3 Ways Lighting Affects Your Interiors

3 Ways Lighting Affects Your Interiors

Not many realize this, but lighting is one of the most important elements of good interior design. Poor choices in either the type or position of light sources in your space(s) could result in dull or boring interiors.

Growing up, I was used to seeing mostly just two types of fixtures- fluorescent lights and incandescent lamps (or bulbs). Things are a lot different today. You have access to different types of wall lights, ceiling lights, accent lights, free-standing lamps etc., that come in different shapes, styles, sizes and colours. Why is lighting a very important element in great interiors? Here are three reasons why you should think very carefully about your choice of lighting:

Lighting…

1. Defines the Mood in a Room

Quick question. When was the last time you saw a guy, dressed in a shirt and tie, “drop down on one knee and pop the big question” at McDonald’s or Dominoes? My guess is never! Hardly any explanation needed there. There’s a reason people choose fancy five star gourmet restaurants for those kinds of things. Apart from the furniture type, arrangement and overall colour scheme, the choice of lighting helps ‘define the mood’, making the atmosphere of one space come across as formal and intimate while another is perceived as casual and somewhat playful.

Think of three words you would use to describe this dining room. (See?)

One of the restaurants in the pictures above will be best suited for a Child’s birthday party. Why?

2. Can Make a Room Seem Bigger or Smaller

Dimly-lit rooms appear cramped. That’s the simple version of a common phrase amongst interior designers- “light gives the illusion of space” (paraphrased). Where there isn’t much natural light (that is, light from windows, skylights etc.), coming into a room, consider corner lamps, wall sconces and centrally hanging lights on the ceiling. Different lighting effects can be used to make a room look wider, or its headroom (that is, the height of the ceiling) higher. A professional interior designer can walk you through your choice of lighting for this purpose (and as always, the Chronos Stores Team is always a phone call or an email away!)

 

This office space is actually quite narrow in width, but ample lighting prevents the impression that the walls are closing in. 

3. Adds Interest to Your Space

This is no justification to go “Vegas crazy” with neon lights (laugh out loud?). Using too colourful lights can actually make your space look rather tacky. You can choose artsy looking pieces (with energy saver bulbs, of course) that will definitely encourage visitors to look over them a second time. Remember, “Less is more”. Lights that come with dimer switches might be more expensive, but on second thought, you’re actually getting two for the price of one! Instead of having multiple light sources in your dining room, for example, you can have just one hanging down from the ceiling (mid-point) with varied brightness for different times of the day.

Restaurant lighting on Chronos Stores

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    Nosking Lumine LED/wall bracket

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    Nosking Lumine LED/wall bracket

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    LED Wall light best for your living spaces.

     10,000  9,000
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    ceHUB RELAX GRAY Ceiling

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    ceHUB RELAX GRAY Ceiling

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    Beautiful Ceiling Fitting with 4 E27 Light Sources

     42,300  37,000
  • Nera Pendant Ceiling Light

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    Nera is visually stunning. A contemporary indoor pendant light with a round and wavy look that adds style to your space.

     40,000  38,000
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    MEGAMAN Helios Shower-light(Downlight)

    MEGAMAN Helios Shower-light(Downlight)

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    The MEGAMAN Helios shower fire rated downlight is designed for the Megaman LED GU10 Range. It is ideal for use in the bathroom but can be used for general ceiling lighting purpose.
    This is only a light fitting and is used together with MEGAMAN GU10 lamps.
    This product comes with 2 years warranty.

     5,950
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    MEGAMAN ZEKI 50mm(Light Fitting Only)

    MEGAMAN ZEKI 50mm(Light Fitting Only)

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    Zeki 50mm Downlight for Tecoh THx x 2 suitable for use with 10.5W TECOH THx LED light engine. Suitable for indoor lighting for residential,hospitality or retail lighting.

    This is a light fitting only and can be used together with MEGAMAN PAR16 GU10 or MEGAMAN TECOH THx

    It comes with 2 years warranty

     5,855
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    Nosking Classic LED /wall bracket

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    Nosking Classic LED /wall bracket

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    E14 lampholder with LED base

     10,000  9,000
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    LED WALL LAMP

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    LED WALL LAMP

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    LED wall lamp suitable for outdoor/wall of a building
    Down & Up light

     15,000  12,000
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    MEGAMAN OPAL CLASSIC-2800K-13W

    MEGAMAN OPAL CLASSIC-2800K-13W

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    OPAL CLASSIC-2800K-13W. Suitable for indoor lighting purposes and decorative lighting;

    This product comes with 2 years warranty

     4,600

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