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Decorative Lighting Design

Bring out your Interior Design Theme

A key factor in lighting design is to utilise the lighting to bring out and enhance the interior design. A fundamental factor here is to match the style of lighting, for example, utilise contemporary lights or traditional lighting to complement the interior design theme. Then by example, if your interior design has architectural features like pillars, for instance, then use narrow beam angle accent lights to bring them to life. At the other extreme if the style is classical Victorian, then complement the traditional furnishings with traditional crystal chandeliers.

Kitchen Lighting

These days base kitchen lighting ordinarily consists of a matrix of ceiling lights which will provide the base functional lighting for the space. However, be sure to complement these with some stylist pendants or crystal lighting for a traditional kitchen to add some glamour and style into the space. Then to bring out the cabinets you can recess LED strip underneath the edge of the work tops, which then will wash light across the cabinet doors or if you are feeling ambitious then use RGB colour controlled strip.
Kitchen Lighting
Complement this with under-cabinet lighting which can be either achieved by using LED strip or cabinet lights and why not operate these with hand wave sensors to introduce some modern but effective control. If the budget allows then cornice LED strip hidden in recesses can also be used to provide an elegant wash across the ceiling and if you are feeling really ambitious then have a fibre optic star light section above the island. These are some ideas which can be combined effectively to produce a stunning effect.

The Dining and Living Room

I am always in favour of ceiling lights in a dining room, which can either be modern or traditional crystal which in larger rooms can be complemented by wall lights. Bring the lights down to a height of about 4 feet above the dining room table so you get a good visual impact from the light but it is not obtrusive when you are looking at the person across the table. By contrast the living room can be far more free style with either spot lights combined with LED strip washing across the ceiling, or by using some carefully positioned decorative ceiling lighting with classical shades to match the room decor. Dining Room Lighting

Lighting Control

Control of the lighting is an important aspect of any lighting concept. If the budget is constrained then this can be done by using good quality LED dimmers and hand help remote RGB controllers for LED strip combined with occupancy sensors for bathrooms and occasional use rooms. Alternatively, if the budget permits then use a lighting control system so you can set lighting themes for the different rooms dependent on the usage. For example a living area might have 3 themes for relaxation, TV viewing and reading. These 3 themes would then allow the different lights, typically ceiling lights, wall lights and LED strip to be set to appropriate levels for each scene. On entering the room you can then simply push the appropriate theme button and the lights will be set accordingly.

bedroom lighting

The decorative lighting design scheme should add an extra drama in terms of making the interior design more dramatic and provide the necessary illumination to the living space. Plus, the lighting design should include fixtures that are fully dimmable and simple to use.

Types of decorative lighting

Decorative lighting includes:
  • Chandeliers and sconces
  • Lanterns and pendants
  • Lamps and ceiling surface lights
  • Other forms of traditional lighting

Layers of Decorative lighting



Hang chandeliers from the ceiling to give dining rooms and foyers general illumination



Pendants are powerful ceiling-hung decorative fixtures for any home. They are used for hanging luminaires in offices and restaurants.

Ceiling Luminaire.

ceiling Luminaire

Similar to pendants, these type of luminaries are closely mounted to the ceiling.



Scones, a type of decorative lighting, are usually ornate or wall-mounted luminaires. These type of lighting exhibits a variety of styles—including crystal fixtures featuring flame-tip lamps and modern designs.



Lanterns, a type of outdoor luminaires, are usually mounted to ceilings, poles, and walls.

SLBs Decorating Lighting Services

SLB lighting services

High-level attention to detail, unparalleled lighting design experience, meticulous forethought, as well as abundant creativity are the cornerstones of SLB’s decorative lighting design. SLB understands your needs and will leverage on its years of experience to unleash superior décor concepts. From automated LED Lighting Design, fresh floral creation, multimedia video displays, overhead rigging support, to facets of garden lighting, SLB will only make your home or office better with decorative lighting.
Our decorative lighting design schemes will create a warm, welcoming, relaxing space that adds some class and makes the surrounding more exciting.