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When contemplating staircase lighting, the style of the staircase, development, and preferred effects are the crucial elements to think about, along with the texture and finish. A staircase is the main spine of your house, linking people and spaces together. It should be sculptural and functional, and staircase lighting is able to make a genuine difference. In many instances, lighting on staircases is not solely a decorative theme. Additionally, it serves a real function with regard to safety. Allow us to share our 63 stairway lighting ideas to inspire you for your house.

STEREOTYPICAL

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Duckworth Interiors

The old bronze light wall sconce looks great with the curved metal railing staircase.

WOODEN CURVE

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The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design

Gorgeous wall light fixtures for this beach-style staircase.

BOROSILICATE GLASS

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John Maniscalco Architecture

An elegant way to a spiral staircase through this pendant canopy.

RECESSED DOWNLIGHT

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pbelemental

The lighting adds simple sophistication to any space.

INSERTED STRIP LIGHT

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Cornerstone Architects

Nice subtle addition of lights at the side of the stairs.

LIGHTS AND CANOPIES

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Sutton Suzuki Architects

The cascading bubbles chandelier can also be used over a staircase.

LED LIGHT BARS

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Super Bright LEDs

LED staircase accent lighting from Klus Led Lighting.

MINIMALIST

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Elad Gonen

The minimalist floating staircase has spotlights overhead.

TIFFANY LIGHT GLASSES

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SWABACK pllc

The wall lantern has an amber ribbed glass and corinthian bronze finish.

CONTINUOUS POCKET

Arcways, Inc.

The lights were installed through a continuous pocket on the sides.

Importance of Stairway Lighting

The stair lighting is often ignored with regard to designing the interior. Undoubtedly, you may have gorgeous lighting in the hallway as well as on the landings. However, in case you are not concentrating on the stairway itself, you might as well drop all of the attractions. In particular, stairwell lighting is a useful and functional addition. In case you enhance the stairwell with innovative lighting and give it a lot of attention, it is able to bring life to your house. In the evening, in case you would like, you are able to make your home a marvelous place with the proper staircase lighting design. Indeed, you can transform the problematic areas into a quick highlight with the best nighttime landscape. Needless to say, including lights in the steps isn’t just about adding highlights within your design, but it is additionally a safety measure. 

The stairwell inside or outside your home can make a first impression. Consequently, you have to ensure they are fantastic enough to steal the show. Frankly, it could be as easy as adding lights on each step. But in case you want to take it to another level, you are able to make each step the focal point. Simply ensure the lighting provides interest and also make sense of design to space. In case you pull this off the proper way, this will make your stair look a lot more extraordinary.

In the evening, when you need to go down and you have to use the stairs, stair lighting can avoid possible mishaps or accidents. Aside from providing your stairs a dramatic effect, the lighting will save you from the trouble of having to look for the light switches before you can go down or go up. This is a safety feature, especially if you have kids or pets that are prone to tripping around the house.

LOFT SPACE

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DRAW Architecture

The stairwell also acts as a heat chimney that leads to the second floor.

TRENDY SPIRAL

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Wheeler Kearns Architects

This trendy spiral staircase features small accent lights.

TURQUOISE ACCENT

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Tollot&C LLC.

Turquoise light accents for this white beach-style staircase.

FROSTED – GLASS SHADE

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DesRosiers Architects

This coastal wooden spiral open staircase looks beautiful in all sides.

Add Wow Factor On your Home With Stairway Lighting 

With regards to interior design, homeowners usually overlook the staircase lighting. And truthfully, we cannot blame them. With so much to think about, such as wall designing, selecting the appropriate home furniture, accessorizing the home, room lighting, and so on, it’s possible to slip up on stairway lights. In reality, the majority of individuals are not aware of the value of stairway lights. While it’s a contemporary idea to light up the stairs, it’s full of outcomes that are incredible. For starters, quality lights along your stairway reduce your odds to fall while climbing up the stairs. Apart from its remarkable feature, additionally, it helps uplift the visual appeal of your respective interior.

To light the stairs during the evening additionally gives a wow factor to the home, making it seem to be much more brilliant and shiny. In case you’re getting several guests over, flipping on the indoor stair lights will include lighting to the home, rendering it effortlessly stylish. Your stair lights will even stay to function as the center of attention, and they would not stop praising the appearance of the illuminated space.

You are going to be happy to discover that you can find many types of interior stairway lighting choices to select from. Looking for each one of them on the Internet may be taxing and time-consuming. For your utmost convenience, we’ve developed a comprehensive list of all the popular kinds of staircase design ideas that are really worth your attention. Thus, have a glimpse at them and select for yourself what type you would like your interior designer to design for you!

