Because we use a hall as a pathway from room to room, we tend to overlook its decor, including the many lighting options that we can select for the area. Since a hallway lacks room for most designer items, light fixtures can add style and something unique to that space.
Depending on your hallway’s length, you can include one or more flush mounts on the ceiling. Instead of a bowl style, often used in hallways, try a cage style instead. You don’t want fixtures that hang too low, but short, cage-style mounts are available and will look distinctive.
In a traditional home, try a light fixture that resembles a lantern with glass panels and candle sleeves. You can choose a base in bronze, pewter, brass, or nickel to match your home’s decor. For a transitional look, try a polished nickel or bronze fixture shaped like a cage with clear glass for optimal light. In a contemporary home, an LED option in a square style with brass, nickel, or bronze as a base will look gorgeous. Off the square base, select geometric light panels in etched glass surrounded by the same metal as the base. Underneath, the straight metal lines create a clean and modern appearance. If you prefer an industrial look, try a fixture constructed of metal bands with rivets that form a square cage and comes with a tube-shaped, carbon filament bulb.
If you’re interested in something more distinctive than flush mounts, you can also add pocket sconces to your hallway. Sconces with a cage front in bronze, resembling a medieval torch, with excavation glass overlapped by a Gothic arch to diffuse the light will look stunning with traditional or Old World decor. Open-framed, geometrically designed sconces in bronze with a brass socket cup are a great transitional design for a hallway. For a more contemporary look, consider rectangular crystal sconces mounted to stainless steel. These two materials used together will provide a sleek and glittery look to any hall. For an industrial decor, try sconces with iron rust mesh shades and wood uprights in an oval shape. These sconces are eye-catching and are truly a unique look.
For more information about lighting for every area of your home, please contact us today. We have fixtures in all types and styles, and we can match any decor.