Ideas + Inspiration

Wall Track Lighting Ideas

Track lighting installed on a wall is a great source of ambient illumination and can be used to direct focused light on a piece of artwork. Track lighting, though usually associated with ceiling lighting, offers a huge variety of options for wall lighting as well. You can do a standard straight run track or make a track in virtually any shape if you use the correct connectors. Once you have your track installed, the options for fixtures are nearly as endless—as long as they are compatible with the type of track you’ve chosen. So choose ones that will work together and best complement the style and decor of your room.

Black and White

Hexagon track lighting ideas
Hexagon LED Wall Light from hollis+morris

If you would like to draw attention to a particular wall, install wall mounted track lighting in an interesting shape for a hybrid piece of functional artwork. Geometric shapes are a great addition to a minimalist-inspired room, especially when they are black or white against a white wall.

Shadow Play

Modern track wall lighting ideas
Formala Plus LED Flush Mount Ceiling / Wall Light By ZANEEN design

For a contemporary style, choose a flexible LED strip to install in your living room. With one side-emitting diffuse ambient illumination and the other side creating interesting shadows, this type of wall track lighting is sure to be the focal point of the room.

Wall Flower

bubble wall track sconce ideas.

If you have a large bare wall that descends from the height of a vaulted ceiling, consider adding wall mounted track lighting to draw the eye upward and add some interest to the space. LED lights that faintly glow can resemble a cloudy sky and are a great source of ambient illumination.

On the Bright Side

Molto office wall lighting

Brighten up an office with ambient light from circular wall track lights arranged in a close grouping on bright walls. Think about adding a bright overhead track light situated above your desk for better illumination to focus on tasks and to add an energetic vibe to your office.

Inside Track

Bathroom wall track lighting
Kamden 4-Light Bath Bar By Tech Lighting

Wall-mounted track lighting is the perfect addition over your vanity, and multiple lights will provide useful and warm illumination for many uses. Think about using two fixtures with multiple lights each to adequately light a longer double vanity. A metallic finish on the mount and light bodies will blend seamlessly with your bathroom design.

Star Burst

Round Suspension wall track lights
Prop Light Round Suspension Light from Moooi

Create an artistic light display by installing wall tracking lighting that is reminiscent of starbursts. The warm illumination given off by these LED lights will add a comforting essence to a sitting area while also adding a touch of modern design.

Grid Lines

Sonneman wall track lighting ideas
Suspenders 4-Bar Wall Mount Mezzaluna Luminaires from SONNEMAN Lighting

Add versatile wall mounted track lighting by installing several tracks in a varying grid pattern with softly glowing fixtures. Because the fixtures are movable, you will be able to adapt your lighting to your specific space while adding a modern minimalist feel to your room.

Freedom and Movement

Custom built wall lighting
Lash Wall / Ceiling Light from Molto Luce

Add a contemporary vibe to a dining space with a decorative curved track lighting fixture installed on an empty wall. Choose an LED fixture that will emit softly diffused light while lending a sense of organic movement and freedom to the space.

Track Record

mid century modern wall track lighitng
AJ Wall Sconce from Louis Poulsen

Wall-mounted track lighting is great for directing focused light at the artwork. Use a track that is installed in the ceiling line with pendants that are suspended above the artwork. If you have multiple pieces of artwork in a row, install several of the same pendants at the same height for a cohesive look.

Up the Wall

3 light track bathroom wall lighting ideas
Jackson 3-Light Vanity Light By Hinkley Lighting

Place matching trios of wall mounted track lights above a double vanity for ample illumination and a finishing touch. Be sure to choose fixtures with finishes that complement the other metallic fixtures in the bathroom and with light that will be beneficial at any time of day and for a multitude of tasks.

Anytime Light

bathroom vanity wall lighting

Install a single wall track lighting fixture with multiple light sources about a large vanity and mirror for great task lighting. Accompanied by pendant lights for ambient illumination, wall track lighting will ensure that your bathroom is perfectly lit for any time of the day.

Clean Sweep of Light

Wall Track Bathroom Lights
Daphne Vanity Light By Hinkley Lighting

Add illumination to a bathroom with a vanity track light that follow the clean and natural aesthetic of the room. Choose one that has gently curved glass diffusers mounted on a metal backplate for a seamless look and an organic feel.

Track lighting can be an easy and versatile addition to any room since you can move around and change out fixtures on the track without running any additional electric. Track lighting can also be a great way to add artistic light installations to create feature walls and focal points, or to highlight art pieces. Wall lighting options are so varied that your imagination is truly the only thing stopping you. For more YLighting ideas, see our Track Lighting Ideas.

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