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Creating Mood with Lighting Fixtures

"Light is among the richest experiences our senses have to offer, no other medium can match it"

Light can glow, create shadows, model forms, reflect from polished surfaces, pass through translucent and transparent forms, distort shapes, be mystical and romantic depending upon how light is angled, diffused, and positioned. Lighting is an element of design which should be used not only for visual comfort, but also to achieve predetermined emotional responses the lighted environment.

Lighting is one of the most powerful elements of design. Lighting fixtures can infuse the simplest space with richness and depth. Home lighting can be manipulated to obscure and highlight, create plays of shadow and color. Lighting fixtures can transform the atmosphere of a room in the same way that lighting in theater transform the stage.

There is no hard fast rules in regards to location of particular types of lighting fixtures. Professionals can only recommend to follow certain general rules of home lighting design. For instant, in the hallways, walkways and other parts of the home where is a consistent need of lighting, it is the best to use a lighting fixtures that will provide a general lighting (ceiling lighting fixtures, chandeliers).

Home entrance lighting. The entry is the first room encountered when arriving, and the last when departing. The correct lighting makes it as beautiful as the rest of your home. Let your entry set the mood for what's to be found deeper within your home. Use lighting to accent your favorite pieces of art, visually expand the entry space, lead the eye, and make your guests feel at home.

Living room lighting. The living room is a gathering place for family and friends that has to accommodate groups of people with warmth, comfort and style. Your lighting can help. In the living room along with lighting fixtures for general lighting also use lighting fixtures that provide a functional and localized for a particular activity lighting (table lamps, floor lamps). Usually functional lighting fixtures are located where they are needed - near sofa tables, armchairs etc.

living room lighting; Beautiful living room with balanced lighting and well appointed ceiling design; living room lighting inspiration; ceiling design ideas
Beautiful living room with balanced lighting and well appointed ceiling design; crystal lamps; lamp with crystal vase and brass flowers; flexible panel molding for ceiling design; unique mirrored ceiling medallion; and classic crown molding;

I love the way hand-stenciled wall paper compliments the elegant wrought iron chandelier and the sophisticated scrolled arms of the cast brass wall sconces; these lighting fixtures are available at InvitingHome.com
Those times when ceiling domes only belonged to a grand home entry has been long gone. Just look at this domed ceiling trimmed with flexible molding! I love the way hand-stenciled wall paper compliments the elegant hand-wrought iron chandelier and the sophisticated scrolled arms of the cast brass sconces. interior design by Jan Gleysteen Architects 📸 photography by Richard Mandelkorn


Well appointed interior with classic architectural details and lighting

Well appointed interior with classic architectural details and lighting; Meticulous wall panels and crown molding bring rhythm and order to a space, the sconces add additional dimension to the wall, the swing-arm floor lamp combines beauty and functionality, and the gorgeous crystal chandelier brings true crowning glory to the room.

Bedroom lighting is not just for sleeping, this more private rooms need flexible lighting that can change from functional to romantic to suit the need and mood of the moment. For bedroom choose lighting that works, both technically and aesthetically, with decorative style of your bedroom. Bedrooms that are designed in the traditional styles need gentle lighting to preserve their mood. In the bedroom use lighting fixtures that produce a reflective soft lighting. Near the bed on the bed side table is a great place for a lamp with low wattage light bulb. Lighting fixtures with the "color corrected" lamps to obtain the best color distribution are needed near the mirror above dressing table in the bedroom.

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stunning bedroom design by Villa Decor & Design

Kitchen lighting. The kitchen is a very special room in the home. Today's kitchens are both - a work space and a room for casual entertainment, the kitchen must change its mood suit the moment and should have lighting for every mood. For the kitchen is recommended a combination of general lighting and task lighting. It is very important that working zones (places where food are prepared, or for dish washing) have separate lighting fixtures that provide plenty of light that highlights the work area. Moreover in the kitchens commonly installed small lighting fixtures inside the cabinets, shelves and other furniture to provide extra lighting for functional purposes as well as esthetics.

gorgeous kitchen lighting; pendant lighting above the kitchen island adds lightheartedness to the space, so as the colorful chandelier's pendants
Being executed in a neutral color pallet this kitchen is rich in textures. I love the overall feeling of comfort. The playfulness of pendant lighting above the kitchen island adds ease and lightheartedness to the space, so as the colorful chandelier's pendants. Love this kitchen, I find it very welcoming.

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