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Interior Design 101: Contemporary lighting for your interiors

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Flor Brass Ceiling Pendant Light Black Fabric shade/ Flor Nickel Floor Lamp Brass Lighting Fabric Lampshade: modern  by Luxury Chandelier, Modern
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We don’t need to be telling you about the importance of getting your interiors’ lighting correct. Far more than just colour, pattern and texture, your choice of lighting fixtures also need to provide the ideal glow and warmth for the room’s purpose, whether it’s cooking, bathing, or reading. 

Fortunately, lighting options have improved quite dramatically over the past few years. Today, we are treated to a myriad of choices to add illumination, use as little power as possible, and complement our furnishings and décor as best possible.

Let’s take a look at some choice options for contemporary indoor lighting, as well as which professionals to contact for said lighting designs. 

1. For your kitchen and bathroom

Classic luxury chandelier for kitchen island with decor and patina finishes by Luxury Chandelier Classic Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Classic luxury chandelier for kitchen island with decor and patina finishes

Luxury Chandelier

Good eyesight is crucial in a space where boiling surfaces and sharp objects are to be found. To properly illuminate your entire space, we recommend recessed lighting for a contemporary lighting style. Task lighting, like LED rope above your kitchen countertop, is perfect for illuminating chopping- and boiling surfaces.

As for your bathroom, try a combination of recessed lighting and a well-lit mirror, especially if you use this space for your daily makeup rituals. 

2. Lighting your living room

Silver Versace lamp shades for finest living room in modern style Modern living room by Luxury Chandelier Modern Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Silver Versace lamp shades for finest living room in modern style

Luxury Chandelier

When it comes to contemporary lighting versus traditional ones, the former is less prone to ornate details. That means your living room’s layered lighting doesn’t have to be that detailed or busy if you opt for contemporary designs. 

Ensure your home’s most sociable space is illuminated properly via one central ceiling fixture, two wall sconces on either side of a console, and a handful or table- / floor lamps in clean designs. 

3. Track- and picture lighting

Flor Nickel Floor Lamp Brass Lighting Fabric Lampshade/ Flor Brass Ceiling Pendant Light Black Fabric shade: modern  by Luxury Chandelier, Modern Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Flor Nickel Floor Lamp Brass Lighting Fabric Lampshade/ Flor Brass Ceiling Pendant Light Black Fabric shade

Luxury Chandelier

Focused light ensures additional illumination is spread in a certain direction. It also ups the layering of an already establishing lighting plan. 

A welcoming alternative to recessed lighting is adding track lighting to the ceiling, allowing you to swivel the lights in a particular direction. Then again, adding a picture lighting or wall sconce (or even a pendant) near your wall art can also ensure everyone knows where their attention is supposed to be. 

4. What about pendants?

Black Loft Ceiling Single Pendant Light Brass lights: minimalist  by Luxury Chandelier, Minimalist Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Black Loft Ceiling Single Pendant Light Brass lights

Luxury Chandelier

Pendants have their potential, yet sacrifices need to be made in certain cases (like a kitchen with a low ceiling). But if you’re fortunate enough to have high ceilings, rest assured that there’s no ‘wrong’ place for pendants. They can style up anything from a narrow hallway to a spacious bedroom. 

Just be sure to see what materials and finishes are already present in your space (i.e. wood, metal, glass) before deciding on the correct type of pendants. You don’t want a multitude of different materials and colours adding a cluttered look to your room, do you? 

5. The materials of your lighting fixtures

Artu Glass Designer Lamp Luxury Chandeliers 10 Armed Glass Lamp Shades Brass Lighting Inspiration Classic style dining room by Luxury Chandelier Classic Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

Artu Glass Designer Lamp Luxury Chandeliers 10 Armed Glass Lamp Shades Brass Lighting Inspiration

Luxury Chandelier

Speaking of materials, contemporary lighting fixtures are more about sleek surfaces than anything else. Some of the more popular materials options for contemporary designs include:

• Brass

• Glass

• Aluminium

• Fabric (serving as the variable in different colour palettes)

• Acrylic (high-quality acrylic can be perfect for designing porcelain-like finishes). 

6. London’s premium lighting professionals

White bedroom with elegant Chandelier Lighting ZEVIO 6 Lights Bedroom: classic  by Luxury Chandelier, Classic Copper/Bronze/Brass
Luxury Chandelier

White bedroom with elegant Chandelier Lighting ZEVIO 6 Lights Bedroom

Luxury Chandelier

London-based Luxury Chandelier is a team of professionals committed to first-rate lighting designs. With the company’s unique collection of lighting designs and –fixtures ideal for any room (and any design style), Luxury Chandelier can be relied upon for anything from golden pendants dangling above a kitchen island to an eye-catching chandelier demanding attention in an entryway. 

Another factor that aids in Luxury Chandelier’s popularity is the way in which this professional designs is wide range of lights. No mass-produced pieces to be found here, for Luxury Chandelier is committed to unique craftsmanship and an utmost artistic sense for each individual lighting fixture. That is why Luxury Chandelier, which has proven to be one of London’s most reliable online lighting stores, is able to meet the high-class demands of its ever-growing list of clients.

Keeping in mind what you just learned about interior lighting, let’s scope out The lavish lake house of everybody’s dreams.

Which room in your home could do with some new, contemporary lighting fixtures?
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