First impressions always count, so give some thought to what your hallway says about you when greeting your guests at the front door.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a period property with high ceilings, then a chandelier might be the ideal choice to create a ‘wow’ factor. Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes, from bespoke designs like the pieces by London based glassblower, Aline Johnson, (alinejohnson.co.uk) to simpler graphic shapes by FLOS and Foscarini. There are options for every hallway style and aesthetic. You can even play about with different heights to create a more layered lighting effect.
Image: Foscarini, Aplomb
A lot of hallways are narrow corridors, with very little natural daylight, so if space and light is an issue for you why not opt for flush ceiling spotlights that can be angled to suit your individual interior. Alternatively, wall lights are very effective for illuminating artwork, and recessed spotlights within the staircase are perfect for creating a soft, warm ambience.
If your style is more traditional or vintage there are a huge range of ideas available on the high street and for the more adventurous, specialist reclamation yards. In these alluring treasure troves you can often find original lights that have been faithfully rewired, retaining a stripped back look while meeting today’s stringent health safety regulations.
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Image: Neville Johnson Staircase