Lighting is a key element in the design and feel of any home. In fact, the entire vibe of a room can be altered by changing the source, brightness, temperature, and placement of light. Depending on the type of house and location you live in, along with the type of feel you are going for, there are tons of lighting approaches you can take to bring your luxury home to the next level. Here are a couple tips on lighting your luxury home.
Popular Lighting Styles
There are three overarching categories that should be kept in mind when taking on a lighting design project in your luxury home:
Your specific combination of these elements will help you to achieve the look you are going for with your upcoming lighting project! Here are some of our tips on lighting designs for popular trends today, along with how these elements can be properly balanced for a stunning look:
Modern Lighting Design
Lighting techniques have been largely affected by modern interior design trends. A focus has been placed on artificial, clear, and classy lighting techniques to provide a home with a very modern feel.
A couple of common techniques are:
Cove Lighting: Cove lighting is a technique where LED light strips are placed behind a long edge. Light shows behind the edge, but the actual source of light is out of sight. This is a very classy way to achieve a well-distributed, evenly-lit room in a classy modern style.
Cool Temperatures: A room doesn’t need to be “blue” to err on the side of cool lighting temperature. Focus on brighter lights that are primarily white to get a classic modern interior lighting design.
Cozy & Deep Lighting Design
For those who are seeking a lighting design that conveys sophistication and a degree of “deepness”, we recommend strategies that create poorly distributed lighting, warmer temperatures, and an overall darker room.
Dark Lamps: Look for lamps with darker shades. Black, dark blue or purple, or deep grays help to keep the light projecting up and down rather than out. This strategy is particularly helpful to create lighting “zones”, instead of projecting light to a whole room.
Warm Temperatures: Warmer light bulbs give a room a very inviting and cozy feel. They also keep lighting zones from appearing harsh or overbearing.
There are dozens of approaches you can take to lighting projects, and each will create a different feel in your luxury home. It’s often best practice to narrow your options to a selection between a couple popular styles, such as the aforementioned: Modern Lighting, and Cozy & Deep Lighting designs. Modern lighting approaches are focused on creating evenly distributed, bright, and cooler temperature lighting, whereas cozy lightning is focused on a darker atmosphere with warmer segregated lighting “zones”.
Try out one of the methods above to give your luxury home a beautiful interior lighting design this season! And as always, if you have any custom home design questions, please reach out to Tony McClung at 214-668-7802.