Most of us light our rooms for one major purpose: ease visibility, right? I thought so too until after having my interior design class a few days ago on how lighting can be used an aesthetic to interior design. Lighting the room can be done for various purposes. You will be shocked by the many options you have for designed lighting bulbs and stands courtesy of one British designer Tom Dixon lighting. I have found his designs irresistible and anyone looking to decorate their interiors with light that speaks to you must have a look at what he has to offer.
There is general lighting. This is lighting up the room for the sole purpose of illuminating surfaces to eliminate the darkness and ease visibility within the room. For this purpose, normal fluorescent tubes are used because of that white light that is bright yet still gentle on the eyes. Such can be used in the living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens where light is required. Table and floor lamps can also be used for this reason. This lighting is basic but still very essential. For general lighting Tom Dixon lighting has a range of lamps and lamp stands ranging from the Trace table lamp which has a magnificent diamond shaped top that illuminates your room. Trace Tall is another lamp that resembles a candle and gives out the shine in a soft ambiance. What better ways to welcome guests to your living room than to have one of these lamps simply do the welcoming for you?
Specific task lighting is another creative way to use light. This lighting is mainly used to boost the lighting provided by the general lighting by adding more light to enable the carrying out of a specific task. For example a table lamp at the dinner table during meal times. You can get stylish with these lamps and pick statement designs. The lamp does not have to be only for light, you can pick an antique design that speaks of a deep heritage and rich culture. A modern lamp shows class. Think of matching up the dining lamp and its ambiance with your cutlery for that complete look.
Lighting creates a special mood in the room depending on the color of the light. The white light, as we have seen above, is mostly for visibility purpose. What if you have this special person coming over for a special dinner and you want to impress, or just create the right mood. The color of the lighting you choose will quickly convey the mood by creating the desired atmosphere. You can invest in a lamp that produces reddish light. The aura created by such light conveys a romantic mood. It does not only have to be for that moment, you can have such a lamp for your bedroom. It gives some tranquility in the mind.
Lighting can also be used to create an illusion of space in a room. Natural light is a great way to create space in a room that otherwise appears dark and crammed with stuff. You can harness natural by positioning your window to get maximum light. However some man-made well designed lamps can also achieve this effect. You want your home office to look spacious to give you that feeling of relief. Corner lamps and centrally hanging lights create an illusion of more space. A great place to start is to check designer pendants like the Linear Pendant system which is a system of several pendant lights grouped together as one. This to me is the epitome of style when it comes to lighting.
Photographers will tell you the essence of having proper lighting for the shoot. The light goes a long way in determining the quality of the pictures however how great or beautiful the model is.
Lighting can also be simply for decorative purpose. Think of stylish chandeliers and pendants. Gold and glassy appearance is a great combination for ceiling lighting. The magnificence of the gold combined with the pure illumination of light through the glass surfaces is an enriching view.
The lamp, pendant, designer bulb could be the greatest masterpiece in your interior. Remember you can never go wrong with Tom Dixon lighting.
Light defines beauty because light enables you to see and appreciate the beauty around you.