Decorating with lighting is about creating the kind of feeling that you want for each room, as well as the appearance. With a few fun tip, we can help you change your space to achieve a physical appearance as well as a new ambience that will keep your environment fresh and inviting.
1. Before you begin to enhance your space, figure out what your goals are. Are you going for ambience, or to complete a specific task? Next, ask yourself if you feel the way you think you should in each space. Is there enough light in the kitchen to keep you from cutting yourself? Is your living room warm and inviting, or is it too bright and sterile like a dentist's waiting room?
2. Updating your environment doesn't need to be a reinvention of the wheel. Simply changing out a tired ceiling lamp with a new, modern ceiling light can change the way a room looks and feels. Don't be afraid of trying new things, but don't ignore the simple choices, either.
3. Repetition can create unity. Add a few matching modern wall lights down a hallway, or some pendants that run the length of a room and you can tie together otherwise separated spaces in a room or in an entire home.
4. Task-based lighting doesn't need to be bland. Modern pendant lights over a kitchen island will give you the brightness you need to work safely and efficiently, while allowing you to find a design that fits your decor.
5. Try adding multiple sources to a room rather than relying on one, intense fixture. A modern floor or table lamp can be placed near a wall or used to highlight key pieces of furniture or art. When you no longer rely on one central source, rooms will seem larger and more welcoming.
6. Mix the old and the new. Vintage furniture, such as tables or chairs, is the perfect opportunity for you to see what happens when you juxtapose old styles with contemporary fixtures. A modern table lamp on a vintage table lets each piece stand on their own while they create something new together.
7. Add this in unexpected places for dramatic effect. Pendants in the bathroom? It could work! A floor lamp on the table, or a table lamp on the floor? You won't know how much you love it until you give it a shot.