VINTAGE INSPIRED

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Koo de Kir

The vintage chandelier is from BoBo Intriguing Objects.

PATH STEP LIGHT

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Sutton Suzuki Architects

The lights are called PUK4 and are made by Deltalight USA.

L-SHAPED

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Elad Gonen

Black and white never looked this good in this modern staircase.

EDGE STEP LIGHTS

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Faust Construction

The step lights are from Edge Lighting available in LED & halogen.

BOLD COLOR

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Elad Gonen

The colorful staircase is lighted with a rectangular box light.

WALL SCONCES

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The Wiseman Group Interior Design, Inc

Gorgeous curl sconces in polished brass add dramatic effect.

FLOATING STAIRCASE

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Dyna Contracting

This modern wooden floating staircase has bright white lights underneath.

PENDANT LED LIGHT

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Weststyle

The pendant light for this luxurious staircase is from Yellow Goat Design.

Modern Ideas For Stairway Lighting

According to your personal preference, the lighting fixtures can be as large as brick or even as small as a dot—everything depends on how much you would like your stairway to bask in the gorgeous light. The shape and size of the light for the staircase are completely up to you. If you’re girly and dreamy, think about getting gorgeous star-shaped bulbs on your staircase wall. It’s likewise crucial to determine the color of your lighting fixtures. It’s not a requirement for your stairway lighting to give off normal, boring white, or maybe yellowish beams. If perhaps you’re an enjoyable, adventurous individual who does not avoid tinkering with new and refreshing stuff, then LED color changing lighting choice is right for you.

Having little colorful lights on the edge of your staircase is a refreshing change from the traditional lights. Additionally, your stairway will not be overhauled with colors, which implies that it will not look over the top either. This is the type of lighting solution which may be integrated right into a stairway design by anybody that wishes a spectacular, but subtle change in their staircase. Another smart and modern approach to jazz up your staircase is by setting up light strips along each and every step. It’s the type of light that looks fantastic on all kinds of staircases, whether straight stairs, or straight stairs with a central landing, U-shaped stairs, L-shaped stairs, or maybe spiral stairs. Nevertheless, it is going to be very easy to connect the lighting fixtures in case there’s a significant gap between the lower level part of the step along with its straight, vertical part.

In instances where staircases don’t have sufficient flat space to set up the light, you can consider placing them at the bottom base of each step, which links to the next. This type of tip is going to work best for staircases like U shaped staircases and spiral stairs. Remember that the chunkier the stairs, the softer the light glows. Whenever the steps are closer to each other, the light of every step intertwines together and could wind up creating an overly-bright atmosphere. To make sure that your stairs give off a light glow, purchase warm-hued lights.

OCEANFRONT

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Lightopia

This oceanfront property has amazing staircase light from Lightopia.

CLASSIC ENGLISH

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Branca, Inc.

Mind-blowing staircase with a classic approach to lighting.

MEDITERRANEAN

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Peter D’Aprix Photography

Mediterranean patina and art glass chandelier for cool, sleek sophistication.

SPOTLIGHT

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Chris Pardo Design – Elemental Architecture

A small space is not a problem with properly lit floating stairs.

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OPEN STAIRCASE

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Robert J Erdmann Design, LLC

Great combination of incandescent lights, LED lights, and daylight.

CUSTOM SPIRAL

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Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

Beautiful fabricated custom spiral staircase by Blank and Cable.

NATURAL LIGHT

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Allied8

Bright colored walls made airy with the addition of skylight and some wall lights.

OPAL GLASS

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kevin akey -azd associates

Half-round wall mount sconce in brushed nickel is a perfect addition.

TIMELESS CHOICE

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RR Builders, LLC

You can get the same light fixture from Pimlico 48 Elm Street New Canaan.

ROUND PANEL LED

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CLAUDIA LUJAN INTERIORS

LED mini round panel with full dimmability and edge-lit technology.

SILK SHADE

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Amelie de Gaulle Interiors

Two light wall sconce in old bronze finish for this wood entry and staircase.

WOOD RAILING

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Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Pendant light in chrome finish with clear crystals looks great in white staircase.

DRAMATIC

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Oliver Burns

Traditional staircase with dramatic spiral chandelier in oil rubbed bronze.

OPEN FLOWING

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Architrix Design Studio Inc.

The bright white lights work well with the light stained wire-brushed oak stairs.

RUN-DOWN FLAT

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STEPHEN FLETCHER ARCHITECTS

Small, functional, and discreet stair lights add a modern touch to this staircase.

WINE SILO

CLB Architects

The wine silo and classic wood spiral staircase are simply stunning.

