It’s amazing how just one simple interior item can influence a viewer’s perspective on how a place looks. Lightning is one of the most important features when it comes to home décor and it can contribute to how good, or not so good a space looks. Just a slight difference and a light can cast too much or too little shadow, completely changing how a space looks.
However, fitting the correct lights for the home may not be the easiest task especially if you’re not sure what complements a larger space or what suits smaller spaces better. At homify we have a variety of expert interior decorators like the team at HATCH INTERIOR STUDIO DND BHD. With the help of experienced pros, you no longer need to be restless and worried about “getting the combinations right”.
In this ideabook, we’ve highlighted some basics to the different types of lighting options.
This is your “regular” or general lighting that can be used in different fixtures around your home, like these beautiful loop fixtures above. General or ambient lighting emits a softer glow that doesn't cast huge, long shadows and is just the right amount of light to allow you to function in a space.
Chandeliers are always a good option, especially if you want to add a touch of glam into your home. They are usually designed with attention to detail, a sense of old-world opulence and they simply ooze a grand lifestyle. Chandeliers pair well with taller ceilings as they leave so much room to have them on display.
These are a favourite among interior decorators and homeowners alike as they are not only efficient on electricity but are also a sleek and stylish way of casting light. You don’t have to have a tall ceiling to enjoy downlighters, in fact, they tend to open up small spaces because they don’t physically take up any space. They are available as “fixed downlighters”, “gimble downlighters”, and “surface mounted downlighters”. Your interior designer will know which one best suits your home.
Pendant lights are always a winner, especially if you’re going for a modern dining room or living room space for that matter. Just like chandeliers, they are best used with tall ceilings and they can vary in design, colour and texture. The interior decorators added a beautiful neutral colour pendant light in this dining room.
These types of lighting are just as their name suggests and are known to shine some extra light on the tasks that require more visuals. Task lighting includes desk lights, floor lamps, and swing arm lamps.
These are the most common lighting options and because of their simple design and application, they are the typical choice for affordability and practicality. Recessed lights are the ones that are mounted into the ceiling or wall as seen in this picture fixed to a track on the ceiling.
If you are looking to spruce up your home, and modern’s the look you’re going for, then these modern designs might inspire you.