The best hallway lights

First impressions count, so welcome your guests into your home with our pick of the best hallway lights

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Do you want your hallway to be a warm and welcoming space? If you're in the process of designing a hallway from scratch or want to make a few simple yet effective changes, it's important to think about hallway lighting ideas. 

An easy and (often) affordable home renovation, lighting can make a significant impact on a hallway; both from a functional perspective and in terms of creating a welcoming atmosphere for those entering your home. With this in mind, we've gathered together a selection of the best lights for hallways, with a style to suit all.

Want more help? Find plenty of tips on lighting a hallway in our handy guide. You'll also find fresh inspiration with our hallway ideas.

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Creating a sense of flow right from the moment you step through the door is important, so when you’re looking at our selection of the best hallway lights, consider the style and layout of your home. 

Large hallways and entrances can benefit from a statement feature such as the Globe Chandelier from Made, while those with smaller hallways may want to consider smaller or simpler light fittings that still makes an impact as a design feature. We love the Havey Black And Copper Metal Easy-To-Fit Ceiling Shade from Habitat

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1. Globe Chandelier Copper and Frosted Glass

This beautifully modern chandelier will certainly draw the right kind of attention

Reasons to buy

  Features 11 frosted glass orbs 

With its stunning cascade design and 11 frosted glass orbs held together by a beautiful copper frame, this unique hallway light would make a striking addition to any contemporary home.  

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Endon Lighting 24 Light Crystal Chandelier

2. Endon Lighting 24 Light Crystal Chandelier

A stunning centerpiece that blends the traditional with the modern

Reasons to buy

 Perfect for staircases 

Chandeliers make the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful staircase and none more so than this masterpiece from Endon Lighting. Bridging the gap between modern and traditional, this chandelier would make a welcome addition to a variety of homes. It features 24 lights which, collectively, emit an unimposing light.

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Harvey Black And Copper Metal Easy-To-Fit Ceiling Shade

3. Harvey Black And Copper Metal Easy-To-Fit Ceiling Shade

A chic, modern lampshade perfect for contemporary hallways

Reasons to buy

 Easy to fit yourself 

Elegant, modern and streamlined, this lampshade is perfect for anyone looking to harmonise a modern hallway. Blending black and copper metal, it works effectively as a focal point in grey scale and minimalist spaces. Easy to install, this metal ceiling shade doesn't require the assistance of an electrician.

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Ilaria Pendant Shade

4. Ilaria Pendant Shade

Sweet, stylish and pretty, this hallway light can be bought on its own or part of a set

Reasons to buy

 A beautiful feature, even when the lights are off 

Smooth on the outside and dimpled on the inside, this mouth-blown lampshade is an authentic piece suitable for contemporary interiors. Its striking pink finish casts an atmospheric light throughout a space, while adding a splash of colour.

If you’re looking to make your hallway lighting even more of a feature, this shade is part of a stylish trio, with a contrasting geometric grey shape and a teardrop shaped light also available to purchase. 

Curved LED Wall Lamp Iven

5. Curved LED Wall Lamp Iven

A striking alternative to a pendant light

Reasons to buy

 Curved design perfect against modern furnishings 

With its metallic nickel finish, this curved LED wall lamp is both modern and elegant. Thanks to its indirect lighting, it emits a soft glow which should add an element of warmth to your hallway. The expected life of an LED bulb is somewhere between  20,000 to 25,000 hours, meaning replacing it is something you won't need to worry about often.

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John Lewis Oberon Holographic Pendant Ceiling Light

6. John Lewis Oberon Holographic Pendant Ceiling Light

A spectacular, eye catching feature in its own right

Reasons to buy

 Turning on the light creates a holographic 3D pattern 

If you want to use lighting to make a feature but your hallway isn't large enough to justify a chandelier, this clever holographic ceiling light will certainly draw attention. By day it’s cool, white and chic but by night its beautiful holographic 3D starburst effect will bring your hallway to life. With plenty of five star reviews from happy customers, we don’t think this hallway light will disappoint.

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Anna is a professional writer with many years of experience. She has a passion for contemporary home decor and gardening. She covers a range of topics, from practical advice to interior and garden design.