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Lighting: The Necessary Accessory

Lighting may not be one of the first things you consider when you think of interior design. But for me and my team, lighting is somewhat of an unsung hero - or as we like to call it, "the jewelry of a home." It's a vital addition to any successful design. From setting the mood to highlighting architectural features, let's explore the crucial role lighting plays:


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Mood Maker


The right lighting can set the mood of a room instantly. Warm, dim lighting creates a cozy, intimate atmosphere perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. In contrast, bright, cool lighting fosters a lively and energetic environment, ideal for kitchens and workspaces. By adjusting the intensity and color temperature of your lighting, you can completely change how a space feels.




Perception Player


Lighting also plays a crucial role in altering the perception of space. Well-placed lighting can make small rooms appear larger and more open, while strategically dimming certain areas can add depth and dimension to a flat space. Recessed lighting, wall sconces, and uplighting can all be used to manipulate space perception effectively.


Highlight Helper


Lighting can be used to support other features within your design. Accent lighting, such as spotlights or track lighting, can draw attention to a piece of art, a fireplace, or a unique structural element. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the space but also allows you to showcase your personal style and preferences.


Balance Bringer


Balancing functionality with aesthetics is a key aspect in interior design. Task lighting, such as under-cabinet lights in kitchens or reading lamps in study areas, ensures that spaces are practical and user-friendly. At the same time, ambient lighting and decorative fixtures add to the overall aesthetic, creating a harmonious and well-designed environment.


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Lighting is a powerful tool that can completely transform a space. By carefully considering the type, placement, and intensity of lighting, you can create a home that is not only functional but also visually stunning and emotionally uplifting. Whether you’re redesigning a single room or your entire home, never underestimate the transformative power of good lighting.

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