Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest post- The perfect lighting for entrances, hallways and stairs!

This post is provided by Temenouzhka Zaharieva. 

Have you thought about how important it is to have the best possible lighting at these areas of your home? Here are several reasons:

1. We often have to enter our home at night and good lighting is an obvious necessity for safety reasons.

2. We need good lighting especially if there is no natural light streaming in.

3. It is the first thing that visitors see. If you have beautiful lighting, you will create a great first impression and make your guests feel welcome.

But in addition to these obvious reasons, you have to think how best to plan the lighting for your entrances, hallways and stairs. It is also important to keep in mind that proper choice of lighting can save money on your bills as well. 

First, lights that come on automatically when someone else approaches can save energy and at the same time improve your home security. It will also make you feel safer as you unlock the front door. 

Second, halogen lighting for spotlights and hallway lights is cheap to run. And it is environmentally friendly and durable, too.

Another alternative are LEDs - green, energy efficient, emit more light per watt than incandescent light bulbs, and their efficiency is unaffected by shape and size. They are ultimately long-lasting, can decrease your energy consumption and can be very flexible.

From point of view of type of lighting, it is possible to have wall sconces, spotlights, a centerpiece ceiling lamp or a combination of all of these. Modern ceiling lights are a wonderful way to illuminate hallways without taking up too much space and at the same time add grandeur. For a long passageway a series of modern ceiling lights should be used.

Or you can add wall sconces – their low level lighting is alluring without being distracting. Spotlights can be placed strategically to illuminate shadowy places.

Display lighting is both stylish and practical when you need to spotlight a special piece of artwork, brighten a built-in cabinet, or accent a particular area and it adds to the whole lighting scheme of the space.

Another important thing to consider is how lighting is reflected by the surfaces in your hallway - hardwood or glossy flooring will require softer, warmer lighting that will not produce harsh reflections.

And finally – remember that the style and design of your lighting can determine the overall impact of your home. Sometimes a single great designer lighting can become the centerpiece in a space. If you have a lighting like this in your entrance hall, then you have succeeded in creating a great first impression we are all looking for.

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