Bulbs don’t just light up an area. When used in a certain way they can actually transform a room. Take a look around? What’s missing? Are your best room features prominently on display or are they immersed in the shadows or retained in dark recesses? The truth is that nowadays there’s a huge variety of lighting available and it’s a totally underused tool. People would rather change their room colour or change their furniture to create an effect when actually, lighting has the ability to make a room look magical. Let’s take a closer look at how you can achieve this.
Good lighting is all about creating those subtle layers of light using a combination of downlights, up-lights, and strip lighting. Turn downlighting onto artwork. shine up-lighting onto any architectural features you want to show off, and focus energy-efficient strip lighting onto shelving to turn it into a real feature. A standard vase sitting on a shelf can look spectacular if lit properly, as it casts dramatic shadows over the room.
Create interest in sculptural effects
Simply by up lighting a door, a dark recess, or stairways, it can create a dramatic effect which totally transforms the room. Lighting ‘beyond the space’ draws the eye and gives the appearance of a larger area.
Diffuse your lighting
Sometimes there’s a need for strong spot-lighting , but in bedrooms and living rooms this kind of lighting can appear way too harsh. Instead why not look to diffuse your lighting to create a softer, more relaxing glow. Use diffuser sheets at the base of your ceiling shade to create that softened glow. Perspex, opaque glass, or simply coloured shades in warm ochres, browns, and golds create a soothing smoky effect for that relaxing feel.
Keep it subtle
Rather than have one large, centralised, bright light in a room, try opting for a series of softer spotlights or reading lights. This creates pockets or areas of interest within a room and can actually give the illusion of a larger room, while at the same time making it appear more welcoming.
So there you have it! 4 great ideas that you can use to transform your room using stylish lighting techniques.
Of course, after purchasing your lighting that’s going to transform your room you’re going to need an electrical technician to fit it for you. At Static Electrics our fully licensed, highly experienced team can help. As well as commercial and industrial electrics we also deal with residential installations too. If you reside in the Sunshine Coast area of Queensland then give us a call on 07 5445 8305 for a free, no-obligation competitive quote.