Lighting is both an art and a science- but you knew that. What many of you may not know however is what the right lighting can do in your home. Besides mood setting, lighting–the right lighting–can give your home a whole new design component. Our homes thrive on the right mix of elements, and that includes the right lighting. Knowing how create a well lit home is a tricky task. How to find the best blend of luxury, style and practicality is something that you have to play with. Luckily La Maison is keen to designing tricks, tips and of course style. Let this blog be a short guide for you design lovers on how to make sure you have the best lighting for your luxury homes.
Whether its for reading, cooking or a romantic evening on the patio, understanding the moods in each room of your house and how they can blend together to create the aesthetic as a whole is an important part in decorating. As art pieces themselves, lighting fixtures bring new elements to the room and can up the luxury and chic styles. Floor lamps create interest at eye level and can be a focal point if desired. They allow flexibility in use, cast light up down and out simultaneously which produces even lighting in a room; they are perfect options anywhere. Recessed lighting, or canned lighting is fantastic to illuminate vanity areas in a bedroom or bathroom. Great recessed lighting should go unnoticed and blend with the ceiling to present a romantic and refined look. This lighting is based on the concept of lighting layers. Layers of lighting are placed to bounce illumination throughout a room and eliminate shadows in corners. We recommend layering your lighting in kitchens or offices, where a lot of lighting is prefered. Layering lighting also adds a luxurious element, allowing you to play with the fixtures and wattage.Wattage you say? Yes, aside from the gorgeous fixture designs and lush materials you can choose from, it is so important to know the appropriate wattage for the rooms in your home. We’ll share a handy formula we found and one you may find very helpful. If you multiply the length of the room by its width, you will find the total area. Multiply that number by 1.5 and you will get the total wattage you need to light the room. Voila!
Now don’t forget to utilize the best kind of lighting offered- daylight! Optimizing daylight will create soft lighting effects, as well as bold lighting in your home. Accompanied with other lighting fixtures, they have the potential to compliment each other well. With better color rendering than even the best halogen bulbs out there, natural lighting is ideal in complimenting electric lighting schemes.
Well made lighting fixtures not only look better but last longer, give clearer light and is worth the investment you make. Be sure to inspect the construction of your investment, ask questions and dont be afraid to seek advice to find inspiration. La Maison Interiors take pride on having luxury designs for every style as well as quality-made pieces. As always, stop by our showroom this weekend and say hi. You might run into the perfect lighting fixture and it could change your life- well it could brighten your day at least. Happy designing!