Indoor Lighting Ideas For Stairwells
Published June 5th, 2012 in Indoor Lighting
When it comes to seeing your way clearly up the stairs of your home, effective indoor lighting has never been more important. Without adequate illumination, it is likely that people will trip up or down the steps, which could result in serious injuries. As staircases are often features of the home as well, providing a good amount of lighting will allow you to show them off when guests come to call. Use these tips for choosing the most appropriate fixtures for your stairwell:
- LED Fixtures
This popular form of internal lighting rest directly underneath each stair, in the centre, where it gives off a bright (yet gentle) glow. These fixtures will last up to 12 years, saving you the hassle of having to change globes every few months, and will actually save you money in electricity.
- Recessed Lighting
Another popular form of indoor lighting, recessed fixtures are mounted into the wall alongside each stair. The glow that these fixtures give off extends from one end of the stair to the other, giving the entire staircase a soft radiance.
- Festive Fixtures
When it comes to celebratory times of the year, such as a party, wedding or Christmas, many homeowners like to decorate their staircases with internal lighting. String fixtures are fantastic in this respect, as you can wrap them around the banister in an attractive pattern.
Any of the above indoor lighting options will be effective in providing your staircase with enough illumination to safely navigate each step and to show off the beautiful materials you have used in its construction. For even more safety, you could even look into having sensor fixtures installed that will automatically switch on when they sense movement.