“I am forever chasing lights. Light turns the ordinary into the magical” – Australian photographer, Trent Parke
Have you ever seen photographs that capture your full attention? It’s probably because of the lighting. The use of brilliant lighting by Trent parke, a street photographer won many accolades for his noteworthy work in the world of photography that is displayed in numerous places and private collections. To create a successful photograph, light is a key factor. It sets the tone, mood and atmosphere, so it is of utmost importance on how one can manipulate light completely for a spectacular image.
Light Up Your Life With Lighting Ideas For Home
In the world of entertainment lighting plays a pivotal role in creating an atmosphere of suspense, drama for jaw dropping performances. The movie Troy is a perfect example of perfect lighting that conjures up commotion, romance, and betrayal. And what is a better way to portray emotions than lighting?
You can recreate the same drama, modernity, sophistication to your home with diverse lighting options. Lights come in all shapes and sizes, warm lights, coloured, bright, dim, romantic, and even mellow available in the market for today’s homeowners at the flick of a switch. Interior design principles when combined with the latest technology can create supernatural auras.
From latest designs to boutique lighting and even energy-saving options are trending right now and sometimes it can be a difficult process to choose the best fit for a desired room.
So here we have for you is an array of lighting ideas for your dream home!
One, two, three, one, two, three, drink, throw em back, till I lose count, I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier – SIA, Singer and Songwriter.
You Don’t Need More Than Great Interior Lights For Home
Haven’t you ever had the urge to swing from a stunning chandelier and feel as light as a butterfly? Chandeliers, apart from adding that element of luxury to your home decor, also has the ability to light evenly through the wall dismissing shadows from corners. While it’s every home-owners’s dream to own a statement chandelier that stands out like a stunning piece of jewellery. There are several mid ranged ones too! A vintage metal chandelier adds a mystic visual element to your home while a classic crystal one brings in elegance. Install a dimmer switch so you can play with lighting according to the mood of the day or evening. Here is a living room lighting tip you can use. Let your chandelier be an extension of the room in question and add decor to complement it.
Come on baby, light my fire, come on baby, light my fire, try to set the night on fire – The Doors
Room Lighting Design You Can Use for Small Living Rooms
This infamous chart topping track by Amercian rock band says it all. A little light can do wonders to the mood! Some of the simplest of designs have the biggest impressions so don’t overlook the importance of table or floor lamps. You don’t require drilling or screwing just a plug point and you’re good to go! Floor lamps contribute two main aspects to your decor – they enhance the style quotient of the room and create the right ambiance. Trendy and modern floor lamps can be quickly changed or moved to a different room. When shopping for a floor lamp, it is important to think of its placement and the purpose of it – the living room, bedroom, or nursery. There are some exquisite vintage, unique shapes available in shops today that can transform your home from the ordinary to extraordinary.
Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit, There isn’t any other stair quite like this. I’m not at the bottom, I’m not at the top, So this is the stair where I always stop – Halfway Up The Stairs by Evanescence
Your Staircase Needs Illumination! Lighting Room Design Can Help
You’re hungry and you want to make a dash to the kitchen to grab a midnight snack down your beautifully lit staircase! Haven’t you had those moments when you just sit on your stairs pause a moment and space out? Adding lights to staircases raises its importance from functionality to aesthetics. Staircases are often enclosed, so light them up on either side for a regal look! Besides walking at night can be hazardous, but a lit staircase helps with that too. Stairway lighting is more than just ornamentation but the finishing touch on your serene home.
‘Sculpture is the art of intelligence’ – Pablo Picasso, Spanish Sculptor/Painter.
Living Room Lighting Ideas For That Added Sparkle
Scones are essential for your home lighting as it adds interest to an empty wall or a piece of art. They are ideal for small spaces and help free up tablespace. Avoid regular scones, and instead opt for sculptural ones that will draw attention and illuminate the entire space. These lighting options also add that element of minimalism. Decorate your wall with lights to form an installation – one that will draw attention, glamour and curiosity to an empty wall or even accentuate existing wall art. There are tons of options available online or you can hire an artisan designer to give you a scone worthy of your home!
‘Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of the structure’ – Le Corbusier, Swiss-French Architect.
Want That Lounge Lighting Feel? Dimmers Set The Mood
Put dimmers in all your lights. Nothing is as easy as adjusting the light in the room by with a dimmer in each fixture. This is better than replacing a wall switch with a dimmer that adjusts all your lights at once. In your bedroom, use a bedside light with both a dimmer and a movable shade. With lighting flexibility working or relaxing becomes more enjoyable. So don’t wait another minute, go crazy with dimmers!
‘Everybody’s the same color with the lights off’ – Cee Lo Green, Singer Songwriter.
Colour Sets The Mood: Try Yellow Light Bulbs
Colour plays a vital role when it comes to lighting, so don’t shy away from it. Bring on those bright hues in a simple room for some fun and interest. Coloured shades work wonders, especially when the lights of a room are turned on. Everything comes into perspective with proper lighting so keep experimenting with different colours and lights until you find the perfect match!
As you may have realised by now, lighting brings out the best of your home, adds drama and raises the aesthetic bar! Take time, experiment and scan all the decor magazines you can get your hands on. Take the best of ideas and inspirations that resonate with you and incorporate them in your home.