Designing your home interior is a fun project, but it doesn’t come without its problems. Colour schemes, furniture, lighting and soft furnishings, there is so much to decide! From the bedroom to the bathroom, each room requires a different type of light. So, to make your project that little bit simpler, here is some lighting inspiration for every room in your home.
Set the Focus in The Kitchen
When it comes to choosing lighting for your kitchen, you’ll want to brighten the main areas in the room, i.e. the worktops and sink. You can achieve this by using wall lights; they can sit above the sides in the kitchen and can illuminate the areas you will be preparing, cooking and washing up. Wall lights also work well because they are somewhat out the way and don’t interfere with the general formation of the kitchen. Additionally, if you opt for vintage wall lights, they create an impressive feature in the kitchen, adding elegance and style. The theme is maintained throughout the room because the metallic tones in the lights blend with the metals already present in the kitchen.
If you have a kitchen island, you could consider hanging some ceiling lights above the worktop. Doing this will brighten the workspace and also, they create a lovely centrepiece. More is better with light features, so why not opt for two or three to hang over the counters? Industrial style ceiling lights are hot on-trend at the moment and can add an element of sophistication to your kitchen. You could also be a little different and use alternatives to just a wire hanging the light. There are other options such a fabric flex cables or chains – make your lights unique!
Get Cosy in The Living Room
The living room is a space to relax with family and friends, and to unwind from a long day. Slouch on the sofa, switch on the TV and switch off the outside world – bliss! To achieve this peaceful haven, it is important to choose lighting that isn’t too bright or in your face. Yellow and warm-toned lights are perfect as they are more soothing and comforting; therefore, creating a tranquil atmosphere.
The living room is also a great place to use multiple types of lighting; ceiling lights, wall lights, lamps, use them all! By using a few different types of lights, you can achieve the perfect setting for every occasion. For example, if you are playing a board game with the family, you will want the room to be bright enough to see what’s going on, so a ceiling light above the coffee table would be perfect. Whereas, if you are all watching a film at night, you will want some subtle lamps on in the background, just bright enough that you don’t miss the popcorn bowl!
Illuminate the Bathroom
In the bathroom you will be freshening up and getting ready for your day, so you need to have suitable lighting. Wall lights are perfect for the bathroom because they produce enough light for you to get ready, and they also look good too. The best place to situate the light would be by the mirror, either above it or one on either side. By organising the lights around the mirror, you can illuminate your face, so you have the perfect lighting to get ready!
We all love an elegant bathroom, so why not consider some hand-crafted industrial lights to add that extra bit of elegance? The metallic tones are beautiful for the bathroom because, as with the kitchen, they blend in with the metals already featured in the room. They work effortlessly with the bathroom fixtures and can match any interior style. With colours such as copper, pewter and brass to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the right tone for your bathroom interior!
Make A Feature in The Dining Room
In the dining room, you may wish to hang some lights above the table. Similar to how you use lights above a kitchen island, create a centrepiece and also illuminate the area. Depending on what vibe you want in your dining room will alter what tone of light you should go for. If you’d like the place to be bright and airy, then you are best to go for white-toned lights as this will undoubtedly illuminate the room.
On the other hand, if you want more of a gentle and calm atmosphere, then like with the living room, you should consider warm yellow-toned lights. With ceiling lights, you can get rather creative. As seen in the image above, the light cables wrap around a floating piece of wood which is beautifully unique. The wooden stick helps maintain a theme throughout the room by blending in with the brown tones of the table and window seats.
Set the Mood in The Bedroom
Much like the living room, you want the bedroom to have a calming and tranquil atmosphere. After a long day, all you want to do is fall into bed and get all snuggly in your duvet, so the last thing you want is bright white lights. However, in the morning, you will require a light sufficient enough to get ready for your day.
To tackle the different preferences from day to night, it’s best to have a variation of lights. For the daytime, have a ceiling light (or two!) to create a bright and airy atmosphere, then have some lamps or wall lights either side of the bed to use at night to make a cosy vibe. There is also the option of dimmable lighting, which allows you to adjust your lighting throughout the day!
Hopefully, you now know how to choose the perfect light for each room in your house. Industrial lights are brilliant for any interior style and also add a touch of luxury and elegance. Whether it is a wall or ceiling light, a table lamp or a flush mount, create a sophisticated interior with bespoke vintage style lights!