Light, be it natural or artificial, can instantly change the dynamics of a space. Some homes seem dull despite being spacious because they suffer from a lack of natural light whereas even compact homes look inviting when they are bathed in light. Moreover, appropriate electric lighting can transform a space from being dingy to bright in a jiffy. Hence, home lighting design ideas play a determining role in setting the tone for any space.
The following is a curated list of well-lit Livspace homes that can help you light your way to a brighter home.
#1: Bay seating allows you to sit by the window
The amount of light that comes into your home is directly proportional to the size of the windows. So try to put in big windows to ensure that your home gets plenty of natural light! Bay windows work particularly well in this regard because they are wide and pour an abundance of light into the space around it. Make sure that you take advantage of this well lit room and add in comfy seating. Your perfect spot for getting some sun is now ready!
#2: Sheer curtains for soft natural light
It is not enough to have sufficient natural light, the light must also enter your home. If heavy curtains block out sunlight, then it defeats the purpose of having abundant light. Hence, homes that enjoy bright sunshine should opt for dual curtains — heavy on the outside and sheer on the inside — so that one can have privacy and also enough natural light when required.
#3: Opt for windows without grills
Big windows with their neat outlines work best in the absence of grills. They allow unobstructed natural light into a home. However, going sans grill is a decision subject to safety considerations. For example, going without grills will not be advisable if there is a baby or toddler in the house.
#4: Clean white spaces help open up the space
Still wondering how to make home brighter? White is a colour that opens and brightens up your space. It makes a room look larger than it is. Hence, uncluttered white spaces in a home make it appear spacious. White also works wonders for kitchens that are compact.
#5: Play with mirrors to reflective light
Like white, mirrors also reflect light. Essentially, mirrors maximise the effect of available natural or artificial light in a house. Mirror panels act as a source of luminosity as they reflect the light to all parts of a home, making the space look brighter.
#6: False ceiling cove lights create brilliant illumination
If you want your home to be evenly lit up, a false ceiling with recessed lights is your best bet. False ceilings look neat and ensure that light reaches every nook and corner of the space. Moreover, you can opt for quirky designs with false ceilings. This kids room with a dappled clouds false ceiling is a suitable example of the same.
#7: Modern pendant lights can also make your home bright
Nothing helps you achieve a dazzling effect more than a cluster of lights. Not only do they increase the radiance of the room but also add glamour to the interiors. A cluster of pendant lights or chandeliers, as they are traditionally called, are best suited to large halls. But the contemporary ones manage to look brilliant in more compact spaces.
#8: Backlit panels make for a great backdrop
Backlighting is a means to highlight certain elements within a room. Backlit panels have a luminous effect and look great when used in pooja rooms or altars. This form of simple home lighting design can also be used to illuminate silhouettes or artwork.
#9: Profile or under-cabinet lighting works wonders
Profile lighting comprises lights that run across the borders of cabinets and shelves. LED lighting strips are ideal for this kind of focussed lighting. Profile lighting works best for kitchen cabinets and shelves of display cabinets. This is one of the best home lighting design ideas you can try!
#10: Underlit Shelves are great for study desks
Underlit shelves add diffused luminosity to a space. Underlit display shelves look resplendent, especially when the ambient lights in a room are switched off. They can serve as night lamps as well if they are very low power lights. Underlit cabinets are also in vogue for sleek urban kitchens and spa-esque bathrooms.
#11: Decorate with plants to infuse natural brightness and positivity
This might not sound like an obvious idea, but plants can infuse so much life into your home. It can make your home visually brighter and leave it feeling fresh and vibrant. It is also helpful in keeping the air at home fresh, if you opt for air-purifying plants.
How Can Livspace Help You?
We know how important it is to design homes that allow you to feel positive and breathe free. Our designers can give you designs that will do full justice to this. Book an online consultation with Livspace today. Delivering safe home interiors has been, and continues to be, our No. 1 priority. Click here to find out how interiors are being delivered following all safety protocols.
Lighting must always complement the space in which it is being used. Hence, use the right balance of natural and artificial light to have a beaming home! You should also check out this home: A Bright, Airy and Modern Makeover for this Executive Apartment.
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