Have you even thought about the lighting on your stairway? Or did it just come with the house and has not been updated ever since?
Maybe now it is time to take some time and think about the various types of lighting available for the stairways – from LED fittings right down to chandeliers.
Placing inbouw LED spotjes in the recesses of your stairs – either at ground level on the stairwell or along the wall, creates a dramatic effect and helps guide the eye along the steps as you go up and down.
Whether you want to put them on each step or just stages on the way down, along the walls, is up to you. Doing both is also an option.
Although you don’t want to light the place up like an airport runway, it is virtually impossible to have too much lighting. Especially on a place like the stairs.
Remember, you could fit a dozen inbouwspots LED, but it does not mean that you need to have them all turned on at the same time!
UPLIGHTS AND DOWNLIGHTS
Inbouwspotjes LED come in both up-lights and down-lights and these can be used effectively on the stairwell and the surrounding areas.
Don’t forget to light up the ceiling, so the whole of the space is visible on the stairwell. This can create an interesting layered look, with light on varying different levels and is something that inbouw spots can achieve very well.
The stairs may not seem an obvious choice for accent lighting. But a pretty statement lamp or led inbouw lampen dimbaar can light up features such as paintings, shelves and other art works which you might have on display.
Your hallway and staircase are often overlooked areas for bold lighting statements or any other notable feature for that matter. But why should they be bland and boring?
For pure fun, why not consider LED lighting strips, to run along the stairwell.
These not only illuminate, but they also accentuate the stairs and make a dramatic spectacle – especially at night.
Other ideas include running them along the banisters and stairwells. Multi colored LEDs can bring a touch of glamour to even the dullest staircase.
Sometimes, the stairs can be a slightly dingy place, especially during the daytime. This is why it is important to allow as much daylight in as possible.
Dispense with any heavy drapes, which may be blocking the sun’s rays and swap them for light colored curtains and window dressings.
A café curtain might work as a way of allowing light in, but also ensures some privacy for your stairwell.
Another popular choice for the stairs and entrance hall are voile curtains or other light window treatments.
Similarly, blinds are a good way of letting the daylight in, without allowing prying eyes to follow!
Finally, what about simply removing the window dressings completely and allowing the daylight to flood in?
LIGHTING OUTSIDE THE STAIRS
Don’t forget to light the areas around and to either side, of the staircase.
This could mean areas such as the cupboard under the stairs and the landing.
It also means the entrance to the stairs and all those other little nooks and crannies that lay unloved and in darkened spots.
You may not have considered a dimmer switch for your inbouwpots – LED Inbouwspots LEDs but these give you the ultimate control over the whole ambience and lighting over your stairs.
Choose which lights you wish to turn up and which areas of the staircase you would like to subdue.
This could save you money in electricity, as well as creating a stunning visual effect to wow visitors with.