We’re familiar with the basics of lighting at home – our accent lighting, reading lights in a cozy corner, or overhead lamps. When it comes to creating ambiance, lighting can make all the difference. But while these lights can be both beautiful and functional, there’s a world of creative possibility with lighting you probably haven’t explored yet. Here are some ways to use lighting differently – whether for functionality, setting a mood, or making a lasting statement. We hope these ideas provide décor and lighting inspiration to transform your living spaces.
Pendant Lights for Reading
Books, lamps, and hot beverages are perfect companions. Nothing epitomizes hygge quite as much! While a table or side lamp are the usual choices for reading, why not use a pendant light instead? Find one that can fall from the ceiling at the optimum reading level. It’s not only a creative lighting technique but also offers up space for more books or other knick-knacks at home.
Light as Art
To make your walls stand out, how about showcasing light as a work of art? Both functional and stunning, lighted fixtures grouped in a specific manner can bring any room to life. If you have an empty wall that needs filling, install these lights anywhere – on the walls, ceilings, hallways, or doors. To create dimension, stagger the lights at different heights along a wall. Depending on the space available, there’s plenty of scope for experimentation.
Statement Bathroom Lighting
The bathroom is an often-overlooked space when it comes to lighting. Lights typically aim to be functional and come installed at specific locations accordingly. They enhance activities like styling hair, applying make-up, or shaving. But bathroom lighting can be so much more! Try installing a chandelier to elevate any bathroom from drab to glam. It works perfectly as both ambient and statement lighting. We’re thinking of a chandelier in the center or over the bathtub. Choose lights with flattering tones instead of LED lights, despite their efficiency.
Floor Lamps for the Win Just like reading lamps, it’s time we reimagine how to use floor lamps in a room. Choose a lower than usual low lamp with a unique structure. Structural floor lamps not only illuminate the task at hand but, when done right, can provide fabulous ambient mood lighting. They’re also beautiful in themselves as décor items to fill an empty corner, next to seating, or beside a shelf.