Designers, architects and stylists are well versed in the impact of lighting. No element can instantly set the tone of a space quite like lighting, and yet many of us are just making do with the inferior lighting sources available to us. What a waste! If you are still cringing every time you flick on the light, then this article is for you and might be the prompt you need to call All Electrics in Croydon to assist with a light renovation. Here are 7 ways that lighting can impact a space.
First and foremost, your lighting should be aiding the function of a space. That means highlighting staircases, dining areas and really any area which requires further light for a functional home. You can see this done very well in dim-lit environments where the stronger lighting sends non-verbal cues to patrons about where to order, exit and so on. Don’t underestimate the impact lighting has on your homes functional output.
If a room in your home is lacking a final touch, then a statement lighting fixture might be exactly what you are looking for. You might choose something that hangs low, like pendant lighting, or you can even choose a modern chandelier that hangs long from the ceiling. There is more than just downlights to play with, so consider how you can add some life to a space with lighting that has the personality to transform the space.
Syncing your lighting with your smart home system is a great way to have a seamless experience at home. There is so much that is possible today with smart lighting and available through one keystroke, so work with an electrician to hook your lighting up to your phone or a remote and control the mood to be exactly as you like, whenever you like.
Bring some colour to the room
Instead of white or metal, why not shake it up and choose brightly coloured lighting fixtures for your home. If that doesn’t sound like your style, you might find that a bold black lighting fixture adds nicely to the colour balance of your room. If you are quite serious about injecting colour into the space, some homes actually have the modality to change the colour of the light – but this won’t be for everyone! If you want to play it safe but have options, you can have white and yellow light options.
Upgrade your design
If you want to elevate the design aesthetic of your home but don’t know where to start, your lighting could be a great central feature. You won’t find edgy lighting options at your local store, so start the hunt now for a lighting feature that is modern but also speaks to you and what you are trying to achieve at home. You also want to consider that perhaps your lighting option does not come from the ceiling or walls and might even be a standing feature – be open to everything.
Highlight your art
Galleries always have the lighting absolutely perfect, as they highlight hero pieces so naturally that we guide our eyes to these masterpieces. You can achieve the same thing at home and choose to have up or downlights projecting onto your prized art and making it a feature in the home. Now you don’t want to overdo this, but rather make that space on the wall or ground a little more lit – subtlety is key.
Day into night
Do you have a lighting option for the day and afternoon and one for the night? You might think this is overkill, but it is really a movement with more and more households realising the impact that lighting has on a space. Your evening light should be soft and comfortable – lit enough to get things done but guiding you into the evening. Your day and afternoon lighting should be bright and covering each area comprehensively.
Did any of these lighting techniques inspire you to do something a little bit different at home? Chances are you will not implement every single one of these tips, so take what is right for your home and enjoy the impact that lighting can have on a space.