Have you really thought about the lighting you select for your home or are price, durability and colour your main considerations. Lighting can create such a difference to the look and feel of any room. Lights can be subtle, decorative or even an art form in themselves. There are a few things to consider when choosing lights.
- What is the purpose of the light - is it a mood enhancer, to soften a room's lighting, is it functional or purely decorative.
- What style of light fits into your interior?. It can be interesting to mix things up but putting a rustic light in a contemporary room or similarly an industrial light into a soft coastal environment will stand out for all the wrong reasons but be bold and try something new.
- Consider the reflections created by your light - turn lights on, consider the direction and how they cast light. How this will impact your room with no overhead lights?
Lights shouldn't dominate a space but instead should enhance a space. A well chosen light is a thing of beauty and really makes a difference to a room. I've chosen a few that caught my eye on a recent ramble around town.
The lights featured here are from Hicken's Lighting, 17 LR Bridge Street, Dublin 8, Tel: +353 1 6777882