Lighting and Mood
by Jendar Interior Design
The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with colour selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.
The lighting in a room either provides illumination for the entirety of the room, or it highlights very specific elements creating accent lighting. Hung from the ceiling, the adjustable necks and lamps can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, the vase of flowers on an entryway table or the bar top or kitchen island. Consider mounting them on the walls. Wall sconces are making their way back in design.
Special picture and mirror frames also have built-in lighting to highlight specific areas on a wall. This type of lighting is achieved by LED strip lighting and is a very economic way of adding a feature in itself. Very popular in bathroom designs at the moment and adding a luxe look. Recessed lighting can be used in floors and ceilings to create vertical beams of light as opposed to an overall glow from central light fixtures hanging from a ceiling.
Large pendant lighting is also very popular in home design at the moment and really adds a wow factor. Whether it be over a kitchen island bench, dining table or empty corner. Be creative and more often than not, simple statement of lighting can make an old room look fabulous.
Always have lights installed by a licensed electrician.