A Guide to Staircase Lighting
Once upon a time, a staircase was the focal point of a home, designed to inspire amazement. Nowadays, it can be easy to forget the decorative benefits of a staircase; instead we tend to focus on the functionality of it. However, a well-lit staircase can really transform your home and help create a smooth, stylish transition from one storey to another. So, perhaps you’re designing a brand new staircase from scratch, or you’re looking for ways to light up your current one; either way, we have some tips to help get you started.
First of all, you need to think about whether or not you want your lighting to be aesthetically pleasing or more practical. If you have decoration in mind, be sure not to overdo it as you don’t want the space to look cluttered. Of course, it’s important to ensure a staircase is sufficiently lit in order to avoid any accidents, but subtlety is often far more sophisticated.
When installing staircase lighting, people often forget to take glare into consideration, as it can be dangerous. Depending on the design and construction of your staircase, recessed wall lights might be a suitable option to take care of this problem. These are unobtrusive and will integrate seamlessly into the overall décor, perfect for a modern interior.
If space isn’t a problem, you could consider a large creative fixture, such as a chandelier. Although more traditional, this type of lighting will create an elegant and artistic vibe. Coloured lighting can be used in more contemporary homes to infuse your personality into the space.
We would be more than happy to help you make a suitable choice for your new staircase lighting design, should you wish to contact us. Lighting is far more than just a safety measure, and with a little extra thought and planning, you are sure to end up with a stunning staircase.