Hallway Lights & Foyer Lighting
Hallway ceiling lights are perfect for making narrow hallways look wider. Track and rail foyer lighting fixtures visually widens the hall with downward facing lights and when paired with recessed lighting, a sense of modern décor shines through. Semi flush and flush mount lighting gives an elegant feel to the hallway so long as you make sure that it matches your interior design style throughout the house. Add style to your hallway by evenly spacing two or three pendants. If you have a more than one flight of stairs hang a chandelier for an extremely dramatic effect.
Sconces are a popular hallway lighting choice for illuminating stairs. They should be evenly spaced on the wall and can provide either up and down lighting, or both. If you are pairing a hanging fixture with a sconce, make sure that they match. A dimming system helps illuminate the stairs and hallway when needed but also creates visual separation between the stairs and the living room. Step lighting can also highlight your path up or down stairs. LED recessed strip lights are aesthetically pleasing and can visually widen the space and make the stairs seem like they’re floating!
Buffet lamps and table lamps can be placed on consoles or end tables for accent or ambient lighting in your hallway. Accent lamps can also help to highlight mementos. The lamp shades can add to the layering of lighting by adding depth and shadow in congruence with the objects on display.
About Hallway Foyer
Hallways and foyers should maintain the same personality and charm as the rest of your house; therefore, it is imperative to approach the lighting design with the same consideration used in the rest of your home. Most foyers have windows, which let in natural light, but combining different lighting layers makes it easy to create a welcoming and safe setting. Hallways and staircases usually lack natural light but artificial light such as stairwell lighting, recessed lighting, and flush mount lights can help to illuminate dark spaces and point you in the right direction. Incorporate layered lighting in your hallway or foyer to avoid a monotone look. Sconces and picture lighting can highlight artwork or prized possessions placed on stairs or shelves and ambient light can be handled with table lamps or buffet lamps.