A statement light creates an incredible first impression and, in an area where you don’t spend lots of time, you can afford to be bold with your design choice. If the ceiling is low though, avoid pendant lights as this can make a space feel smaller – instead, use a table, floor or wall lamp to make your statement.
In a long space, install switches at both ends so you’re never left in the dark. Illuminate the first section of a corridor, then leave a shadow, then place another light beyond that. This will draw you through the space and make it feel more inviting.
And know that layering light works well in the hallway as well; highlight artwork and decorative architraves with directional lights (like Neptune’s Foster), and use table lamps to create a gentle glow.