How Lighting Affects Your Interior Décor

The lighting in a room can completely change the interior décor. Different types of lighting have different effects. For example, a store will use lighting to make their products look good, while a restaurant will use lighting to establish a pleasant dining environment.

These steps are deliberately done as part of their strategy. For your home, you may not want to sell a product, but having the right lighting for a particular room can change how you feel in it. 

Let's look at how different kinds of lighting can affect your interior design.

Natural Lighting

Natural lights are always the first consideration when youre working on your interior design. How much natural light enters the room can affect how lively and open a room looks. Natural lighting is widely considered to energize a place and make you feel much more comfortable in the room.

Combined with certain colors and accents, natural light can really bring out the most in your interior décor.

Bedrooms and living rooms, where you spend most of your time during the day, should mostly be illuminated by natural lighting.

Besides accents, natural lighting can also make accessories like pendants look wonderful. The Lora Pendant, for example, which you can find on our website, would stand out more so in natural lighting than other types. These would make the room look more vibrant.

Ambient Lighting

Another important type of lighting, ambient lighting makes any room look much warmer and enhances the depth of the space. From overhead lights to chandeliers, ambient lights perform much the same function as natural lighting. However, since natural lighting is not always available, ambient lights can recreate the effect. 

The Philip LED lamp is great for ambient lighting, and add a little flair to your room while at the same time being elegant and sophisticated.

With ambient lighting though, you should take the hue into consideration. Sometimes, bulbs can cast a yellow, blue or pink hue which can change how certain things appear.

Ambient lighting is best for dining spaces and drawing rooms where you sit with guests. These create a suitable atmosphere for mingling.

Task Lighting

This is the kind of lighting that focuses lighting on specific activities. Task lighting should ideally be about six to ten times brighter than ambient lights since they are used for focusing on your work.

Desk lamps, under-counter lights, pendant lamps and vanity lights, among others, are examples of task lighting. Task lighting is great for the corner of your bedroom where you dress up, or for office spaces. It may also be useful in the kitchen. 

The Angel LED desk lamp, the Benjamin desk lamp and the Cora desk lamp are perfect examples of task lighting. These can provide you with the light you need to get your work done, and decorate your desk at the same time.

Accent Lighting

Accent lights are – as the name suggests – used as accents. Just like accents are used to enhance the main features of a room, accent lights do the same thing. These should ideally be three to five times as bright as ambient lights, and you can use them to focus on specific parts of any room.

For example, using accent lights in hallways above picture frames, or in bookshelves and stairways. These enhance features that would otherwise not draw as much focus. 

The Tradition VP9 portable lamp is an excellent option for accent lighting. The Seletti Flashing Starman table lamp and the Bandal lamp are also perfect additions to any room to add some décor with purpose.

Just like any other interior design element, lighting is used to give personality to your home decor. Not only can it highlight the mood and the effect, but it can also add focus to the things you want noticed. 

However, when planning out your interior lighting, remember that you have to live in the space you create, so make sure your lighting choices are classy but comfortable.