Lighting is known as the ‘fourth dimension’ – and rightly so, because it has the ability to make the spaces feel like the bigger and better versions of themselves. Not sold on this idea? Here are 5 spaces that verify the magic of awesome lighting:
1. Going two-fold
The lighting in this dining room is two-fold – part of the space is gorgeously rendered in the glow of natural light while the rest is amplified by the stunning statement light fixture. Both of them work in tandem to deliver a wholesome look that sets this room apart. The excellent combination of artificial and natural lighting delivers a true experiential space.
2. Offsetting materials
Light is a very versatile thing – it reacts differently with various materials. Sometimes it reflects, other times it absorbs and enhances. The former concept has been articulated in the design of this study desk. The recessed lights installed under the cabinets reflect their glow straight off from the glass surface that is installed below, and the overall effect of this sequence is truly gorgeous.
3. When you need to make a statement
Some spaces don’t really need the ambient light – they have enough of that to begin with. But they do, however, benefit from the use of a statement light fixture. This study nook is one of those spaces. Dressed in the uniform of neutral woods and blacks, the circular cluster pendant hung right above it acts in a purely ornamental capacity and works wonders to enhance the ambiance of the space.
4. Those elongated shelves
Singaporean homeowners have embraced and popularized the trend of horizontal in-built shelves. They’re the modernized version of a niche and are usually finished in a contrasting colour or material to make it stand out. But many people embellish it with hidden cove lights as well so that there is more depth and dimension to its design in the long run.
5. When you’ve got statement shelves
Smaller statement shelves within their larger in-built counterparts are another Singaporean trend that has taken the world by storm. But what makes them really magical is when they are installed with hidden lights that enhance the beauty of the accessories that you feature in them.