Oh right, the lighting…
26 July 2017
26 July 2017
The importance of lighting in an interior is often underestimated.
A shame, because great lighting can really set your interior apart.
Lighting plays an essential role and therefore belongs in the base plan of a home.
And a well thought-out lighting design goes beyond putting down a decorative luminaire here and there.
The art is to create the right balance between ambient and functional lighting that ensures harmony in your interior.
Light is atmospheric in your home.
I really believe it’s worth investing in.
The most ideal situation is, of course, that you’ve decided to move and/or rebuild or buy a newly built house. You can then determine the positions of your light at an early stage. But even if you do not plan to rebuild and are only able to put up luminaires, then there are plenty of opportunities in order to come up with a great lighting plan.
When I personally develop a lighting plan, I first consider the features and technical possibilities of the space.
Then I make a selection of types of light and luminaires that fit the room.
Of course, the budget also plays an important role in the development of a lighting plan.
In the field of lighting, many things have changed in recent years.
First of all, the advent of LED lamps, which is still a developing trend.
In addition, lamps are increasingly seen as an object and the design of the lamp has become more important.
A lamp is ambient and has to be functional as well.
Whether you’re looking for a simple, basic lamp or would like to make a design statement: before you pick out a set of new lighting, you first need to carefully consider what kind of light that you need.
What function does the lamp have and what possibilities does its designated place offer?
You should then subsequently consider your lamp a styling object and play with different kinds of shapes and materials:
– a string of identical lamps above a simple cabinet looks absolutely stunning
– a daring lamp above a small table; just awesome!
– also look for other spots besides the build-in units; it’s great when they stick out the ceiling if you already have a tightly designed kitchen
Try to think out-of-the-box!
If you can use some help, check out www.studio1207.nl/lighting-advice/?lang=en to see what Studio 1207 can do for you.
The advent of LED lighting has many advantages.
It is, among other things, energy efficient, has a very long durability and gives designers a lot of artistic freedom thanks to their compact design.
But there also are some disadvantages: they don’t come cheap and do not always look atmospheric. Luckily designers made a lot of progress in this.
Check out Flos or Deltalight for some inspiration.
Want to know more about LED lighting?
Then take look at https://www.conrad.nl/nl/informatie-tips/huis—tuin/licht/led-lampen.html
Sources: Flos, Conrad, NIA academy