When it comes to updating your home décor, lighting is a key detail that you need to consider. Much like artwork, standout lighting will enliven a space – so investing in the right pieces for a room is so important.
Before you start decorating, take a step back and consider the space you’re working with and create a plan that covers your lighting essentials. Planning ahead is always a good idea, as this will not only help keep your home makeover on track, but will also ensure that you invest in the right type of lighting for your space.
If aren’t sure where to start, perhaps consider the following:
• How will you use your room? For example, if your room is to be a home office, this will require more flexible, task lighting.
• Is there anything in the room that you would like to draw attention to?
• How much natural light is there?
Prompts such as this will make choosing lights much more straightforward.
Don’t be afraid to use statement lighting in a variety of ways to create interest in a room. When it comes to your dining room for example, the natural focal point of this space is your table, and so you can draw guests in by hanging stylish pendant lights from the ceiling.
In your living room, layered lighting will work wonders to create the illusion of warmth and cosiness. So look to stylish floor and table lamps, wall mounted lights and pretty candles.
Another thing to consider is that your lighting should be a continuation of a chosen theme throughout your home. So remember to repeat colour motifs, where possible, across accessories and lighting to really pull together a chosen look.
Which piece will you choose? Leave us a comment below to let us know!