Lighting is one of the key elements that helps make your house a home. The proper lighting enables you to perform tasks easily, makes you feel safer and more comfortable, and allows you to enjoy your home at its full potential.
Each room, however, has specific and unique general and accent lighting needs. Here are a few ideas and some of the most unique lighting fixtures to consider when planning your lighting needs for the hallway in your home.
Use lighting and decoration for a first impression. The foyer conveys the first impression of a home’s interior. Center a traditional chandelier, contemporary pendant, or transitional close-to-ceiling fixture in your hallway to provide basic illumination and create a welcoming atmosphere.
Make sure to size the decorative fixture to the space. Not all foyers can accommodate a large chandelier, so make sure the size proportions are correct. Likewise, if you have a larger space, you’ll need a larger fixture. If you’ll be able to view the fixture from above, make sure to select a foyer chandelier or pendant that looks attractive from second story viewing.
Use matching wall sconces to complement the hanging foyer fixture. Always mount a sconce above eye level so that the lamp source is not visible. To prevent accidents, stairs should be lit from top to bottom with switches in both places. Tie in the fixtures you choose by matching your foyer chandelier or pendant with close-to-ceiling fixtures for hallways and smaller chain hung fixtures for stairways.