Lighting features in your home are not only of obvious practical use, but also lend décor and artistic touches to certain parts of your living spaces. Among these, your staircase is one of the structures on which lighting can be used to very good effect.
Traditional staircase lighting is usually provided by light fixtures from above, and while these may be attractive, they always lack the precision that is needed to guide you safely up the staircase, as well as to add cosy and warm lighting touches to the structure itself.
Heighten the architectural effect
LED stair lights are a great way to make your staircase stand out as a design and spatial feature of your living area. Well-designed placement and layout of staircase lighting brings nuance and depth to the arrangement of your stairs.
In many cases, stairways are viewed as purely functional structures to get you up and down between floors. The clever use of LED stair lights can turn your stairs into a lit-up sculptural feature that emphasizes the height and depth of your room’s dimensions.
Add warmth to staircase materials
Whether your staircase is constructed of steel, wood, or other materials, stair lights bring out their various textures. Especially when laid out appropriately, these light sources adduce warmth, glow, and sense of comfort to any materials used.
Other additions, such as carpeting, carved surfaces, and even pictures hung along staircase walls, are given new life by the placement of LED stair lights when fitted to catch and illuminate these extra touches.
Use colored or muted lighting
Attractive dimensional effects can also be achieved by using LED stair lights in various shades of colour or brightness.
Your staircase is always a potential work of art, and lighting that brings out its own special properties in variations of colour and brightness can make your stairwell into a space that can be enjoyed visually as well as for its practical functionality.
Colored lighting can also be used as a decorative feature to celebrate special occasions, such as birthday parties and other festive days. Or colored lights can be placed in ways that balance out other colorful features in the room.
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Light placement and shaping
By carefully planning the placement of your LED stair lights, your staircase can be turned into a carrier of light points that are pleasing to the eye, especially if these points are well balanced and harmoniously arranged.
The use of rounded or square light casings will add to the overall effect if matched to the predominant feel of your total living space.
A well-planned series of stair lights of the proper shape, intensity and color will add sophistication to any staircase, and blend it in with other architectural features, furnishings and décor.
The main purpose of stair lighting is to provide a safe way up and down your staircase, especially at night or in dark weather.
But, with considered planning and neat placement, the optimal functionality of your stair lights can be blended with artistic touches that make it both more functional and beautiful.