Doing some decorating around your home is always exciting. You can get so much enjoyment and satisfaction from choosing new styles and colour schemes, as well as finding furniture and lighting that matches your inspiration. Lighting is a huge factor to think about during the design process, and not only for the main rooms. You have to think about illuminating your home’s forgotten spaces.
Each room has a purpose, meaning that it has individual requirements. This is also true for those forgotten spaces that connect each room: halls, stairways and landings. In this blog we’re giving you our ultimate guide, packed with top tips to follow to help you make the right lighting choices for those forgotten spaces in your home.
Lighting your hallway…
You hallway is normally the entrance to your home. It’s the first room any visitor sees when they come to your house. So, it needs to make a great impression. Hallways don’t tend to have an abundance of natural lighting. This is why the lighting you choose for forgotten spaces becomes even more important.
When you plan the lighting for your hallway, you need to think about the dimensions of the space. In general, hallways are long and narrow. If you have a bit more room, you should definitely consider floor and table lamps.
Our hugely popular range of Montana mother and child standard lamps from Där Lighting Group are perfect for the hallway. You can choose from these mother daughter lamps in satin chrome, black chrome, antique brass, satin brass and polished chrome, all available at an affordable price from Solihull Lighting.
If your hallway is a little wider and has the space for a table, the perfect lighting accent would be the table lamp. Check out the Bark Table Lamp from Searchlight, perfect for those who want to add a more rustic and warm touch to their forgotten spaces. For the more modern home, the Searchlight Clayton Table Lamp will be the perfect addition. Table lamps are perfect for creating a cosy, warm and welcoming atmosphere.
For the more standard, smaller hallways, recessed downlights are a great option. The height of the ceiling will influence what type of lighting you can choose. For lower ceilings opt for flush ceiling fittings, such as the Astro Osaka LED Ceiling Light, to avoid any obstructions. If you have a very high ceiling, then a chandelier like the Där Danielle 6 Light Pendant will certainly make a bold statement.
Lighting your stairs…
Stairs are another forgotten space in your home that doesn’t tend to receive natural light. Wall lights are a brilliant way to make a stylish statement whilst still providing great lighting for walking up and down the stairs. The Amalfi Wall Light collection from Där Lighting Group is available from Solihull Lighting at great prices for your stairway.
Adding that wow-factor to your home is definitely becoming a popular trend in lighting. Forgotten spaces in your home are the perfect areas to add in that touch of drama. Consider adding a chandelier or cascading pendant like the Där Escala Crystal Pendant to really catch people’s eye.
When having a statement piece isn’t the right thing for you and you want a subtler solution for your forgotten spaces, recessed lighting set into the walls next to the stairs or in the steps themselves will add a modern finish to any staircase. Solihull Lighting has a great range of modern light fixtures which can all be found in our online store.
Lighting your landing…
Your landing probably won’t be seen by as many people as the hallway and stairs are, but that doesn’t mean you should pay it less attention. Once again, you need to be careful of the dimensions of your hallway before deciding on the best lighting choices.
Recessed lighting is a brilliant choice for the landing. Dimmable lighting may also be a great option if you have young children. This will allow you to softly light the landing and avoid waking sleeping children by accidentally turning on bright and harsh lights. When your landing has enough space for a table, try the Franklite Table Lamp with the touch dimmable base as a subtle and unique landing light choice.
Mixing the décor of your bedrooms with the design of the landing can create a seamless look that flows from one room to another. Opt for the same lighting in your bedrooms and landing to create a unified style throughout your entire upstairs. Solihull Lighting has an extensive range of bedroom lighting from top brans such as Astro, Där and Diyas.
All of these areas of our home are important but are normally the forgotten spaces. Take the time to correctly plan the lighting of these forgotten spaces and you will significantly improve the look and feel of your property. If you need any help choosing the right lighting for your forgotten spaces, visit Solihull Lighting in store today or contact us using our online form.