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. Illumination options
- 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.
- Down lighting – most often used as mood lighting or in the bedroom.
Here are a few examples of how you can use different types of lighting in the entryway or utility room.