Lighting is an essential aspect of interior design. If you do not get it right, you run the risk of having a home that looks dated, bland or dark and small. Light fixtures in the right places can bring a bright and fresh look to a property, no matter what your interior design preferences are.
You can choose to fit new lighting fixtures yourself; it’s often a simple job, as long as you make sure that the circuit breaker is switched off before you start. However, if you are not confident to do the work yourself, or you do not have time, you can seek help from Sydney electrical services, to give your home the lighting re-design that it needs.
Lighting that makes a statement
One of the most popular trends in home décor right now is making a statement with lighting fixtures. It’s all about being bold and different. This could mean opting for a large crystal chandelier, to add glamour to your living space. It could also mean buying some second hand industrial lights for a large warehouse apartment.
Making use of sconces
In most modern homes, there is little décor on the walls. The emphasis is often on neutral shades and designs. However, it helps to add a touch of colour and originality along the way. Using wall lighting sconces allows you to do this. These light fixtures attach to the wall and can be used on their own, in a room where only low levels of light are required, or in conjunction with overhead lighting in other spaces. Even if you do not want to add a great deal of emphatic design or colour to a room, you can still use sconces as they come in many different shapes and sizes, from bright and bold sunbursts to neutral coloured soft oval shapes.
Thinking creatively with ambient lighting
Ambient lighting is the main lighting in a room. In many cases, people opt for one central form of down lighting, but this is not the most creative option. Think carefully about how much light you need in a room, and what is the best way to achieve the result you need. This can include making use of natural light, as well as electric lighting. For instance, floor to ceiling windows in a garden room can help to flood the interior of your home with light, making it easier for you to remove gloomy areas that may otherwise have needed to be lit as part of your lighting design. When you are thinking about the ambient lighting in your home, remember that it does not have to include harsh down lighting; softer up lighting can be just as effective.
You can see how lighting design can help you improve the interior of your home. When you are designing your lighting do not forget to include task lighting in areas such as homework spaces or a corner office in a room. You can also add to your design with some accent lighting, to highlight decorative wall hangings or photographs and add the finishing touch to your interior décor.