Leaving your hallway with the bare minimum of chandeliers and light fixtures is a mistake. Not only do you want to be sure it is well-lit, but it's a room that should be styled like any other. Below are 7 hallway lighting ideas that make the most of each space with distinctive pendant lights.

Hallway Lighting Ideas with Pendant Lights

Dolce Capiz Shell Mini Pendant 

The Capiz shell chandeliers in triplicate echo the orange benches, providing a nice rhythm down the pristine white hall of this airy, modern home. The casual feel of the Capiz shells adds a playful feeling to the otherwise stark decor. Image: Douglas Friedman.

Black Mid Century Pendant Lighting

Possini Euro Design Black Dome Pendant 


A black, mid-century modern style pendant punctuates a white hallway leading into a library in a home built by Melbourne, Australia-based Techne Architects. Although a simple silhouette, the bold color anchors the narrow space, establishing it as a worthy introduction to the main event. Image: Thomas Blachford.

Lighting Ideas for the Hallway with Pendants

Chesapeake Collection Forged Bronze Pendant 

The square framed lantern echoes the lines of the metal and glass front door in the entry hall of this Houston home designed by architect J. Marshall Porterfield, Jr. The tile by Segreto Finishes adds another layer of neutral color, texture, and additional linear patterns.

Contemporary Hallway Lighting Ideas

Jonathan Adler Ipanema Multi Boom Polished Nickel Pendant 

The long passageway with glass sliders in this Eugene, Oregon home designed by 2Form Architecture maximizes the view of the pond outside. The spare, stick-like chandeliers make a statement without distracting from the other elements of the space and landscape.

Red Pendant Lights Add Color to a Hallway

Possini Euro Red Mini Pendant 

This quintessential Swedish home, done in white with pops of color combines mid-century Scandinavian furniture with British-inspired decor, a tribute to the homeowner's roots. The vintage red pendant is a fun way to punctuate the hallway, alone with the Marimekko fabric and gallery wall of family photos and art. Image: Lisbet Sporndly.

Geometric Lighting

Robert Abbey Satori Bronze Pendant 

The rigid grid of picture frames and trio of geometric pendant lights counterbalance the archways and the Paul Smith "Swirl" runner in this home decorated by Utah-based interior designer Kristin Rocke. And, the consistent black and white scheme of the accessories really allows the rug stand out.

7 Hallway Lighting Ideas with Pendant Lights

LBL Monty Mocha Murano Glass Pendant 

This home, by Los Angeles-based firm Lewis/Schoeplein Architects, also features black metal and glass doors and tile work, but the overall feel is more global, thanks to the Moroccan pattern on the floor and Murano glass pendant lighting. This global look is just one of 7 hallway lighting ideas (and you can view more hallways with pendant lights on StyleCarrot). Which one is your favorite?

Image credits: Douglas FriedmanTechne Architects photographed by Thomas BlachfordSegreto Finishes2Form Architecture, Lisbet SporndlyKristin Rocke photographed by William Waldron for Traditional HomeLewis/Schoeplein Architects.