There is nothing quite like a well-lit space. It can make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating an inviting atmosphere. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to light up your home or workspace, you’ve come to the right place. Here are ten tips for achieving just the right level of illumination.
During the renovation of spaces, lighting is THE resource par excellence in interior architecture, just by changing the lighting of a room you can achieve incredible transformations. That is why it is essential to think about what kind of situations you want to generate in different spaces and choose different types of lighting that can be turned on or off to achieve these different climates or environments.
In this case, we are going to see 10 CREATIVE IDEAS so you can give a new life to any space in your home. These spaces which are essential in every home, are often wasted with a simple light fixture or a table or floor lamp.
1. Pendant lights:
Pendant lights are an excellent resource to use on side tables or corners, you can combine different fixtures, heights, and levels creating different lighting effects.
2. Floor Lights:
Lights don’t always have to be on the ceiling, you can create interesting effects by using floor lamps, lights under the stairs, or on the baseboards.
3. Furniture Lighting:
Lighting in bookcases, floating shelves, or television furniture helps you complement the lighting scheme of the room.
4. Hidden Light in Ceiling:
You can place lights in throats, or create perimeter lighting and even lower ceiling sectors with drawers and place lights to generate a different effect on the ceiling.
Try to combine different light fixtures, such as a pendant light on one side of the sofa and a floor lamp on the other, or different types of light, one diffused and the other direct. The key to these combinations is balance.
6. Colored lights:
A not-so-usual and a bit risky idea is to incorporate colored lights. You can combine several colors or just one, use it as a tool to give prominence to an element of your living room, or generate a particular effect. It is a resource that gives a lot of personality to your environment.
7. Pictures with hidden light behind:
If you have a wall of photos, paintings, or artwork in your living room, you have two ways to give it another valuable light. The first is to add direct light to these elements highlighting them in space and the second is to illuminate them indirectly playing with the volume of these elements.
8. Wall arms:
It is not very common, but it can be very practical to use a wall lamp with a long arm in some situations where you may not have space to place a floor lamp or you can not make the electrical connection in the ceiling.
9. Hidden light in the curtain track:
You have two ways to do it: placing hidden lighting behind a valance or placing some spots in front generating a more punctual effect on the curtain.
10. Wall lights / Lines of light:
This idea is super creative and will give a unique touch to your living room. You can use lines of lights on the walls to create compositions in themselves generating various effects such as artwork, rhythm, or patterns on the walls.
3 Final tips for you to work on your lighting scheme:
Try to distribute the lighting in an environment in a way that generates a sense of balance in your spaces. There should not be areas with a lot of light and areas with a lot of shadow as this gives a feeling of imbalance.
be super intentional with the lighting you place, let each one fulfill a purpose… (don’t let your spaces look like a Christmas tree).
make sure you can turn on each light source separately so you can play around and create various moods and scenes by turning the different fixtures on and off.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, or maybe just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, look no further. We’ve put together a list of 10 ways to light up your home with style and personality. So whether you’re looking for an understated elegant solution or something that makes a bold statement, we’ve got you covered. Ready to see what we came up with? Give us a call at 832-909-7903 and let us help make your home lighting dreams come true!