Entrance Halls & Staircases Lighting ENTRANCE HALLS & STAIRCASES This is your home’s opportunity to make a strong first impression so make it interesting and welcoming. Consider the architectural elements and play to their strengths. For example, in long narrow halls the use of wall lights and uplights can create the illusion of space and add symmetry. Entrances make good places to display art, so consider what the most practical way to light this would be, whether that’s with picture lights or recessed downlighters. A lamp on a console table by the door always adds some warmth as you enter. There are many elements to consider when lighting staircases including the structural design, the shape and the materials used. It’s the spine of the house, a link between all its individual rooms, so it’s important to plan the control of the space practically whilst using a carefully considered scheme.