One of my favourite design element is lighting not only its powerful tool that has the ability to affect our emotions , but its also one of the best way to reflect our style. Well-designed lighting can enhance our experience and affects our health and well- being.
Sometimes you don’t have the time or budget to change what’s there, but you know you need to do something that doesn’t involve calling the electrician. So, here are my top 5 ways to easily transform a room with lighting.
FIRST, let’s know the basics…While it’s important to craft a balanced interior space, it’s always good idea to include at least 3 sources of light in each room:
General Lighting: One of the first layers of lighting used in modern interiors which could be a combination of other light sources.
Ambient Lighting: General, soft illumination that sets the mood. and create an ambient glow.
Task lighting: As it sounds like, it’s the light you need to perform tasks such as reading, cooking, applying makeup, etc.
Accent lighting: Its the third layer of the lighting and the best option to highlight a certain feature whilst creating a bit of drama to space.
1 – Plan the flow:
Whether you are renovating from scratch or redecorating a room, it’s important to produce a lighting plan to highlight the type of activity and specific items. The style, scale and output are the key things to considering when placing each light.
Placing spotlights on your main hall can be a good idea, as it creates a good spread of light needed to be able to see as soon as you enter.
2 – Upgrade your design aesthetic:
Nowadays, it’s easy to get caught up in design trends and feel like your home is behind the times or outdated. A quick and easy way to give a room a new look is to switch out old lamp shades for new ones. It can be as simple as changing the colour of the existing shade or to get a whole new style to completely transform the feel of the room.
A QUICK TIP: Its always a good idea to add a dimmer which will allow you to change the mood and brightness of your lighting depending on the time of day.
3– MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL :
Always ask yourself how you want each room to feel and which elements you want to highlight or hide. For example, hanging series of pendants lights can add direction and brighten up your space in a beautiful way.
Low, warm lights creates an intimate, relaxed atmosphere while bright lighting produces a more lively atmosphere. A good functional lighting should offer the right amount required to perform our daily activities without making us feel uncomortable.
4 -CONSIDER SCALE:
Lighting comes in different size and shapes, so it’s also important to think about the amount of light it will produce. At the end of the day, you don’t want to live with a lighting fixture that will take up a lot of space in your tiny flat.
5 – Add personality:
Modern Lighting definitely does not have to be boring or plain it should make an impression and tell your story. Reflect your personality whether it’s through placing a colourful group of pendant lights or a sophisticated single decorative light to create a magical ambience.