Keeping up with interiors can be really challenging in these times of efficient, practical homes. Sparse number of windows, limited floor space and dark corners can make the task of having a well-lit living space an uphill battle. We bring you five lighting ideas that can transform your living space instantly.
Eye-Catching Ceiling Fixtures
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Investing in an engaging ceiling fixture instantly draws your attention upwards and opens up the space. Though relying solely on them for lighting the entire space can be a bad idea as they work best when supported by other lighting sources. What they definitely do is add a little style and character to your living space and give you ambiance lighting at all times.
The right Lampshade
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Lampshades are more often than not, looked upon as decorative accent than light sources. Knowing your lighting goal before buying lampshades is fundamental and makes a big difference. Mindlessly inviting a space consuming lampshade that is artsy but does nothing to help your lighting needs is an impulse buy which you may regret later. Pick a darker lampshade if you are looking for a more localized light. If your goal is to flood light into your space (ideal for small spaces) pick a lighter lamp and forgo the traditional lampshades.
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It is smart to go vertical with floor lamps when you are short on square footage. You can light up those dim nooks and crannies with so much flair and also multitask in the process by choosing a floor lamp that has a task light adjustable arm along with a torchiere top.
The Key – Softer, lighter paints and hues
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Do not undermine the power of neutral colors and don’t be quick to say that they are boring. Neutral color schemes are ideal choice for any interior style statement. They are more accommodating towards bold interior design that might otherwise look garish. Nothing beats them when it comes to complementing lighting arrangements and color pops. Also, they give an illusion of less clutter and more space.
The age old Mirror technique – with a twist
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A decorative piece of mirror can make your living space look larger – we all probably know that. The trick is to place it directly across a window. That way it creates an illusion that there are more windows than there are in reality and it helps bounce the natural light across the room.