Good lighting can make all the difference between a boring and an Instagramable space! The creative use of lighting is a highly subjective matter – some may like what’s been done while others may have differing opinions on the matter. However, it’s always good to do a little bit of experimentation – you never know what you might end up with. So here are 5 creative ways you can use light in your interior designs:
1. Fixture above the bed
While topping off the center of a bedroom ceiling with a grand light fixture is quite common, placing one near the headboard is a bit of a stretch, right? Well, not necessarily. Take a look at this image – the horizontal light fixture that is suspended over the pillows features a beautiful opaque appearance that creates an amazingly unique overall ambiance. This can definitely turn out to be a new trend.
2. Recessed lights in shelving
Want to glam up your shelving? You can definitely do so by installing strip LEDs into the recesses of your shelves. This can create a beautiful backlit aesthetic that can highlight your accessories, books and décor even better. However, it’s also important to note that this particular lighting technique can be a bit expensive – customized carpentry and all – so unless you can afford it, it’s best you look at something else.
3. Pendent lights
Pendent lights have become such a ubiquitous part of our interior designs. They provide both, a decorative as well as a functional element to the ambiance, and are available in quite a number of designs. You can use them in clusters or single pieces. Clusters are usually set above breakfast bars and nooks, while single pieces look best hung over dining tables.
4. Central fixture
Large ambient light fixtures like chandeliers are an amazing way to complement the style of your interior designs. Classic crystal, Murano and Baltic chandeliers look gorgeous in traditional style interior designs, but these days you can find some stunning contemporary pieces to complement modern interior designs as well.
5. Ceiling recesses
Customized false ceilings with recesses are another awesome way for you to artfully implement lighting design in your interiors. You can have these recesses designed in any shape or form, and can even install recessed LED strip lights into them for the best effect.