Chandeliers in the corridor are able to give comfort to a small room. These lighting fixtures are distinguished by their small size and versatility, which allows them to be successfully placed in a small corridor and in a large veranda.
Which ones are suitable?
In most cases, they try to choose more modest models of chandeliers in the hallway of an ordinary apartment. The main function of the device is to provide a comfortable use of the corridor. For this reason, small and functional models should be chosen in the hall.
Ceiling lamps, which are built into the suspended ceiling, are in good demand, forming an original composition. LEDs attract little or no attention and create sophisticated illumination. It seems that the structure glows independently.
Hanging chandeliers in the classic corridor will help give the hallway luxury. They are able to become the central element of the ceiling composition, on which there are stretch ceilings with lighting behind the cornice. When choosing such chandeliers, make sure that the ceiling height does not exceed 2.5-3 meters. If the corridor has a lower ceiling, nice lighting with a long suspension will only interfere with free movement.
Choose bright lighting in the hallway, because dim light creates a gloomy atmosphere and makes it difficult to navigate freely.
When choosing a chandelier for the corridor, consider the size of the area that it should illuminate. This indicator has a direct impact on the number of shades and their placement. Consider the issue of wattage, which is the sum of the wattage of all lamps used in a given luminaire. A small room will have enough power of 80-100 W, and a larger corridor will need 120 W.
Despite the variety of lighting equipment, chandeliers are divided into two types:
The ceiling chandelier is divided into two groups. There is a suspended model and a surface model. For a corridor, it is better to choose a small lamp in which there is one shade.
Suspended luminaires are installed away from the ceiling. This type of lighting fixture has the following advantages:
- easy installation;
- you can adjust the height of the placement;
- easy maintenance.
All these advantages will be inappropriate if your apartment has low ceilings. If it is only slightly more than two meters, the best option would be to purchase a surface ceiling chandelier. Installation in this case will be accompanied by additional difficulties, because you will need to fix the mounting plate to the ceiling. However, the chandelier will not be close to the surface and will not take up a large area.
Wall-mounted lighting equipment is made from materials that go well with the interior of the corridor. As a rule, manufacturers offer chandelier models made from the following raw materials:
- Crystal, which gives the room brightness and attractive play of light;
- Glass, in which the correct protrusions and depressions are present. This solution is responsible for maintaining the clarity and iridescence of lighting;
- Anti-glare plastic … This material guarantees a velvety and cozy lighting of the space;
- Textiles … Fabric chandeliers give the room a pleasant and gentle light.
Wall chandeliers are considered the best alternative for corridors with low ceilings. The lamp, which is installed on the wall, will not hang from the ceiling, interfering with households. Well-chosen wall lamps will help to visually enlarge the area of the room.
Sizes and shapes
When choosing a chandelier in the corridor, you should remember the main rule: the smaller the area of your corridor, the more modest models of chandeliers should be purchased. This does not mean that you need to install a huge lamp in spacious corridors. Several well-chosen lighting fixtures paired with wall chandeliers for more significant areas will be the most optimal solution.
Tips for choosing chandeliers:
- If the hallway has a square shape, pay attention to round or square models. The installation should be carried out in the center of the room;
- The design of rectangular rooms assumes the presence of lamps with an elongated shape;
- If the corridor is narrow, choose a plafond whose width does not exceed 1/3 of the width of the room itself;
- A long hallway can be decorated with several lamps, on which there are square or round shades;
- Swivel shades on a rod or on a flexible type holder will give you unlimited possibilities in the matter of transforming any room, including a corridor with a large area.
These recommendations will help you in choosing a chandelier with the most suitable size and shape, which will hide all the imperfections of the room. Standard ceiling lights can be combined with wall-mounted versions. This combination will give the interior harmony, hide minor flaws in the furnishings and help to give the desired effect.
The choice of color plays an important role in the interior of the corridor. When choosing a chandelier, make sure that its shade looks harmonious with the rest of the decor. With the help of a well-chosen color scheme, you can emphasize certain areas of the room. When choosing lighting fixtures, you need to follow the rule, which is as follows: the color, which is an auxiliary shade of the main one, must match the color of the chandelier.
