Hall and landing lighting is essential in every home given that they are usually smaller areas with heavy traffic. It is therefore important to ensure that appropriate lighting is used to light the entire room so that people will be able to navigate through it with ease. Furthermore, it is important to assure landings are effectively lit to decrease the possibility of any accidents within the proximity of staircases.
Types of Lighting to use in Halls or Landings
Flush lighting or recessed ceiling lights are an excellent choice to be considered for use in halls and landings as they can help to maximise space as it may be of the essence. In addition to this, hallways and landings are often more narrow in comparison to other rooms in the house so it is wise to choose lighting which aids the impression of spaciousness; hanging or larger lights can make the space seem smaller by crowding it.
The use of dimmer switches is also useful in this setting as it will allow for the space to be lit when it is dark but not too bright to blur into other rooms or even strain your eyes. Another idea when considering landing lighting if you have children would be to install a night light for those who struggle sleeping and prefer to have their door open.
Although choosing lighting for halls and landings may seem a lot less glamorous and as interesting as some of the more decorated rooms - given that they often interlink popular rooms within the home - they can often be considered as some of the most undervalued spaces. Furthermore, your hallway is more often than not the first room which guests enter when they come into your house and it is always nice to make a good first impression by greeting them with a clean and bright room.