How Can I Lighten Up a Dark Hallway?
In our Ansonia lighting store, one of the most commonly asked questions we get is, “How can I lighten up my dark hallway?” And unlike other local lighting stores, we can actually provide some assistance
Lighting up a dark hallway can be easy, as long as you have a good idea of what questions you should be asking yourself. It doesn’t take long to make a few quick improvements and in most cases, it’s also incredibly affordable. If you want to add more light to a dark and gloomy hallway, try some of these tips from ValleyLighting-CT.com:
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Did you know that you might not have to do anything with your lighting at all in order to get a lighter space? It’s true. Having bright surfaces can actually improve the way that your hallway is lit, so go ahead and invest in a gallon of light colored paint to boost the brightness.
Give it a Good Cleaning
Dullness and darkness can sometimes be a result of having, well, icky surfaces. Give your light fixtures, walls, and floors a good cleaning, as they may be absorbing over 30% of your light. Really!
Change the Placement
Try changing up the positioning of your lights in order to get the best effect. If you have a torchiere or table lamp in your hallway, play around with its location. You may find that a simple chance in location can make all the difference.
Switch the Bulbs
Have you checked your bulbs lately? Switching to a brighter bulb can be all it takes to having a lighter hallway. Having brighter bulbs can seem like a no brainer, but safety is most definitely an issue. Make sure you’re not overloading your fixture when you put in a new bulb. Or, alternatively, screw in a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulb to save on energy costs while still amping up the brightness.
Finally, if none of these options work, it’s time to stop into our Ansonia CT lighting store to check out some new fixtures.