When you’re choosing lighting for your entryway remember that it needs to be inviting for both you and your guests. It should be warm and cosy, but bright enough that you can find your keys and aren’t tripping over your shoes. The entryway is the first room you encounter when you enter a home, so it needs to be welcoming. The lighting should be functional but at the same time it should create atmosphere and harmony in the room. We carry lots of entryway lighting options – wall lamps, pendants, table lamps and floor lamps.
From storage to laundry and more, the utility room serves many different purposes. The most practical utility room lighting comes from above, so spots, pendants and ceiling lamps are all good choices. It’s also a good idea to create a combination of functional light and general illumination to make the room as work friendly as possible.
We have a huge selection of lamps for the entryway, hallway and utility room. The only thing limiting the choice of illumination is your own imagination. Below you’ll find some information and inspiration to help you choose the right lighting for your room.
Ceiling lamps or pendants for the entry – which to choose?
Entryway size varies from home to home, and that means that there are lots of possible lighting solutions. You will often see ceiling lamps or pendants installed in entries, and they’re both good ways to create a welcoming environment. They’re also a super way of optimising space in a room that generally not very big to begin with.
Here are a couple of examples of pendants and ceiling lamps that work particularly well in an entryway.
The IC Pendant Lamp from Flos is a very attractive lamp with a simple and stylish design, making it a great choice for an entrance or lobby. The lovely round hand-blown glass lampshade accentuates its elegance.
Thanks to the translucent shade, a pendant lamp like this provides more light than other lamps with more directional lighting. The IC Pendant Lamp is available in black or gold and comes in two sizes.
This ceiling lamp is available in black and white finishes and in diameters of 20, 30, 40, 50 cm.
The table lamp for a cosy entrance hall glow
When the important base light in the entrance hall is sorted, an extra lamp can be helpful in creating the inviting atmosphere. If you have a dresser, small table, or windowsill in your entrance hall, a simple and stylish table lamp can be an excellent solution. Aside from adding to the comfortable light in the room, these are often decorative, adding a dash of personality to an otherwise impersonal space.
A table lamp doesn’t take up much space in the hall, making it the perfect fit for smaller spaces and corridors. It doesn’t need to be mounted on the wall or ceiling either, so it can easily be swapped for a different lamp or moved to another location.
When choosing a table lamp for your foyer, the Delilah table lamp is a great choice. It features a modern design and is crafted from metal and glass. This table lamp has a unique design, with its elegant metal stand complementing the delicate glass shade, giving it a simple yet sophisticated feel. The Delila table lamp is ideal for use in a variety of interior spaces, providing soft lighting while adding an elegant and modern feel to the interior.
Illuminating halls and entries – the advantages of LED
Because of its energy-saving qualities, LED lighting is a very practical solution of entryways and hallways. LEDs make a lot of sense in areas like halls and entrances where lamps are often left on for long periods of time. You’ll definitely see the difference in your energy bills – by using LEDs you can save up to 80%!
Their long lifespans make them even more practical – you save both time and money by not having to replace bulbs so often. Our selection includes lots of lamps with built-in LED light sources as well as lamps where you can choose an LED bulb instead of an incandescent or halogen bulb. LEDs provide excellent colour reproduction and create instant illumination in your entry or hall.
The Aim Pendant Lamp from the well-known Italian producer Flos is a beautiful lamp with a built-in LED light source. This practical and clever pendant can be adjusted to hang at any height you like. Its modern, graphic design is sure to add a bit of style to your hallway or entryway.
Aim is available in black, white.
Nice to know about designer lamps for the utility room and entryway
It’s a very good idea to create high-quality illumination in the entryway and especially in the utility room as it’s a space with lots of different functions - storage, laundry, etc. Both spaces require good general illumination as well as work light in areas of special focus.
Lighting solutions for a utility room include pendants and ceiling lamps, but a current trend that we’re seeing more and more is the use of flexible and functional wall lamps. We’re also seeing wall lamps in entryways, but pendants remain the most popular lighting choice.
You should keep hanging height in mind when you’re outfitting a utility room. Ideally, lamps should hang 75-80 cm over a counter or work surface to avoid creating shadows. We recommend combing work area pendants with spots or a ceiling lamp to maximise illumination. You can read more about installation height here.
- Diffuse and indirect light – great for general lighting in a room. Ceiling and/or wall lamps are good choices.
- Direct light – best for work light, as it’s great for lighting specific areas.
- Up lighting – excellent as extra illumination.
Here are a few examples of how you can use different types of lighting in the entryway or utility room.
The Palma Wall Lamp was designed from the aesthetics of hanging gardens. It combines plants with indoor lighting and aims to create a sense of well-being, calm and joy in our daily environment.
Iron marble wall sconce machined from solid brass. All parts are polished and bronzed. The lampshade is handmade from white frosted soda-lime glass. When decorated on the corridor wall, it makes people feel extremely elegant
A stylish slotted grill made of machined brass sits atop the Colt wall sconce’s opal diffuser. The arms feature contrasting bronze inserts that cast a warm light on the wall and throughout the room. The perfect choice for decorative wall sconces
We hope you've found this little guide to lighting your entryways, hallways and utility rooms. If you need more help or have any questions, feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.