To perfect your decoration, you’ll need to master lighting effects. Hot or cold, it will enable you to add a final touch to your interior design ideas
It’s the defining moment when redesigning your home. It’s up to you to define the objects, spaces and corners that you wish to put an emphasize on.
Frames, knickknacks or artworks will shine even at night if you find the right light. Use a ray of light, either from the back or the front, from the bottom or the top. It’s necessary to try out different options.
It’s always interesting to highlight a nice or a nicely decorated corner. Enlightening shelves or a bookcase also has an aesthetic effect.
With this in mind, it’s interesting to plan built-in lighting when redecorating. Discreet, they highlight your home with just the right amount of lighting.
From the top
Be careful, ceiling lights tend to make your room smaller. You can choose a lighting arrangement which enables you to mark out an enlighten space above a dining table for example.
From the floor
Logically, on the contrary, light coming from the floor will enlarge a room. You should project that light on empty walls to emphasize this effect. Make sure your light doesn’t blind you.
Try to hide electric cords which can ruin the best luminous effect.
You can shed more light on some spaces to create a contrasting effect. In a small corridor for example, it creates a luminous anchorage point when all rooms are bathed in a softened light.
At night, lighting up your rooms with candles, always brings a nice touch whether it’s in front of a mirror, on the edge of a window or on your balcony.
Your decoration can be pointed out thanks to lighting. Make sure to choose a nice back up lamp, some eccentric wall lamps or a distinguished ceiling light.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Match your lighting to the textures used for your lampshades, your ceiling or wall lamps. Plastic, paper, fabric or tarnished glass give the impression of a more homogenous atmosphere.
- Always create 2 luminous atmospheres for a single room. One can be more softened and soothing, the other more lively and dynamic.