The entrance hall is the first thing visitors see when they step inside your home, so you want it to give off a good impression, right? However, hallways can pose a challenge when it comes to creating that all important welcoming feel.
They’re typically long, narrow, and on the darker side due to a lack of natural light. But the good news is, the right lighting design can make any space feel lighter, bigger, and most importantly, more inviting.
So, in this article, we take a look at five lighting design tips to make sure your home gets the first impression it deserves.
1. Create a focal point with pendent lighting
Pendent lights are a popular choice when it comes to lighting entrance halls, especially those with respectable height space. A pendent offers practical lighting for almost all hallways, providing a stylish focal point that maximises floor space.
Pendants are available in a range of shapes, styles, sizes, and finishes, giving you the ability to diffuse and dispense light in a way that fits the design of your home.
When selecting you pendant lighting, be sure to consider the size and proportions of your entrance hall. As a general guideline, hallways require overhead lighting at every 8 feet along the length of the hallway. For smaller hallways, a more subtle, less extravagant overhead lighting solution can be favourable, particularly when trying to maximise space.
2. Use mirrors to reflect your entrance hall lighting
Lighting design goes far beyond electrical components and fittings. You need to take a step back, see the bigger picture, and analyse how natural light can be maximised within a space.
This can highlight the need for a series of mirrors along your hallway to reflect the light and increase the sense of space, or even a large mirror at the end of your hallway to make it seem twice as long. All in all, mirrors can be used in a number of ways to help with the lighting in your home.