Utopia spoke to Matthew Currington, Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore, who had a few tips up his sleeve on how to incorporate statement lighting into your home for maximum impact.
From awe-inspiring chandeliers to understated gems, here’s a few enlightening ideas…
Chandeliers are renowned for being a symbol of decadent luxury and they certainly make for an eye-catching conversation starter. An ornate, crystal-embellished light will make a striking fixture and add a touch of glitz and glamour to any room.
If you’re looking for something a touch more understated, you can make a scene with a smaller, chic ceiling light. Whatever your taste, opt for a light that can’t be ignored if you’re out to make a statement.
Accentuate the positives
Statement lighting shouldn’t just command attention, it should also complement your surroundings too.
Wall lighting is a great way of accentuating a specific household area. If you have a nifty console table, you’d like to draw the eye to or a coat storage unit you want to highlight, a wall light is a perfect way to garner attention.
Not only is wall lighting practical, but it’s also a slightly subtler way of creating a statement lighting look if your living space won’t accommodate something larger like a chandelier or pendant light. We recommend opting for understated lights with a neutral colour palette, such as off-white and grey to achieve a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic.
Form and function
When it comes to creating an air of luxury with statement lighting, try to think outside of the box.
Lighting fixtures are becoming more and more unconventional, embracing unusual shapes and materials, bridging the gap between functionality and high art. If you like to flout conventions, look for lights that have unique features. These inject an air of modern minimalism into your home.
Another growing trend set to become more mainstream this year is lighting with sculptural shapes.
1,2,3 easy as LED
As more of us begin to reflect on how our lifestyle impacts the planet, it’s important to remember the role lighting can play in this.
LED lighting is not only cost-efficient but it emits less heat and is a more environmentally friendly option. But just because it’s eco-friendly doesn’t mean LEDs can’t be stylish. In fact, there’s now a variety of eye-catching LED styles available, from quirky ceiling pendants and beyond.
Pick wisely, and you can protect the environment and give your home a luxurious, modern upgrade too.
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