Lighting design is essential for our day-to-day living. Thanks to Thomas Edison, who invented the first commercially practical incandescent light, everybody’s lives became much easier during the night.
But a hundred years later lights are not only about brightening up the room anymore – but it has also become a medium of artistic expression. The creativity of people has found a way to integrate art into it. Today, there are many lighting ideas that we can only call genius – like Edison genius!
The right lampshade or lighting design can lend character to an otherwise boring room or serve as a work of art on its own. Each of the creative designs we have curated here is both a source of light and a work of art.
Benefits of having a good lighting
1. Make your home look bigger
A dark room can highlight negativity. Lights literally bring light to the room. Lighting design plays an important role in our house design. A good design house can only be accentuated by proper lighting design. Lightings can help brighten your home’s dark area. Dark colours can make your home look smaller. You don’t necessarily need to live in a big house to feel the space, with proper lighting design, you can see the bright space of your home. The lighter your house is, the bigger your house will feel. This is emphasized in Nordic-style homes.
2. Wider depth
Your home’s lighting can also add depth to the areas of your house, but you must arrange the objects, furniture, and light sources properly to achieve this. We recommend for you use a whiter colour for the kitchen and bathroom, while warmer colour for the living room, bedroom, etc. A glass door will also contribute a lot to your house lighting.
3. Warm feeling on cold days
When it’s winter and rainy season, there’s not much light that will enter our house from our window and glass doors. But our house lighting can help give us the warmth of light that we need. Adding some lamps and candles can also contribute.
4. Save energy
Proper lighting design will help us save energy. We can have most of our lights in the kitchen, while a warm light in the living room or bedroom. Approximately 40% of your bill can be saved by using the proper lighting design that is suitable for your home.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 says that all home light bulbs have to be 25 percent more efficient. For traditional incandescent bulbs, you will have to make them dimmer in order to save energy, which makes it more necessary to find energy-efficient lighting that suits your necessities. LEDs are recommended compared to other options. LEDs used to be pricey, but they’re much cheaper nowadays. They are also offered with a lot of perks.
5. Positive mood
Our moods usually improve on clear days. Places with more lights can improve positive thoughts, unlike dark places. A study says that countries with fewer hours of sunlight have a higher rate of depression.
Therefore, having an accurate lighting design will surely give you a more positive daily life.
After a long day at work, coming home to a warm, well-lit house will surely boost your mood.
It can also contribute to creating new ornamental designs for your house.
21 Creative Lighting Designs
Below are images of the 21 most inspiring lighting designs that made us think and get creative…
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Do you think you can contribute to this list with your original idea? :)
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