Lighting it Right – A Guide to Choosing your Perfect Light
A well-arranged home is all about striking the right balance among functional furniture pieces, statement décor accessories and lighting. While the style, theme and color scheme of the furniture and décor accessories define the room, it is lighting that ultimately sets the mood and creates your desired ambiance. A simple change in lighting can transform the mood of the space and turn it from a dull, boring space into a cozy, inviting retreat. Here’s a guide to help you pick the right light source to bring symmetry, color, contrast, texture and of course illumination to your space.
Focus on the Mix
According to the experts you need to use a mix of lighting sources in combination with the room's natural light to maximize function, eliminate dark corners and set a mood. A successful lighting design boasts the right balance between ambient, task, and accent lighting. By creating this balance, you will be able to create the lighting for any mood and any activity with a click of a button.
Layering your light is a perfect way to infuse your space with style alongside flattering illumination.
Consider Size and Aesthetics
When we talk about the size of lighting fixtures, we are mainly talking about those statement pieces that are overheads – Chandeliers. Apart from being statement jewelry for the home, chandeliers are a central clustered light source that needs to be of the right size and style. The size of your perfect chandelier will depend on the size of your room. Too big and it will overpower the room, too small and it will look lost and out of place. The rule of the thumb here is to choose a chandelier whose diameter is directly proportional to the size of the room.
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Play with the Style
Light fittings are not only functional but also decorative objects. It is important to think about form as well as function when choosing your lighting source. To find a light that complements your décor, consider your style. Is your home modern or traditional? Eclectic or minimalist? Sleek, chrome table lamps and desk lamps are perfect for a modern interior, whereas a traditional home would suit the classic look of ceramic bases, glass shades and decorative details.
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The right lighting can really make or break a room. When done well, it lends the perfect atmosphere to help your design shine, but when done poorly, it can take away from your chosen aesthetic. Use the above mentioned tips to give your home an entirely new look.