The main stairway of your home is most likely well traveled, and a well-designed and well-lit stairway can be a focal point of any house. When it comes to lighting your indoor stairway, it’s important to consider both aesthetics and safety, since you want the space to match the rest of the room or entryway, and for people to be able to traverse the stairs, no matter if it’s day or night.

Lighting for Aesthetics

Choosing the fixtures for your stairs doesn’t have to be challenging, and you’ll want to pick fixtures that match the other lights in the area. Wall sconces that match a design feature in your foyer’s chandelier can complete the space’s aesthetic, and make the entire room feel complete. You’ll want to be sure to space out the sconces appropriately, so there is enough light for the length and breadth of the stairway

Lighting for Safety

Appropriately placed lights will ensure that people are able to safely walk up and down the stairs at night. The other lighting components you’ll want to consider are the controls. Placing switches at both the top and bottom of the stairs will allow you to turn the lights on and off as needed, and adding dimmers will let you lower the lights at night, but still have enough illumination to see as you use the stairs.

If your current stairway lights is inadequate, or you want to update the fixtures to match the other lights in your home, visit Hacienda in Scottsdale today. We have many options to choose from, and the experts in our lighting showroom are always happy to help.