Skip to content

Lighting ideas to add style and warmth

Lighting is one of the most important factors in creating the right ambience for your living space

By Amy Saunders  | July 12, 2021 | Category

Picture: Unsplash

Lighting is one of the most important factors in creating the right ambience for your living space. It determines the functionality of the room, affects mood and should complement your dècor. According to the experts, every room should feature three types of lighting. The first is ambient lighting, which serves the purpose of lighting up the entire room uniformly and illuminates as much as possible. The best picks for ambient lighting include ceiling fixtures, LED downlights and chandeliers.

Next, you need to have focal/task lighting which should be installed in a specific place of a room such as a reading nook or home office. Focal lighting shouldn’t be too bright or harsh and the best light fittings to go for are pendant lights, desk and floor lamps and downlight fixtures. The third type of lighting you will need is accent lighting which will focus on a specific point of the room and adds the illusion of space. The type of fixtures you should look for are under-cabinet or slimline bars, track lights and wall-mounted fixtures.

Now that you have some expert advice on how to light up a room, here are a few design and style ideas to consider for your living space.