How to choose hallway lighting?
The style of your hallway lighting fittings is important and should reflect your personal taste, while being in keeping with the overall style of your home. For traditional homes, an antique style light would make a gorgeous hallway addition.
Homes decorated in a contemporary style would look incredible with modern wall lights and pendants. Their simple, elegant design allows them to fit seamlessly into a hallway of any style.
When choosing hallway lights, including lighting of the correct size is important.
A narrow hallway may not have the necessary space for wall lights, and therefore ceiling lights may be the answer. Including multiple flush light fittings down the length of the hall will ensure your hallway is illuminated efficiently.
Alternatively, a bigger space will require large hallway lights. This could be a gorgeous Georgian lantern, a stunning cluster chandelier, or even an antique chandelier.
Try to pick lighting that is proportionate to the size of the space. A large fitting in a small area may be overwhelming and far too bright. Similarly, a small light in a large hallway may look lost and have very little impact on the overall look and feel of the space
To create a natural and inviting atmosphere, how you position your lights is important.
A staple of hallway design is often a console table near the door, which can be decorated with a beautiful table lamp. The console is a practical addition when used as a space to store keys, while the lamp adds a touch of ambient lighting that will wow guests as they enter.
As you continue through the hallway, a statement lighting piece such as a lantern or chandelier will add excitement and beauty to the space.
Understanding the role each fitting will play in your lighting scheme will help you to narrow down your hallway lighting ideas.
Firstly, it is good to consider that an important reason for hallway lighting is to provide enough light to walk through the area safely. Wall lights placed down the length of the hall are fantastic for providing light.
Hallway lighting ideas
We have a fantastic range of hallway lighting ideas for both residential and commercial spaces.
Lanterns are the ideal choice for lighting hallways and landings. They are fantastic sources of light, with the option to size up or size down depending on your available space and ceiling height. These fittings are particularly popular in narrow hallways.
We have a fantastic selection of lanterns that are available in both antique and modern styles.
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