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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

Chandeliers

chandelier

Hang chandeliers from the ceiling to give dining rooms and foyers general illumination. Chandeliers are great light fixtures that add charm and class to virtually any room. While brightening up the ballrooms and hallways was once a reserve for the affluent, today anyone can afford them. There’s a wide array of chandeliers design and style options; from elegant crystal, rustic antler, tiffany, traditional brass, painted-finish, Italian crystal, and wrought iron to Victorian chandeliers, the possibilities are endless. When making your purchases pay close attention to detail and prioritize authenticity. Look for a manufacturer whose chandeliers are of high quality and feature classic finishes. Good chandelier lights bring more definition to your space and enhance the appearance of other interior decor elements. Whether they’re hand-molded crystal shades or candlestick lights, your chandelier lights must be well-designed and durable. As of now, most people are so much into brushed metal and pained finishes so you can make your choices along these lines. Choosing the right size is equally important. An oversized chandelier will overwhelm a tiny room whereas a small chandelier suspended from the ceiling will look lost. Thus, you should do your research and understand the basics of choosing the perfect size that’ll add an element of drama to your space. Remember, chandeliers are designed to draw people’s attention to a particular room, so it should be splendid and distinctive.

Pendants

pendants

Pendants are powerful ceiling-hung decorative fixtures for any home. They are used for hanging luminaires in offices and restaurants.If you’re looking for an easy way to give your room a stylish look, consider using pendant lights. They’re simple, attractive, and flawless. Whether you’re placing them in your bedroom, dining room, bathroom, living room or bar area, and these sleek fixtures will never disappoint. They come in different shapes, sizes and finishes. Pendant light fittings double as practical luminaries as well as decorative statement pieces in one package. They’re usually hang on the ceiling to provide great accent or task lighting in virtually any space. The choice of a pendant light style depends on size, application as well as personal preferences. In areas where only one hanging light is needed, a foyer pendant or a chandelier would be perfect. To get the most out of these lights, style them as your room’s focal point, however, you can still install them in multiples for an exquisite look. You can as well hang the pendant lights at varying heights for a more dynamic effect. Though quite formal than traditional chandeliers, the style still provides a remarkable splash in applications requiring people’s attention. Whether you prefer ornate, vintage-inspired, or traditional pendants, you’ll surely get a fixture that suits your personal needs. But you need to pick the right size and position correctly to get the best effects.

Ceiling Luminaire.

ceiling Luminaire

Close-to-ceiling lights provide good lighting for walkways, closets, and smaller rooms. Similar to pendants, these type of luminaries are closely mounted to the ceiling. You may want to install a floor lamp or track lighting setup to achieve a more visually artistic design. For focused illumination, try out recessed lighting fixtures. And if you’re after lighting a large room featuring higher ceilings, chandeliers would be a better option. Now that you’ve decided to use close-to-ceiling lighting, it’s important to choose between flush mount and semi-flush mount fixtures. For ceilings lower than 8 inches, use flush mount lighting and for slightly higher ceilings (8 to 10 inches), you may want to utilize semi-flush mount lighting. Chandeliers and pendants are a good option for ceilings higher than 10 inches. Having low ceilings doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy various lighting styles. Close-to-ceiling (CTC) lights are available in numerous types and styles- from gorgeous Zeena lights to bubbly Moet, these classic pieces will brighten up your space, making beautiful and undeniably impressive. They also come in vintage style and provide exquisite lighting for any space. Regardless of what design you choose, close-to-ceiling lights are always sleek, spectacular, and affordable. All you need is to pick a brand that matches your personal style and you are set.

Sconces.

sconces

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. Wall sconces add ambiance as well as texture to any home. If you require more light in your bedroom, living room, or bathroom, you might need to consider buying a couple of decorative sconces. With the current trends, you’ll always find a stylish and cost-effective lighting fixture to make your room shine. Under all circumstances, your home’s lighting should feature 3 forms of lighting; accent, ambient, and task lighting. Wall sconces, when correctly utilized and positioned, can flawlessly fit into all these categories! From single-lit sconces, metal sconces, two-light sconces, tiffany sconces, pillar-candle sconces, metal sconces, and sconces with shades to pocket-style wall sconces, there’s always something to suit your style. The most attractive thing about wall sconces is their appeal and versatility. They look beautiful in every space and they offer unparalleled effectiveness as well as stylishness. For instance, you can install them near reading ones for extra light or you can fix them on specific spots to highlight a huge piece of artwork or even a fireplace structure. If a traditional look is what you’re looking for, consider installing an on-trend Tiffany sconce on both sides of your bed. Metal sconces are also a good choice for those who need a more modernized look.

Lanterns.

lanterns

Lanterns, a type of outdoor luminaires, are usually mounted to ceilings, poles, and walls. here’s perhaps nothing quite impressive as a traditional lantern lighting fixture to add a sense of sophistication into your interior décor. They come in an extensive range of styles and finishes- from antique brass (perfect for a traditional setting) to Chromes that work better for modern design concepts. Hanging a lantern on the ceiling allows you to inject some freshness and uniqueness to your home. They’re specially designed to cast special light over patios, windows, or the floor. Moreover, lanterns can also be utilized as table decorations. You can use them for both outdoor and outdoor spaces. You don’t have to spend lots of money to achieve a good lighting scheme. You can simply use inexpensive items to improve the appearance of your home. Simple things like floor lamps, paper lanterns, and reading lights can work wonders. You only need to make sure that the light is soft, bright, and stylish. It’s a great idea to have a nice bold light source but its glare should be softened for a more relaxing effect. Dimmers provide an effective way to control the brightness of light to match various times of the day/night or certain activities. When properly utilized, lanterns offer nothing short of spectacular lighting.

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.