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Don’t Overlook Your Hallway! A Guide for Perfect Lighting

When it comes to designing the perfect hallway, lighting plays a crucial role in setting the ambiance and creating a welcoming atmosphere. The right choice of hallway lighting can enhance the overall style and personality of your home. Often overlooked, the hallway is one of the more important spaces in your home as it sets the standard for the rest of your space, and acts as the first impression for guests. At About Space we understand that each project has its own unique demands and we’re here to help you make informed decisions about the perfect hallway lighting.   

Make a statement with the most popular styles and trends:

If you're lucky enough to have high ceilings in your hallway, take advantage of this beautiful architectural feature by incorporating a wow factor lighting piece. An entrance pendant can serve as a striking centrepiece, capturing the attention of viewers and setting the tone for the rest of the space. Additionally, to compliment your pendant, consider scattering a few smaller lighting fixtures across the hallway to ensure the entire area is well-lit and visually balanced. With a range of styles and colours, explore our collection of pendants to find the piece that fills the void in your hallway.   

For period and heritage homes, lighting choices that evoke a sense of tradition and elegance are often preferred to enhance the original style. Vintage-inspired fixtures, such as our Tryl and Toledo designs, can complement the classic aesthetics of these homes. With brass details and exposed globes, you can bring out the best of your home’s antique charm. 

In contemporary homes, the possibilities for hallway lighting are endless. Contemporary fixtures can add a touch of sophistication and style, while allowing for the freedom to experiment with various designs. Pops of colour are your best friend in contemporary spaces, adding personality and dimension effortlessly. Our Pluto and Mars pendants offer a versatile choice that can seamlessly integrate into any contemporary interior. In contemporary settings, you have the freedom to choose almost any lighting fixture that suits your personal taste and complements the overall design of your home.   

Creative techniques for dimensional lighting in your space:

Hallways can serve as excellent galleries to display artworks and paintings. To effectively highlight these pieces, consider incorporating track lighting and spotlights. These fixtures can be positioned to direct light onto the artwork, creating a focal point that captivates attention. Ceiling downlights and spots can also be used strategically to illuminate the pathway while simultaneously showcasing the artwork. 

A hallway's architectural features, such as arches or decorative mouldings, deserve to be highlighted. Up lighting on the walls can be a practical and visually pleasing solution. Fixtures like the North and Mesa can be placed to reflect light off the ceiling and onto the surfaces below, creating an even distribution of light throughout the space. This technique helps to minimise shadows while drawing attention to the stunning architectural details of your home.  

To add variety and visual interest to your hallway lighting, consider using two different types of light fittings. Pairing fixtures with distinct styles or designs can create unique combinations that showcase your personal taste. For instance, linear wall lights like the Novi can be used to highlight artworks, while budget friendly downlights ensure a practical and well-lit space. 


While hallways may be seen as insignificant spaces in a home, they should not be overlooked when it comes to lighting design. The right choice of hallway lighting can transform a mundane passageway into a stylish and inviting area that complements the overall aesthetic of your home. Whether you have an antique or contemporary style interior, there are lighting options available to suit your décor and personality.

Embrace the potential of your hallway and explore our exclusive range of hallway lights to create a luminous masterpiece. 

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