Hallway Lighting Ideas

Your hallway should give your guests a taster of your home style; as your front door opens into it, it should set the tone, welcome them and give them a snapshot of what to expect in the rest of the house. Lighting is key in creating ambience, setting a mood and highlighting the right areas of a room. We’ve put together a few entrance hallway lighting choices that you can make to achieve an enchanting welcoming for your guests. Use your hallway lighting to create the perfect environment that will meet you at the door and make retreating into your home, even after the longest workdays, warm and inviting.

Statement Lighting

Let your home’s personality stun anyone as they open the door to your home with a statement lighting piece; a great, elegant choice can be a chandelier. Chandeliers are a vintage-styled classic that can add an ageless statement to any hallway. A piece like our Hinkley Lighting Vintage Brass fitting will add glamour to even the smallest of halls, providing a warm light and creating a captivating entry to your home. For something a bit different, our Kichler Aleeka Chandelier brings everything beautiful that the vintage classic offers and incorporates it with a celestial, contemporary design.

If you want the bewitching effects of the chandelier, but the size of your hallway doesn’t offer the correct amount of hanging space, then a pendant light fitting is the perfect choice for you. The ideal addition to an industrial style, our Davey Lighting Oceanic Pendant, provides modern statement lighting while also blending perfectly with a range of decors.

Illuminating Lighting 

If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with an elongated hallway, then there’s a good chance that one light won’t be enough! For long hallway lighting, you need to make the correct choices that will illuminate the full space without compromising on the style. Advisably, having several light sources within the area and matching the perfect ceiling lighting with a floor lamp can be the ideal way to brighten it up without overcrowding it. For example, pairing the simplistic, contemporary style of the FEISS pendant chandelier ceiling light with their Urban Renewal Floor lamp ensures the decor style is continuous while brightening up the full room.

If you’ve installed a sideboard or side unit into your hallway, then even a table lamp will extend the light in your long hallway and add a glow exactly where it’s needed. Suppose you’re continuing the industrial, urban-style. In that case, styles like our Endon Lighting brushed brass hoop lamp will make a great addition, implementing a smaller statement piece and brightening up a greater radius of the room.  

Focused Lighting

If you’re trying to find the right balance to light up your hallway, then deciding on more focused lighting is usually the best way to go. For narrow hallway lighting, you need to consider what in the room you want to be illuminated in that small space, i.e. the door entrance, a coat rack or, perhaps, the stairs entrance. A great way to supply focused lighting in a small area can be through utilising the wall space. Wall lighting is an ideal way to brighten up a room without compromising on any of the space; meaning you can brighten your hallway without overcrowding. At Moonlight Design, we have an extensive range of wall lighting options, so there’s something for everyone, regardless of decor style. For simplistic minimalism our Searchlight Lighting wall bracket is ideal, adding character and warming up any hallway. The best part of this option is that it is ready for you to paint it any colour you choose. So, if the white doesn’t blend with your ideas, you can create an even bolder statement piece to brighten your hallway in every way. There’s also a range of spotlight designs, pyramid design and cylinders in our hallway wall lights range that will complement a great range of decors and styles and enhance any hallway.

Minimalistic Hallway Lighting

For a small hallway space, less is most definitely more, in both decors and lighting. Small hallway lighting is better when it’s minimalistic, sleek and stylish. Pair whitewashed walls, light woods and laminate flooring with simple lighting that will gently illuminate and make a small hallway feel much more spacious and open. Examples, such as our Searchlight Lighting Satin Silver and Frosted Glass light and the FEISS Brianna Polished Nickel Wall Fitting, match pure whites with one tone metals. This provides a clean minimal look that is not only contemporary but ageless too.You can even transform a classical hallway into a contemporary one with any of the Searchlight lighting picture lights. Whether your minimalistic look is utilising brass, chrome, silver or copper, there’s an elegant picture light that will brighten up the walls of your small hallway and help invite all your guests inside.

Hallway Lighting Tips

A few things to keep in mind when choosing the lighting for your hallway:

  • Strategically place your hallway lighting to maximise the space – implement rows of lighting, equally space out spotlights and ensure the light reaches every corner of the room you want it to. 
  • Assess the size of your hallway and implement lighting accordingly – if you have a small entrance, ensure your lighting choices don’t overpower and take away from the room’s decor. 
  • Highlight the right areas of your hallway, whether this is the entrance, a sideboard, the stairs, artwork or a mirror. Use your lighting to enhance wherever you want your guests’ eyes to go.
  • Have fun! Brightening up your home space should suit your preferences. By playing about with the available space and styles, you will create a hallway that shows your guest exactly whose home they’re entering.

Whatever your hallway space is like we should hopefully have equipped you with the tips and knowledge to illuminate and enhance it with the best lighting possible. Make the best out of your home’s entrance and light up any visitors path into your warm, welcoming home. Make sure to spend some time browsing our full collection of hall lights where you’re sure to find the perfect light fittings to match every style of decor.

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