“Lighting is a perfect way to create a wintery feel in any room, just dim the lights and light lots of candles, it really changes the mood and creates a feeling of warmth.” This is one of Kelly Hoppen‘s interior design tips on facebook this week and we couldn’t agree more.
Winter has come to stay for a while but this means that you have an opportunity to enjoy even more the cosiness and warmth of your home. Lamps can help creating a really confortable and warm environment and if they are stylish and sophisticated, they can really transform your home decor.
Here is our selection of luxury lighting design for your dream home by one of the best lighting brands of 2013 – and a interior design trend to follow in 2014, for sure – Delightfull. Take a look, see lighting designer Lucy Martin‘s tips on the way and enjoy our suggestions.
Lighting tip #1
Lighting tip #2
“The more idea a lighting designer has about finishes, furniture layout, joinery details, and an understanding of how the house will flow, are essentials to getting the lighting as good as it can be. A well lit room is used. A badly lit room is abandoned very early on!”
Lighting tip #3
“Good lighting sets the tone and creates the atmosphere in a room. The key is to understand the use of that room and apply the relevant lighting to ensure it functions well. For example a laundry or utility room will be well served with glare free compact fluorescent, whereas a study will require particular attention to task lighting. An open plan living/dining/kitchen needs to have several different circuits of lighting, perhaps a mix of LED spots and low level floor washers, LED undercupboard task lights, and mains voltage lamp light to create depth and texture in the space.”
Lighting tip #4
“The golden rule of good lighting design is to use the right type of light fitting in the right position. A good rule of thumb is to question the function of every fitting. If it does not have a specific task you should delete it from a scheme. Beware scattering fittings throughout for ‘general infill’. These will light only the floor and visually ‘close a space down’.”
Lighting tip #5
“Directional recessed spot light used correctly to bounce reflected light off walls is the best way to open out a space. Your eye is always drawn to the brightest point thus reflected light will make a small space appear larger.”
Lighting tip #6
“You get what you pay for with light fittings. Get the best you can afford. It really does make a difference to the space that you live in. Your lighting is as important as the structure of your house. If it’s not good, the interior just won’t work however much money you spend on your interior design.”
Which suggestion would you choose for your home?