Today we’re talking about to create a layered lighting plan for your living space. Lighting is essential to bringing a cosy feeling to your home, and to creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. In a well lit living area you’ll notice that there are three different types of lighting – general, task and accent.
Different activities require different types of light. For general lighting go for overhead lamps or chandeliers – it’s the best choice for cozy illumination in your interior. If you read Tuesday’s post on warming up your home, then you’ll know we recommend using a dimmable bulb to control and prevent over-lit surfaces. Central pendant lamps help to zone the space and double as a feature piece.
GENERAL LIGHTING ROUND UP
1. Rattan Pendant from 8 Degrees South | 2. Orion Vertical Pendant from Eleven Past | 3. Replica Skygarden Pendant from Floating Designs | 4. Molecule 8 Brass from Hoi Ply | 5. In-Between Pendant from Knus
If you don’t have overhead lighting and are happy with that, choose a large arched floor lamp or wall lamp for focussed lighting in your space. Wall lamps are ideal for certain tasks, like reading or working.
TASK LIGHITNG ROUND UP
1. Beetle Timber from Studio 19 | 2. Slim Shade Matte Black Wall Light from Hoi Ploy | 3. Opal Fizz Ppp Wall Light from Eleven Past | 4. Pullchain Simple Wall Sconce From Hoi Ply | 5. Rove Wall Lamp from Aura Interiors
Low level floor lamps and table lamps are ideal for certain tasks, such as reading or working. Adjustable heads are great for dual purpose roles, where the lamps can be used as either a direct spotlight or ambient light if directed onto a wall.
ACCENT LIGHTING ROUND UP
With all the necessary lighting in place, it’s important to remember that each serves its own purposed, so mix them carefully to avoid overlighting the interior.