Lighting design is one of the most important parts of interior design. You may have beautiful furniture, unique accessories and carefully selected paint colours, but, if the light is not right, no one will be able to see your décor! In addition to being functional, lighting also serves an aesthetic purpose. The lamps, chandeliers and overhead lights that we install in our houses are accessories in themselves. Today, we are going to look at some lighting solutions from our Indian experts.
If you ever get the sense that your home is missing some sparkle, this unique, crystal covered lamp, created by M4design, offers the perfect solution to your problem! Crystals are known for their dazzling projections of light, so, when the lamp is turned on, it will dazzle in any room it is placed. This lamp is perfect for seasonal decorating or for adding some pizzazz to your everyday living!
These hanging lights, by interior design firm Design and Beyond, are sure to add something special to any room. Although we do not often see patterned lampshades in interior design, they are a wonderful way to add some texture and colour to your space. As light shines through the red design on the shade, the colour gives a warm glow, creating an inviting atmosphere.
With technological advances in lighting systems, the possibilities for overhead lights are expanding to include multiple shapes, sizes and colours. We love these hallway lights by Zelos Developers Private Limited. Their shape and gentle glow reminders us of the rings around the planets, giving a playful, almost sci-fi element to this commercial office space. Lights like this are especially suited to use in hallways, as they draw the eye up and along the length of the corridor. A small cluster of lights like this, however, would also look good hanging over a dining table or in the living room.
These gorgeous pendant lamps are by Hydrabad-based interior designer Deepa Akula. Their delicate, woven consistency is reminiscent of a bird's nest or a spider web, making nature's décor a part of our interior decoration. The shades also diffuse the light a bit, creating a glow that is soft and mellow, perfect for a relaxing, ambient space.
Here, we see another option for corridor lighting. In this home, designed by architectural firm ArchiDes, the hallway is lit with an inset lighting system composed of long, rectangular stripes. The effect is both modern and minimal, a look that works well in this house marked by clean, open spaces. In addition, the smooth stone floor acts almost as a mirror, reflecting and doubling the light in the space.
In this room, by Vijay Kapur Designs, spotlights have been strategically placed in the ceiling, perfect for highlighting the decorative elements in the room. These lights are very unassuming; they allow the main focus of the ceiling to be the strong, wood details. Although our other examples of lighting have been statement pieces, becoming an important part of the room's decor, this example shows that that does not always have to be the case. Sometimes, it is better for the lights to simply provide the illumination for the internal space.