Lighting Tips for Home

8 Interior Design Tips on Lighting

DplusSign Studio is a reliable and well established professional design firm that offers a personalized bespoke architectural and interior design services in Surabaya that understand people and their way of living.

When thinking about the flow of space, ambience and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Brighter lights can make you feel alert and awake, where as dimmer, softer lights can be relaxing and sleep-inducing.

Here are DplusSign Studio’s tips on how to use lighting effectively to make your home feel bigger and warmer.

1. Make a lighting plan

Either starting from scratch or redecorating a space, create a mini lighting plan that tackles the essentials. Think about the purpose of each room, key features of the room you want to highlight and what architectural boundaries you may need to take into account.

2. Layer your lighting

In DplusSign Studio we take a layered approach to lighting with different light sources across different levels to create ambience and interest in a room. Use low hung pendants will create an illusion of height and clusters of lighting make large rooms seem cozier. Want to get super fancy? Accent lights that highlight art, cabinet interiors, or walls (think sconces) can add a luxe design element to a room.

3. Make sure the lighting is helpful

Consider what tasks you may be undertaking in each room where lighting can affect or aid you. Cooking requires a combination of bright downlights and recess lighting, in cabinets and above stove tops, is useful. For reading, flexible and directional lighting aimed away from you is better. Powder rooms require a combination of sidelights and downlights. Dimmers will quickly become your new best friend, providing an energy efficient and effective way to quickly change the atmosphere and warmth of a room.

4. Choose the bulb carefully

The light fixture should not be your only consideration — DplusSign Studio professionals consider the type of lightbulb is equally important. Halogen, compact fluorescent and LED bulbs come in a range of warm or cool hues. Much like the color of your walls, the type of glow you want is mostly a personal decision.

5. Use spotlights to highlight your favorites

Use lighting to subtly (or not so subtly) focus on your favorite decors, a feature wall, architectural element or key possession (like your mahogany leather sofa or winged armchair).

6. Make your guests feel welcome

Spotlights work well pointed at the center of a dining table to draw people in.

7. Light the way at night

Adding lights to stair risers is beneficial since it can be hazardous negotiating stairs, especially at night. Staircases are often enclosed, so light them from the sides or embed lights in the risers as a design element.

8. Less is more

Keep it simple and consistent theme, especially when it comes to lighting at home. Too many different styles in a sordid array throughout the home can be confusing on the eye and will cause uneasiness. Our passionate Interior Design team suggest neutral, lighter tones will open up a space and make it appear larger, statement pops of colour (e.g. through lampshades) will add interest, while darker hues add a touch of luxury and cosines

For further assistance on lighting or personalized design for your dream house, contact our talented team at
Hotline: 081 55165057.

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