Innovative Hallway Lighting Ideas

Leora Kahn
Written by Leora Kahn
Updated December 30, 2016
hallway lighting ideas
This eight-light pendant features a deep bronze finish over the pipe-style frame. (Photo courtesy of

Add drama to your hallways with the right lighting.

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Hallways are often an overlooked area of the home. Typically people think of them as just a means to get from one room to the next. Lighting up your hallways is a great opportunity to add some value and mood inspiration to an otherwise simple space. Becoming creative with your hallway lighting allows for a touch of personality, a unique style, and maybe even the latest trend.

Here are a few different design types to inspire new hallway lighting ideas.

1. Sconce lighting

Moss’ employees had an overwhelming response to the question, “What is your favorite hallway lighting?” Sconces! This type of hall lighting idea comes in a variety of options. Here's an example of one our favorite, very unique, sconce light:

sconce light in hallway
Wall sconces come in a variety of styles to match your home. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)

2. Industrial and minimalist lighting

More and more industrial décor seems to be trending in. Combine that with a clean and simple look and you’re set! Something as simple as taking a piece of wood and adding lights to it creates a dramatic piece. Here's one of our favorite industrial hallway lighting ideas:

Industrial pendant light fixture
This industrial design fixture makes a bold statement in a variety of rooms. (Photo courtesy of

3. Natural lighting

Another great hallway lighting idea is to incorporate natural lighting into your walk ways. Skylights are a great option, allowing for sunlight during the day and the moon’s rays at night.

Skylight with track lighting
Skylights are a great way to incorporate natural light into your home. (Photo by Summer Galyan)

Another option for natural lighting is solar tubes. Your hallway can be as bright as the sun!

Skylight in hallway
Light up your hallway with solar tube skylights. (Photo courtesy of VELUX America Inc.)

4. Foot lighting

Leading up to the hallway is just as important as the hallway, right? Adding lights by the stairs is a great way to add drama to the space. 

Foot lighting on stairs
You won't trip on the stairs with helpful foot lighting. (Photo courtesy of

5. Unique hallway lighting ideas

If none of those seem to spark your interest, there are a variety of unique and awesome hall lighting ideas that tie into the minimalist look.

Unique lighting fixture
This unique lighting fixture provides graceful, visual impact without taking up too much space. (Photo courtesy of
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