this light from Anthroplogie and I think it’s just so gorgeous. It’s also on my shortlist.

Please send over any more ideas you have. I want to make a final decision in the next week or two and you guys have been so helpful already! And if you love any of these, let me know 🙂

one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine

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  1. Caitlin said:

    I vote number 5! Bria Hammel recently used it in a bunk room for @sd_customhomes and it is beautiful!!!

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I saw that! Looks amazing. It’s such a cute little light!

      9.22.19 · Reply
  2. Kristin said:

    Oh I love #1 and #4 the most, but if it were me, I’d go with #1 just for the cleaning factor. Entryways are one of those places that get so dirty but aren’t as high a priority on the cleaning list. I was shocked to see how filthy my fixture was when we did a spring clean. It seems like hitting #1 with an air duster every now and then would solve the problem and you wouldn’t see any buildup as much as the white ones. We have lampshades in that type of style and they are a breeze to clean. Agreed that the PBKids one is on the kiddie side. I would also try to go for a fixture that doesn’t need any modifications to make it what you want. I just find that most DIY things don’t stand the test of time unless you’re really good at that stuff. I’ve always ended up making two purchases for anything I tried to Joanna Gaines myself lol.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I had never even thought of that. I need to find a price on that first one but good call.

      9.20.19 · Reply
      • Kristin said:

        Yeah I never considered my entryway high traffic since we use our garage for entry/exiting the house. But then after I saw how gross our fixture was, I was like oh yeah, this is the door we open for packages, anyone who rings the bell, etc. And it doesn’t help that we rarely have our entryway light actually on since we have a lot of natural light from the side windows and our front room in that space. I couldn’t see all the buildup. Now I give it a cleaning more often than before.

        Side note: Making the Ostu tonight!

        9.20.19 · Reply
        • Julia said:

          LMK how the Otsu went! Seriously one of my fall time favorites.

          9.22.19 · Reply
  3. Cat said:

    I saw this the other day while browsing online, and immediately thought of you! Not sure if its a good fit, but the site has tons of lights at reasonable price points. Good luck! I know whatever you pick will be gorgeous 🙂
    https://www.shadesoflight.com/products/quatrefoil-drum-flush-mount-ceiling-light-large?color=Satin+Opal+And+Polished+Nickel

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Shades of Light seems like such a great resource. I like that one but don’t love it. Very close to my vibe!!

      9.22.19 · Reply
  4. Brynna said:

    I love the idea of #4 in the navy as it would almost tie in with your pop of navy that you mentioned on the side of the door. I love the idea of sticking with a monochromatic entry; I think it’ll look very crisp.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Interesting! I didn’t think anyone would like that. It’s definitely on my radar.

      9.20.19 · Reply
  5. Ellsworth Interiors said:

    I like #5 best with second place going to #6

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      5 seems to be a fan favorite!

      9.22.19 · Reply
  6. Amy said:

    I don’t think I would do the PBK fixture in an entryway. I have it in my daughter’s room and it looks a little…cheap? It’s also pretty small. I love the Caitlin Wilson fixture. Have you checked out Circa lighting’s basil flush mount. Such a rich looking classic and I’ve used it in several homes.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Good to know, thank you for telling me! My designer recommended that one as well. I like it in the polished nickel but I think I like the Bryce flushmount better. Have you used that one as well?

      9.20.19 · Reply
      • Shelley said:

        Ditto-I just put this in my daughter’s room and it’s very cheap looking and puts off little light

        9.20.19 · Reply
  7. Natalie said:

    https://www.ballarddesigns.com/fai-pendant/lighting/indoor-lighting/pendants/479467

    I think this is a great option too! Not sure if it’s too big! Good luck!

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I adore that! Way too big, sadly. Maybe for a dining room though.

      9.20.19 · Reply
  8. Sara Vosler said:

    I just bought mine from Kings Haven, a store in Pennsylvania. They are beautiful.

    They are called the Matrique pendant. They will customize also.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Gorgeous! I just looked them up. Too big for my space I think but I love them.

      9.20.19 · Reply
  9. Rachel said:

    Four or five!!

    9.20.19 · Reply
  10. Ani said:

    I love options 1, 4 and 8

    9.20.19 · Reply
  11. Emily said:

    Number Five!!!! I like them all but number five stands out so much. I would consider seeing the sea colour in person with the door painted. You might find that the light reflecting off the door will colour the light more blue.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Good point. Or I might just do it in the white for a pretty contrast!

      9.22.19 · Reply
  12. Tamara said:

    Number is the most classic one.
    It will not outdate quickly.

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Tamara said:

      Number 4. Made a typo. Sorry.

      9.20.19 · Reply
  13. Monica said:

    Number four in navy!

    9.20.19 · Reply
  14. Anna Petronio said:

    I’m a commercial interior designer, but figured I’d chime in anyways! Personally, I don’t think the fixtures with scallops quite mesh with your current entryway. How high are your ceilings? I think #6 would be a modern accent that still stays true to the colonial style of your home. BUT I think I have to say that #2 is my top pick! Maybe in a darker color that will pop with your entry? I’m biased to navy (because it’s the best color ever). Also, navy and gold! Could there be a better combo??

    9.20.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      2 is definitely my top pick too. So sad it’s so pricey otherwise it would be a no-brainer. Love the idea of navy on that one too.

      9.22.19 · Reply
  15. Duchy said:

    What a compliment to see our Yachtsman pendant as one of your choices! Thanks so much! The fun thing about this one is that you can customize it to be just about any size. Shorter, taller, wider, more narrow whatever. Also it can be ANY color. Crazy. Thanks again for the support for our made in Connecticut brand! Best, Duchy

    9.23.19 · Reply
  16. Virginia said:

    We put this light in my daughter’s room and love it. It’s well made and beautiful!

    https://www.ballarddesigns.com/suzette-ceiling-mount/lighting/indoor-lighting/ceiling-flush-mount-lighting/407783?listIndex=1

    9.24.19 · Reply