Friday, 30 October 2015

Stylish Lighting Tips to Modernise Your Home

Lighting plays an often under-appreciated role in interior design. In fact, how you feel in a space is often derived by the amount of natural light it receives. Similarly, a room can even feel larger when the right tricks are implemented. In order to create a room that combines the best aspects of modern interior design, you’ll need to understand the role lighting plays in the home. Here’s what you need to know.

Understanding the Basics of Lighting
Before you start decorating your home, it’s important to learn the basics. There are three main types of lighting that you should be aware of: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting refers to the main source of light in a room, typically using overhead fixtures like pendant or recessed lighting. Task lighting is designed to help you with certain tasks, like a bedside lamp that enables you to read at night. Finally, the role of accent lighting is to highlight a specific object or feature of a room.

How You Can Use It
LED lighting is becoming more popular as a cost-effective alternative to traditional bulbs. As well as saving you money, it’s also much more practical when designing certain parts of the home. When designers want to illuminate a wardrobe or bathroom vanity area in a stylish fashion, they’re using a row of small, recessed LED bulbs because they last much longer.


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Similarly, installing small lights along the steps of your stairway can help to create a contemporary, sleek design. These are available in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and colours so you can easily create match it with the look of the rest of the room. Not only does this look great, it could also help to prevent accidents late at night.

When decorating a young child’s bedroom, Christmas or fairy lights are a great alternative to a night light. They’re also flexible enough that they can be incorporated into a more mature, modern design as they grow up. LED lighting also has a number of safety benefits that’s perfect for a child’s room. Take a look here for all the details you'll need, but the main benefits are that it’s cool to the touch and shatter resistant.

How do you use lighting to create the kind of look you want in your home? Let me know about some of your tricks in the comments below.

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14 comments:

  1. When it comes to Interior Design I must say lighting is probably the last thing I think of. Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. This is a great post. I've never thought about lighting like that x

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  3. I love fairy lights- I love them around my bed, although I haven't actually got any up at the moment!

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  4. Oh I am loving that stair lighting idea how amazing does it look! x

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  5. Ooh love the lights leading up the stairs!! Very original, would love to have them installed in my home :)

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  6. At this time we usually put the side wall lights on and then two other lamps rather than the main overhead light. I love the way lighting can influence the mood of a room.

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  7. I've never really thought about lighting this way. I love the idea of the fairylights in the kids bedrooms. I'm going to do that.

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  8. My ex is an electrician and loved LED lighting! I love fairylights -and the twig ones too, I like fairylights in a glass bowl at Christmas, they look fab! Kaz x

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  9. In my house we have so many different light bulbs, they're all give off a different shade lol! We're testing which spots to have.
    Dimmers are always a winner!

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  10. The lights un the stairs is so pretty! Sadly we live in a flat but this is fantastic!

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  11. What great ideas I have always wanted to install modern art type fixtures to add a touch of class to our home but sadly our budget doesn't stretch to forking out nearly a grand for each fixture. A girl can only dream!

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  12. I love accenting a room with different lights. Adds an individual touch very easily.

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  13. We are moving into a new home soon and I plan on making the most of feature lighting - they can look awesome!

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  14. The lighting is giving a new look to a boring stairwell.

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