Best Staircase Lighting Ideas for Your Home

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Creative Staircase Lighting Ideas
Benefits of Stair Lighting 

If you own a double-storey house, you may have one or more than one staircases in your living space. Sometimes, a staircase is located right next to your living room or the main entryway, making it quite prominent. In fact, it is one of the first things your guests would probably notice in your home.

A lot of people decorate staircases in a variety of ways. For example, they choose plants and other types of decoration pieces to do so. Another very effective way to make the stairway in your home a centre of attention is to come up with some sort of lighting arrangement. 

By choosing the right type of staircase lighting you may not only enhance the appearance of your living space but also make it feel more comfortable by making it bright and shiny. So, to help you with your home improvement project, in this blog, we are going to list down and discuss some of the best staircase lighting ideas to give a contemporary look to your home.

So, without further ado, let’s get the ball rolling!

The Most Amazing Staircase Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Here are some of the most trendy types of staircase lighting to add that wow factor to your living space.

  • Illuminate Every Step of Stairway
  • Install Lights on Side Wall Supporting Staircase
  • Use Hanging Lights or a Chandelier
  • Illuminate Railing on Stairway
  • Ceiling Light Over Stairway

Illuminate Every Step of Stairway

Illuminate Every Step of Stairway
Install LED light strips on each step of the stairway

If you are looking for a modern way to come up with lighting arrangements for stairs in your home, then consider installing LED light strips on each step of the stairway. You can create a very delightful lighting effect once you have successfully installed all the lights, as shown in the picture above. 

It is one of the most famous staircase lighting trends that look good on stairways of all shapes and designs. The lights in this arrangement are supposed to be attached between the gap on each step. Try to illuminate your stairs with lighter colours as it looks more elegant.  

Install Lights on Side Wall Supporting Staircase

Install Lights on Side Wall Supporting Staircase
Install fancy lights along your stairway to creatively illuminate your home

Installing fancy lights along your stairway on its supporting wall is another creative way to illuminate your home. Once these lights are turned on, they make the entire space sparkle. If you want to make this lighting effect look even more impactful and elegant, you should consider using only warm or white bulbs when installing small lights on the staircase walls. They can be a perfect way to light up your staircase with white/golden rays. Moreover, this kind of lighting arrangement goes well with different types of home decor and colour schemes.

Use Hanging Lights or a Chandelier

Use Hanging Lights or a Chandelier
Installing hanging lights or a chandelier in your home is one of the best types of staircase lighting

If you have a spiral staircase or a stairway that bends in three or more directions along its entire length, then you should consider installing hanging lights or a chandelier in your home. It is one of the best types of staircase lighting that’ll make your living space look more elegant, especially if you have vintage or rustic decor in your home. 

You can pick the lighting fixture up to your requirements and preferences. You can also take help from our guide on how to choose the right chandelier for your home. Also, to give a contemporary touch to your lighting arrangement, you can consider installing a modern glass chandelier. Or go for installing hanging pendant lights to highlight the element of minimalism in your lighting arrangement.

Illuminate Railing on Stairway

Illuminate Railing on Stairway
Install a strip of LED lights underneath the railing

Living in this modern world, there is always something new we discover about how we decorate our homes and maintain them. With the availability of LED lights, working on staircase lighting ideas has become easier than ever. Now imagine how cool it will look when you illuminate the entire railing of your staircase.

In the picture shown above, this stairway lighting trend has been well-executed. In this lighting arrangement for the stairway, you can go for installing a strip of LED lights underneath the railing. If it seems difficult or undoable for you, you can always install hanging strings of lights on railings to make them look illuminated. You can use fairy lights for the purpose, which are easily available in the market these days. These small changes could help you keep things in your home simple and sophisticated.

Ceiling Light Over Stairway

If you don’t want to go with any of the aforementioned types of staircase lighting and want to keep your well-lit but in a more simple way, then you should consider installing ceiling lights. It also works as a great alternative to hanging lights and chandeliers, especially if you have kids at home and you are concerned about their safety. 

Benefits of Stair Lighting

Here are some of the key benefits of having ample stair lighting arrangement in your home.

  • The first and most important benefit is that it makes the stairs in your home safe. Since stairways have uneven surfaces due to elevated steps, which could cast shadows and create dark spots. This could make parts of your staircase almost invisible in low light conditions, which could pose serious safety risks, especially for elderly people and children. A well-lit environment eliminates the hazards of tripping and falling by increasing visibility.
  • If any of the aforementioned staircase lighting ideas is well-executed, it will illuminate your entire surrounding area in a very effective way, making the stairway a centre of attention in your home.

Now that we have discussed some of the most popular staircase lighting trends in today’s world, it’s time for us to wrap up. We hope the information we have provided above will help you with your home improvement project. 

If you have anything to share with us regarding stairway lighting based on your personal experience, feel free to write to us at blog@zameen.com. Your feedback helps us improve our pieces.

On a side note, you may also like reading about the best types of lighting for each room in your home and some of the most creative outdoor lighting ideas.

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