If you like chandeliers of bright colors, be prepared for the fact that such a lamp will become a central link in the interior of the hallway. When choosing translucent and transparent models, keep in mind that they will only shade the leading color gamut. In order to avoid mistakes when choosing the color of the chandelier, consider in advance the question of combination with the chosen interior.
Most owners of small hallways want to make this room visually larger, more comfortable and more functional. A competent choice of lighting will help in these matters. To visually increase the area of the room, choose light colors for finishing materials.
Such surfaces serve as an excellent light reflector, so designers recommend purchasing them in a small hallway. To "expand" the distance between the walls, light is directed at them. Try to direct your lighting to the top half of the walls and where they intersect with the ceiling.
The modern layout favors the installation of multiple chandeliers. Don't listen to the advice that only a small number of fixtures can be installed in small rooms. At the moment, designers propose to rationally approach the issue of lighting and create the necessary effects for the interior.
The quality of lighting is influenced not by the number of lighting fixtures, but by their location. Many professionals use reflective light mirrors as a common technique to increase space. Not every person will feel comfortable in such a "looking glass", but this effect deserves special attention.
Many apartments have a narrow corridor, which is a walk-through room. Every owner of such a home wants the room to be more beautiful and functional. In addition to the competent choice of furniture, the issue of lighting deserves special attention.
Designers recommend the following tricks:
- You can visually increase the width of the corridor by reducing the length. Reducing this parameter is possible by dividing the room into an entrance, passage transition zone;
- Others prefer to emphasize the shape of the room and turn it into a tunnel. This effect can be obtained by installing several identical luminaires on the same wall.
If you are interested in the option with dividing the room into several zones, this effect can be obtained with the help of a competent arrangement of lighting devices:
- To highlight the entrance area, you will need to highlight the hanger, a small shelf at the entrance, and whatnots for shoes;
- The passageway should be decorated with chandeliers that emit soft light. The lighting should be directed to the walls and ceiling. This option will be ideal if there are low ceilings in your corridor;
- Transition zones should be smoothed as much as possible. If there is a sharp change in lighting, this will cause a feeling of discomfort and loss in space. You can resort to installing interior doors with transparent glass inserts.
Beautiful examples in the interior
The decorative design of the corridor with the help of chandeliers can be of different nature. Someone prefers bright and defiant lighting, other apartment owners choose modest decor. Lighting devices should be chosen based on the interior in which the corridor itself is made. Each design has its own solution that will help transform the room and make it more harmonious.
If your living room is decorated in an Art Nouveau style, look at the intricate chandelier models. This interior offers complete freedom in the use of expressive elements. Designers recommend purchasing chandeliers of an unusual shape and placing them asymmetrically.
Chandeliers of classic models are often installed in the corridors. Despite the fact that such a design implies standard and correctness, there is a wide variety of models in it. Lighting devices in the form of antique lanterns and candelabra look good. Many designers offer their clients plafonds imitating candles, torches, flowers.
Natural materials are suitable for a classic interior. With their help, the surface of the corridor, furniture set, and other decorative elements are finished. After carefully considering the overall interior, you can start choosing a chandelier. For example, a lamp with a mosaic shade looks harmoniously with a marble floor.
Hi-tech is the most fashionable solution for lovers of modern design. Such an interior is characterized by open space, functional furnishings. Chandeliers with curls and floral motifs are not allowed.
With a carefully thought-out play of lighting, clear geometric shapes and modern inexpensive materials, you can create a unique interior in the corridor.
Eco-style is gaining popularity in recent days. Such an interior requires lighting that will permeate the entire room. Attention should be paid to flowers, palms, phytowalls. A wide window opening and a well-chosen chandelier on the ceiling are the key points of eco-style. In such a design, preference should be given to luminaire models that combine functionality and attractive shapes.
Vintage and retro
For vintage and retro elements of antiquity are characteristic, as well as the presence of gramophones, dull mirrors, forged lamps. The chandelier should be in harmony with the overall decor of the corridor. At the moment, many manufacturers offer "aged" models of ceiling chandeliers that will fit into the retro interior.
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