Light is a powerful tool, and as an element of design it must be carefully planned to suit the space it is illuminating.
Good lighting changes and transforms a space, creates depth and height, cosy spots, and draws attention to your most impressive areas. It’s all about the balance of light and shade and bringing new energy to an interior.
To fully understand how vital lighting in interior design is, we’re going to mention why lighting matters, as well as how it can help transform space.
Darker colors make a place feel cramped and smaller, while lighter colors do the exact opposite.
If you want to transform a small room to look like it’s much bigger, you need light-colored walls to make the room breathe. Here’s a fact: “The illusion of space is defined by light reflected off of the surfaces of the walls.”
The more you illuminate the walls, the more you can bend that illusion of space and make it look bigger, more spacious. Additionally, the use of directional lighting can make the wall colors softer.
Also, the main goal of using light in any interior setting is to serve a purpose. Different types of spaces have different lighting requirements.
For example, In office spaces it is important that workers can complete their tasks, often involving reading printed documents or working at a computer. In retail the lighting should be designed to allow the product to shine (pun intended).
Artificial and natural lighting can change the way we perceive space. The primary role of lighting in interior design is to help with the illusion of space.
In case that natural lighting isn’t available, you can use centrally hanging lights, wall sconces, and corner lamps to brighten a room and create a visual illusion of a larger space. This is highly applicable in any interior setting – office or home.
Natural lighting is always a better option when compared to artificial light. It does a much better job at showing off colors while it bounces off reflective surfaces, adding to the entire visual space.
Since lighting is mostly and commonly used to change the mood of a room, designers use lighting to create working and living environments according to the requirements of their clients.
Both artificial and natural lighting have a physiological and psychological impact on how people perceive space.
Private offices, reception areas, meeting rooms, and break out spaces should all have a different atmosphere. That’s why designers use different types and styles of lighting in interior design.
This is the very essence of interior design. From materials used and the choice of furniture to the color schemes, everything has to be perfectly harmonized and balanced to create the right effect.
The only element needed to achieve a cohesive design fluidity is the lighting. This component helps create a compelling interior design statement and enhance any design choice required.
Let’s take a look at some lighting ideas that I found on Pinterest and liked the most ⬇️⬇️☺️
- Candle holders
- Table Lamps
- Hanging Lights
- Floor Lamps
- Wall Lighting
Insufficient lighting will make family members and friends avoid the areas, while also making a room feel cramped, so be creative and choose the right lighting for the comfort of your family 🤗😄
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