How to use Lighting in Interior Design

When it comes to interior design there is always one element which is often overlooked, when really it is easily one of the most important and can make all the difference to a room.

This is the lighting, and when you know how to use lighting it has the ability to make any room much, much more welcoming and attractive, but for some reason people will either overlook it or address it towards the end.

lighting in interior design

Lighting can be used to establish mood and atmosphere, and it can also be used to draw attention to certain aspects of the room such as artwork or a set of photographs, and when done right you will notice it as soon as you enter a room.

There are a huge range of lighting types to choose from, a few including spotlights, ceiling lights, wall brackets, table lamps, floor lamps, pendants, chandeliers and lots, lots more. It is a good idea to think about what style(s) of lighting you want to use in the room before you start decorating, and if you will want to accentuate certain areas, leave some spaces in the dark or simply have the whole area being light and welcoming.

It is important to keep in mind though that it is very easy to overdo it when it comes to lighting, and you do not want too many sources as this can make the room uncomfortable to be in, and of course it won’t be good for your energy bills too. Similarly, remember that natural light will play a big role in illuminating the room too, so think about how many windows you have and how they will affect the room.

Using Light Sources as Decoration

It is not just the light itself that can be used to set tone and atmosphere in the room, you can also get some very stylish and decorative lighting sources. This may include polished chrome floor lamps, decorative ceiling pendants, chrome swivel spotlights and lots more, and when selecting the type of light source it is worthwhile thinking about your interior design style as it will need to compliment this.

For the widest range of lights and some unique items you will need to visit a lighting superstore, like Scotlight Direct, and these superstores should have everything you need to use lighting as part of the interior design of each room in your home.

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