Corridors and hallways are areas we usually pass through going from one area to another. Lighting in these spaces should meet the needs of busy households as well as being attractive and welcoming. Using lights creatively in these spaces can break up narrow corridors and create greater interest. Come and take a look at Bespoke Lights collection of corridor lighting for traditional period homes, country houses and hotels. You will find ceiling lights, wall lights and table lamps in a great selection of colours and styles to grace traditional hallways, corridors and staircases plus lights suitable for using in pubs, bars and restaurants too!
If your corridor or hallway has a high ceiling you could opt for a hanging ceiling light or if space permits a large chandelier would be an impressive addition. For longer narrow corridors it would be better to opt for 2 or 3 smaller ceiling lights and possibly some wall lights to avoid leaving dark unlit areas. Semi-flush or flush ceiling lights are a better choice for corridors with average to low height ceilings as this will avoid making the area feel cluttered. Adding an interesting light or a mirror at the end of a long corridor will draw the eye making the space feel bigger. If your corridor is wide enough, a small console table and a well chosen table lamp will add an extra dimension and additional warmth.
By carefully selecting a combination of ceiling lights, wall lights and table lamps you will be able to create different lighting effects depending on the time of day. Using dimmer switches will give extra control over the light levels in your corridors and hallways. Be a bit careful about using downlights or recessed spotlights in the centre of the ceiling, particularly in long corridors,as they can create a a clinical tunnel like effect - we've all seen those endless corridors in some hotels! Recessed downlights can, however, be used effectively to direct light onto pictures or art work on the walls to add extra interest.
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