The hallway is the first thing people see when they walk into your home. And believe it or not, it can say a lot about the home you keep. A dimly lit hallway can appear closed off, cramped and somewhat unwelcoming. This is why it’s important to make sure you brighten the space to give your guests a big warm welcome!
How to lighten your hallway – use the right lighting
The rules of hallway lighting to not differ too much from other rooms in the home. These are ambient lighting, task lighting and feature or accent lighting. Each of these lighting types serves a different purpose but work wonderfully together to bring you the welcoming environment you desire.
Ambient lighting is the overall light that allows you to brighten the space, working in the same way that typical daylight would. It makes the room feel bigger, brighter and airier.
Task lighting, on the other hand, is designed for specific actions. If we were talking about bedrooms, this could cover areas such as reading nooks or dressing tables. When it comes to the hallway, however, it can depend on the size and functionality of the room. Some are large enough for a study area, which would mean you’d need spotlighting or a lamp for focus. If you have a shelving unit for shoes, you may want to consider adding lighting there too.
Accent or feature lighting
Finally, we have accent or feature lighting. The purpose of this lighting choice is to draw the visitors’ eyes to a particular element on the room. When taking this into consideration in the hallway, we could be talking about family photos, a mirror, artwork or even small ornamental pieces. Accent lighting highlights these elements to ensure people take note of the character you have created.
The do’s and don’ts of hallway lighting
- Do make sure you include a variety of light sources in the hallway, regardless of size. This will add more depth and detail, as well as enable a change of mood as the day rolls on.
- Do think carefully about where you choose to position your feature walls. Adding one at the end will help draw the eye down the space, allowing the room to feel much bigger.
- Don’t forget to implement light to any landing areas that can be seen from the hallway. This will help keep any unwelcoming dark areas hidden.
- Do make sure that when you look for shades and light fittings, you look for ones with cutouts and other details what will create wonderful light patterns throughout the space.
Find your perfect hallway lighting with ABM Electrical Wholesalers
Now you know what kind of lighting you will need to brighten up your hallway, it’s time to go shopping. With a wide range of lighting solutions at ABM Electrical Wholesalers, you will never find yourself left with limited options. And if you think our range is overwhelming, don’t worry! This is where our fantastic team come in. We can listen to your goals and help determine the best options for your style choice and budget. If you would like to learn more about our services, get in touch.