Using Lighting to Make a Statement

Admin on April 26, 2020

Beyond the acclaimed essential nature of lighting within an interior design project, this question often arises - how can one create sophisticated, elegant, and refined lighting in a room? As a true creative element of design, lighting can literally shape spaces by changing their perceived appearance; and in some cases, even creating illusions about how big they are.

When you select aesthetically-pleasing features such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and on-trend lighting for your projects, you are creating a one-of-a-kind environment. Lighting is essential for a variety of applications that provide form, function, and safety to all areas. It’s important to consider this aspect while carting out your initial interior décor budget as great lighting will highlight all the other inspirational home accents and purposeful design in a home.

The only precautions to be taken concern the need to balance artificial and natural sources, to assess their positioning along with any furniture elements to be highlighted. If you’re struggling to find a way to introduce a luxurious tone to your home, don’t worry – we’ve got it covered!

Outdoor Lighting

Brighten up your front yard at night with these key outdoor lighting trends - spotlighting an outdoor feature such as a tree or fountain. One popular and practical solution for uber-luxury homes is to use singular and evenly-spaced lights on each step leading to the house. Evenly-spaced spotlights surrounding your home make a statement – giving a spectacular illumination when hosting an extravagant party.

Lighting your Entryway

The entryway or foyer is a key spot where you can create a grand first impression. Whether you pick a bold statement pendant or a subdued, minimalist sconce, your entryway light will set the tone for the rest of your home. The foyer serves as a functional space to welcome guests. Go for warmth in a light source to make your foyer exude hospitality and a sense of welcome. This means using warm-colour temperature bulbs like incandescent and halogen, and always on a dimmer. The entranceway also introduces the level of design that is carried throughout the rest of the home.

Statement Ceiling Lights

Let’s talk about the aesthetic importance of a central element. No matter whether it is a Versailles-type candelabrum or a contemporary design ceiling lamp, the choice of style must be in tune with (in addition to your taste) the rest of the room and must act as a structural and luminous pivot point.

We are talking about that light source that you turn on as soon as you enter the living room, which offers the first and most general view of it - an element that must immediately stand out both for its presence (which can be large or very small) and for the amount of light emitted - a real focal point in the interior design which is capable of establishing the desired atmosphere.

Ceiling lights are the largest, boldest light fittings you’ll have in any space, giving the main source of light to your interiors and dictating the level of illumination that you’ll have in the room. These are also the best style of lighting for making a stylish statement, with a huge selection of suspended designs purpose-built to give an eye-catching focal point to any décor. This makes them a brilliant starting point when trying to bring any theme into your home.

Ambient Lighting

Giving a soft, atmospheric shine to your interiors is an important step towards creating a homely space that you can relax in at the end of the day. There are plenty of different options to choose from when looking for ambient lighting, but there are few that are quite as versatile as lamps. With a lamp, you’ll get an unfixed feature that can be manoeuvred around a room to give the perfect light to your interiors, with a wide selection of stylish structures available to bring a stunning luxury style to your home.

Giving value to Materials

Simple, yet not so very obvious. The materials used for the furniture, decorations, and accessories and even for the lighting fixtures say a lot about the environment. A plastic lamp with a dull design will never bring anything sophisticated to your living room, while a floor lamp of excellent workmanship, made of quality materials and with a refined design will never fail (as long as it matches the rest of the furniture).

Stripped-back Fixtures

Channel some Scandinavian aesthetics with stripped-back, minimal fixtures – we are talking about thin metal, simple bulbs, and an almost clinical, stark look. Juxtapose your stripped backlights against plush furnishings, or continue the trend with scrubbed walls and wooden floors.

Bare bulbs

Who says you need a lampshade? The trend now is all about bold, bare bulbs – hang from the ceiling in rows, or screw them into lamps and ditch the shade. It doesn’t get more distinctive than that – we particularly love a cluster of bulbs over the kitchen surfaces for a modern, exposed look.

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