The hallway in your home is not often treated as a room per se, but it’s still an important part of the house. The coat closet and other storage closets are found in the hallway, and family members use it every day to enter the house or pass from one room to another. If it’s a wide hallway, you might have a bookcase against one wall, or a large painting hanging in the space. Regardless of how your hallway is configured and decorated, proper lighting is very important. In this blog, we’ll cover some helpful lighting tips for your hallway.

Hallway Length and Width

5223 chThe first factor to consider is the length of your hallway. If it only extends a few feet from the entryway to the living room, it’s often reasonable to only have one ceiling light fixture. A flush mount or semi-flush fixture will suffice, but if the hallway is several feet long, it will be necessary to have multiple ceiling lights. One light every eight to 10 feet is appropriate for safety and aesthetic purposes.

p470-077Next, consider the width of your hallway. If it’s rather narrow, it’s best not to add wall sconces or other wall lights on either side. If you do, there is a risk of family members or guests bumping into them as they pass. If the hallway is wider, you should be able to safely add sconces or picture display lights for any artwork on display.

If your hallway seems too dark, or you want to rethink the fixtures currently installed, come to Accent Lighting in Wichita today. Our team will help you find the perfect hallway lighting!

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