Home Enhancement Series: Light Essentials

Your home is indeed a reflection of you and is an expression of your identity; the abode where life’s beautiful moments are made. We commence our home enhancement series (tips on enhancing the character of your place of living) with suggestions on light fixtures.

Light fixtures are a key element in the design of a room. Think of ornamental lighting as architectural jewellery, they can dress up or dress down the look of a room. From Italian, German and Scandinavian through to Britain, the choice of modern lighting fixtures is as extensive as the imaginations of the designers who create them. Function is very much at the forefront of a designer’s thinking as is beauty today.

Chandeliers are one of the hottest ways to add a statement piece to your home. Whether classically featured over the dining room table or placed in unexpected hidden nooks for an overall eclectic design, it is the “it” look now.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights help personalize a space and put your sense of style on display. Pendants set the tone for whatever room or environment they are in and whether contemporary or not, these hanging ceiling fixtures create a sense of collected calm that is appropriate for the room.

Ceiling-Mount Light Fixture
To make a more subtle design statement above, try a ceiling-mount light fixture. Kitchens, family rooms, and hallways all deserve a decorative touch when it comes to lighting the room.

Wall Sconces
They are a great way to add accent lighting to many areas of your home. Sconces offer a decorative way to illuminate a hallway instead of overhead lighting. They are rarely the focal point, yet many times they accentuate the focal point of a room.

Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting is often used for accent lighting rather than as the sole light source for a room. Because it’s so unobtrusive it goes well with contemporary or minimalist interiors.

Kitchen lighting
The key to good kitchen lighting is to layer the lights, mixing ambient, task, and decorative lighting with natural light. Kitchen design should focus on function, but that doesn’t mean lighting needs to suffer. Hang pendants over islands, sinks, and counters to add splashes of colour and graphic shape.


Home Enhancement Series: Light Essentials