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.Lighting Plan Considerations

Great lighting can make a room come alive, while badly placed lighting can be dull and uninspiring.

Getting the lighting right, should be the focus at the start of every interior design.

Here are some of the key considerations when designing a lighting plan for your interior.

  • Don’t eliminate natural light where possible – use reflective features in a room to reflect natural light and create the illusion of a larger space. It also makes the room feel more welcoming.

entry to home with a hanging glass shard pendant

  • Use more than one light source – you should incorporate task and accent lighting in your home (if you don’t, check out our explainer blog HERE). Never use only one light in a room. *Also use matching colour temperatures, as contrasting would make for some grim viewing*
  • Ceiling light for room height – if your room has a low ceiling, a flush or semi-flush fitting is best suited to provide the light effect and output required. If your room provides a bit of space in this direction, consider a chandelier or pendant light.

amber tinted glass pendants above kitchen island

  • Materials – if your interior has brass features, then it’s a no-brainer to choose a light that incorporates some brass into its design and fits the interior. The materials used in the design of a light are almost as important as the shade itself these days.

pendant lights in kitchen

  • Colour Temperature – Colour temperature is extremely important when designing a lighting plan as it sets the mood of the room. Our best advice here is to keep bright lights to the rooms that need them, such as bathrooms and kitchens and keep a warmer light in the remaining rooms.

amber tint glass globe wall light

  • Lighting isn’t just functional – while lighting your room is an essential requirement for practical reasons, it also brings a decorative element to your interior. Cast your personal style and personality over a room with a well-chosen lamp. Find the balance between function and form and transform your lighting plan into a work of art.

modern LED light with mirrored arms

  • Don’t be afraid of innovation and modern lighting designs. Throughout the ages, there have been many innovations (the lightbulb being a prime example) and LED lights are another. Consumer confidence in LED bulbs is now at an all-time high. As LED innovations and advancements have reached a level high enough to encourage trust. However, the advancements and contemporary designs are a stretch too far for some. To put minds at ease: these lights are designed to last between 15-30 years. Do you have any lights that old in your home today?

contemporary led ceiling light in children's bedroom

If you have any questions regarding interior lighting, feel free to send us an email. You can email us at: hello@maxlite.ie or contact us on our Facebook/Instagram profiles.

Check our previous lighting blogs here:

If you’re in and about Letterkenny, Donegal, pop in and see our lights and mirrors! You can find us in Callaghans Electrical.