Our Top 5 Lighting Design Tips
Professional lighting design will help you create the interior of your dreams.
It will shape the mood, atmosphere and overall ‘feel’ of your interior and help it to become as beautiful and welcoming as it should whilst also allowing your unique tastes and personality to shine through.
Here are five expert lighting design tips that can help you get the most from your chandeliers, lamps or other sources of lighting.
1. Choose the right size
Lighting should always be a stylish complement to any interior and draw the right amount of attention.
That’s why you should carefully choose your chandelier to make sure that it isn’t so large that it dominates the space and isn’t so small that it gets lost.
It should also allow enough space beneath it for people to move around the room freely. If you’d like guidance on how to do this, contact our team of friendly lighting experts for advice.
2. Add dimmers
Dimmers allow you to add instant style to the room whilst also allowing you to adjust the lighting according to your needs.
During the daytime, you can use them to illuminate the space and help natural daylight to enhance the room. In the evening, you can turn the lights down, draw the curtains and add that cosy Hygge feeling that you crave, or adjust the mood in another way.
3. Use layers of lighting
Great lighting requires a combination of lighting methods spread across the room, not just one overhead light. On a purely aesthetic level, it adds extra depth and warmth to a space and also allows you to tailor the lighting to your needs.
You can also add character and accents to the room and combine eye-catching pieces such as chandeliers with recessed lamps, stylish floor lamps and designer table lamps for best effect.
4. Think of the lighting effect
How the light works in your space is just as important as
what the chandelier or fitting looks like.
Therefore, before you choose your lighting, ask yourself what parts of the room you want to highlight or illuminate. Consider the overall balance of light and how each fixture or fitting can benefit the room.
5. Mix and Match
Effective interior design and lighting are all about you and
how you choose to express yourself. Don’t think that you have to adhere to
someone else’s idea of what great lighting should look like or chain yourself
to one particular theme when designing your lighting.
Feel free to get creative, combining colours and textures to make the space your own and add touches of different styles to create a look that is perfectly unique.
Achieve the best lighting design by considering the tips we’ve shared with you here. Make sure you consider sizing, add dimmers, use layers of lighting and think of the overall lighting effect. When you’ve done that, get creative and allow your choice of lighting to reflect your unique personality and needs.
For lighting design ideas and inspiration, why not visit our extensive online catalogue of beautiful luxury chandeliers, floor lamps and other lighting solutions? We are sure you will find what you’re looking for.