The importance of lighting for interior design
Lighting for interiors is one of the most important aspects of interior design. Whether it’s luxury lighting, designer lamps or modern designer lighting, the lighting
options you choose and how it’s used can make a real impact to the overall design. Lighting for interiors can help create an illusion of space and add a sense of drama to a room. It can also help to divide a room into different areas and can showcase your choice of materials to great effect.
Luxury Chandelier has an exciting range of luxury lighting online. Not only has the greatest care and consideration been put into the design aesthetic of the designer lamps, chandeliers, ceiling, and wall-mounted lights in the range, they also provide high levels of function and practicality.
Why is lighting important?
The right lighting can enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room, and without proper lighting the interior architecture and design cannot be properly appreciated. The right lighting can help create a warm, inviting, and functional atmosphere in the room. Whether you opt for luxury lamps, or more budget solutions it pays to take some time working out what role light will play in the overall design.
Different types of lighting to enhance your interior design
There are a number of ways that lighting can be used to enhance your space. Here are three of the most popular ways you can use lighting to enhance your interior design…
Sometimes known as general lighting, ambient lighting is the principal light source in the room. It provides an area with overall illumination. It should radiate a comfortable level without glare and allow you to move about safely. In rooms that are used for a particular purpose such as a kitchen, it provides a safe working environment. Ambient lighting can be provided by chandeliers, wall mounted or ceiling fixtures. It’s the building block of any good lighting scheme with most rooms having a source of ambient lighting to provide a strong first impression.
As its name suggests, task lighting helps you perform specific tasks such as reading, applying make-up or completing work tasks. It can be provided by recessed or track lighting, pendant lighting or desk lamps. You might opt for a statement light that stands out and becomes a feature in its own right, adding something to the overall design aesthetic of the room. A feature lamp can help mark out part of a room as an area where a specific task is undertaken. A cosy reading nook would be a good example of this.
Accent lighting can play a key role in your overall design by providing drama to a room and creating visual interest. As part of the interior design, it’s used to draw the eye to certain features. It could be used to highlight the textures of certain materials, such as a stone wall or window treatments. It can also be used very impressively to highlight paintings, sculptures, bookcases or plants.
To be properly effective it needs to have at least three times as much light on the focal point as the ambient lighting that surrounds it. This kind of lighting is usually provided by wall-mounted lights. It can provide functionality as well as atmosphere, and it’s a great opportunity to showcase designer lighting options.
Lighting for interiors is a key part of any interior design project so if you’re an interior designer looking to forge a strong work relationship with a luxury lighting supplier or a client who needs advice on the best lighting solutions for their renovation project, speak to the expert team at Luxury Chandelier today.