5 Things you need to know for your lighting design!!

Lighting is everything in interiors. Good lighting can take a mediocre space and make it utterly spectacular and quite frankly I am a bit obsessed! 

Key elements to consider when choosing your lights are:

1. Size and Location

Understand the width and height of the space and how long your lights will need to be? For example having low hanging lights over your bed may look great, but a little ahem "movement" may cause damage! Similarly consider head room in kitchen and island lights.

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 Don't be afraid to supersize! This works really well in dark interiors where the scheme can be lifted with beautiful large statement lights

Don't be afraid to supersize! This works really well in dark interiors where the scheme can be lifted with beautiful large statement lights

2. Ambience

The emission of light creates ambience, so decide if what you want, is bright and beautiful or dark and seductive!

 LED lighting can create a funky feature in staircase design while doubling up as a night light :)

LED lighting can create a funky feature in staircase design while doubling up as a night light :)

 Good lighting design is paramount in a cinema room. Clever backlights and low level table lamps, create the perfect ambieence.

Good lighting design is paramount in a cinema room. Clever backlights and low level table lamps, create the perfect ambieence.

3. Maintenance & Practicality

A really important consideration especially in areas like kitchens. Will it be easy to clean dirt and grease build up on your light fixtures? In certain designs such as the globe pendants a build up of grime will have a massive impact in the quality of light emitted.

 Use lights at different levels to create different atmospheres for different times. For example in the kitchen above, LED lights can be used in the evening, whereas ceiling lights can be used during the day. Both used in conjunction give a fun atmospheric vibe. The simple drum design used here for both ceiling and pendant lights are easy to clean and ideal to use in a kitchen.

Use lights at different levels to create different atmospheres for different times. For example in the kitchen above, LED lights can be used in the evening, whereas ceiling lights can be used during the day. Both used in conjunction give a fun atmospheric vibe. The simple drum design used here for both ceiling and pendant lights are easy to clean and ideal to use in a kitchen.

4. Statement

Areas with high ceilings such as hallways can be brought to life with statement lighting, so these are areas where you can really go wild with the lighting design. 

 In a living room lighting that is not central can create a fantastic opportunity for statement lights where you are not restricted by height!

In a living room lighting that is not central can create a fantastic opportunity for statement lights where you are not restricted by height!

 A very simple interior can be brought to life with elaborate statement lights, you really don't need anything else!

A very simple interior can be brought to life with elaborate statement lights, you really don't need anything else!

5. Don't forget the Walls!

Wall lighting can be easily forgotten with all the wonderful pendants on the market. But used well, wall lights can create a wonderful warm and inviting ambience. Used in addition to ceiling lights, you can also have a lot of fun with wall lighting. Neons are hot trend at the moment and can be customised to your requirements for a really fun and quirky accessory!

 Wall lights work really well in hallway design and add instant interest

Wall lights work really well in hallway design and add instant interest

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