Brighten up a small hallway with the best light fixtures for the space. Determine what type of lighting you need and whether or not you want the fixtures to add a design element to your decor. Dimmers are uncommon for hallway lighting fixtures, but they can be useful if you live in a small apartment where the hallway lighting spills into other living spaces. Choose high-gloss paint and add mirrors for additional reflective qualities.
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Track Lights for Art
Maximise the impact of your small hallway by featuring art and illuminating it with track lighting. Track lighting that is painted the same colour as the ceiling seems to recede rather than protrude into the space. Track lighting is adjustable, which is an asset when you change your hallway art frequently.
Make a miniature chandelier the jewel in the crown of a small hallway painted a stunning solid contrasting colour. Choose a shallow decorative fixture in a space with a low ceiling; choose a dramatic piece with dangling elements in a narrow space with a high ceiling. A decorative fixture can look chic when paired with heavily patterned wallpaper.
Hallways with especially low ceilings but at least average width can feature wall sconces. Look for antique lamps to add character; use modern handblown coloured glass shades for artistic impact. Find inexpensive mass-produced versions with clean lines for a modern feel. Choose fixtures you turn on and off right on the base, rather than with a wall switch, for additional charm.
Install recessed lighting in the ceiling to illuminate the hallway without taking up additional space. Use a small round skylight in lieu of a lamp for ecologically friendly light that lasts all day. Try a stained glass panel for a moody hallway. Use modern fluorescent bulbs designed to mimic daylight behind diffusing panels set into a painted ceiling for a surprisingly bold design in a small space.
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