RUSTIC SPIRAL

Maxwell & Company Architects

Rustic spiral staircase with limewash stain and window for some light.

WOODEN STRAIGHT

Marken Design + Consulting

Small square wall lights for this contemporary staircase in Vancouver.

TUSCAN

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Glover + Graham Design Collective

Classic concrete stairs with vintage light fixtures and metal rails.

WOODEN U-SHAPE

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Alex Maguire Photography

This contemporary wooden u-shaped staircase remodel looks stunning.

RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

catlin stothers design

Black and white modern staircase with white LED lights.

HAND BLOWN LIGHTS

Habitat Studio

The bubble glass lights add impressive visual impact in this modern space.

GLASS RAILINGS

Natural Balance Home Builders

This contemporary open and glass railing staircase features small spotlights.

ABSTRACT

Angus Cowan Constructions Pty. Ltd

This abstract ceiling pendant has an amazing natural bamboo exterior.

EMBEDDED LIGHTS

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capsuledesigns

Lights are embedded on the edge of this trendy contemporary staircase.

HELICAL

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Elite Metalcraft Co. Ltd

This modern and minimalist curved staircase looks immaculate in white.

CHARMING

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Clifton Interiors Ltd

A contemporary staircase with square lighting and artistic railing.

LIVELY

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Southam Design Inc

The spotlights double as a staircase lighting and to highlight the artwork.

HIGH END

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Elite Metalcraft Co. Ltd

The staircase lighting looks elegant and sleek, extending to the second floor.

LESS IS MORE

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Tigg Coll Architects

White rectangular lights guide you as you go up to the second level.

WATERFRONT

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Schmidt Architecture

The LED pendant chandelier looks like a waterfall, matching the cylindrical stair lights.

TRADITIONAL

Redesign London Limited

This elegant hallway looks classic and traditional with its warm colors and lighting.

LOG HOME

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Sticks + Stones Design Group inc.

Rustic elegance with modern clean lines for this staircase.

PERFECT FUSION

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Emerald Coast Real Estate Photography

Contemporary staircase with LED lighting and small bubble lights overhead.

TREAD LIGHTING

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Elite Metalcraft Co. Ltd

These spiral wooden stairs look dramatic with the hidden lights underneath.

LIGHT TRACES

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the evolve group

Brightly lit stairs with several mini spotlights on the ceilings.

ARTWORK

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Douglas Design Studio

Let your paintings be the focal point by installing super small lightings.

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Hawkins Architectural Glass Solutions Ltd

Modern stainless steel and glass staircase with glass treads.

BOX LIGHT

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Eureka Lighting

This wooden staircase looks grand with the LED lighting from Eureka Lighting.

STRIP LIGHT

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one house green

The contemporary staircase features low-voltage LED strip light in each step.

DIY Under Stair Lighting

Under stair lighting is a versatile and cool method to light a high traffic location in your house. This part is going to take you step-by-step through under stair lighting installations using LED stair lights. Before you start, in case you wince in the face of electric current or maybe wince at the idea of wiring, your greatest choice is leaving the particular installation in the hands of an experienced electrician. Using LED strip lights for staircases is a matter of choosing the best type and length of tape light you would like, wiring everything together, while at the same time concealing the cables and energy sources.

The easiest way to light your stairs is to use a continuous length of 12-volt strip lighting for stairs so long as the entire length of the LED strips as well as the wires on the driver is 16 feet or even less; you are able to actually utilize 24-volt strip light for an extended run. Nevertheless, in case your staircase is more than 18 feet, you are going to need to split the strip light run between 2 LED drivers to make certain the correct level of power. 

You are going to need to determine the places you wish to mount your strip lights. In this manner, you will run a single line of strip light in the bottom of your railing, beneath the little lip of molding, or maybe for stairs with floating or open-air steps, run the lighting fixtures only under the whole staircase. You might have to drill holes or even lift the carpet to hide the cables. The idea is mounting the lighting in a method that the illumination is seen and not the lights. 

In case you are able to do one run, peeling off of the backing tape or perhaps screwing in silicone brackets every foot, is probably the most you are going to have to do for assembly. Interconnection cables or even pin connectors may be used in case you want a gap or perhaps in case you have an odd length of the strip light. For runs that have to be split, a driver would be at both ends of the total run; however, the two runs wouldn’t be attached. Each LED driver on your strip lights will have to be hidden and also wired to the most practical light switch. When you do not possess a light switch near your stairs, you are going to need to set up one, or maybe you are able to set up an outlet close to the foundation of the structure and wire the outlet for your chosen light switch.

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