Lighting can make or break your house. Your beautiful furniture pieces and exquisitely crafted décor items can all be completely wasted and washed out, unless lit with the perfect lighting. A well-lit home with strategically placed light elements can outdo even the most lavishly decorated home with poor lighting.
If lighting is so important, let’s not waste anymore time, and dive right into how you can create an awesome lighting effect for your home.
Traditional lights are put up in every home. To make your home stand out get creative, choose from some funky lighting elements which are shaped uniquely. These pieces will not only add light but also a spark of fun into your home.
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Imagine having a piece like this in your living room! It will not only grab eyeballs, but make your living room one of a kind. Find something unique that reflects your sense of style.
Have a beautiful decorative piece that you would definitely like your guests to notice. Get some focus lights installed around the piece. You can choose for wall mounted, floor mounted or even smartly hidden lights. Idea is to ensure your item is in spotlight.
Generally focus lights are designed to be subtle and non-intrusive so as to not pull away from your focus piece. However that’s not always necessary. A beautifully crafted, minimalistic light element like the one above can work as an excellent focus light. It not only light up the paintings, but also adds a nice subtle charm to the entire set-up.
Create Cozy Corners
Lights when used smartly can help create a warm and cozy atmosphere. If you have a large home, with fireplace, then do go in for artificial fireplace lights, these are much easier to light up than the real wood, and they can arm a beautiful warm glow to your room, making it feel wonderfully cozy and charming.
If fireplace is not your thing, then you can create your own cozy corner, by placing some floor lamp near the seating area. With all lights off, the soft glow from a floor lamp can make the room feel quite cozy and romantic.
Don’t like lamps or fireplaces. Then how about something new! How about Fairy lights. Fairy lights are small dainty, and soft. They can add quite some charm and romance to your home. Just place them in a strategic corner like in the picture above, and you have your own fairyland right in the comfort of your home.
Leverage the Natural Light
A gorgeous home is not only about artificial lights. A smart way to make your home stand out, while saving some moolah too is to leverage the natural light. Strategically placed French windows can help bring in lots of warm sunlight into your house. Adorn the windows with some plush curtains and you can easily regulate the amount of light you want to stream into your home.
For smaller rooms, a well-placed circular window on a higher level can bring in warm sun rays, allowing you to use the wall space for placing your furniture, while still bringing in the sun.
If you can have access to your rooftop, then get a moonlight window for your bedroom pronto. Nothing beats the charm of moonlight casting a rosy glow on your bed. You can open the window to breath in some fresh air, or keep it shut and still get the feel of sleeping under the stars. This will also eliminate the need for any bedroom light.
Don’t Forget the Task
Work area requires strong lights, to ensure optimum visibility. Choose functionality over style in these areas. A powerful desk lamp, will not only light up your work table well, but also add some style to your workstation.
Dimmable kitchen lights. A perfect way to light up your kitchen for work time, and then dim, the same lights to create a warm and soft environment for meal times. Lights need not only be on the ceiling. Look to add some lights under the cabinet, these will work perfectly to light up the worktops, while keeping the ambient light low.
Midnight bathroom breaks can feel like a torture under the bright glare of strong white lights. Ensure you incorporate some diffused, yellow floor lights into your light plan, to light up in dark.
Traditional floor lights are mounted along the wall edge, to create a different look consider lighting them in the centre of the floor.
Also if you have any outdoor elements, then floor light can add a really smart look to them. Making them easily navigable during the night, while keeping away the insects that usually get attracted to outdoor lights.
Whatever elements you choose to incorporate in your home, make sure they are all in sync with each other and create an overall harmonious look for your home.
Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home décor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home décor pieces for your home at Lalco Interiors Furniture Showrooms in Mumbai.