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Lighting

Lighting your home has never been easier than with Interiors Online's vast range of transformative interior lighting. With styles ranging from contemporary right through to industrial and scandi, we have lighting that is sure to complement any aesthetic or space in your home. Here at Interiors online, we have all your lighting needs covered.

Questions And Answers

WHAT ARE THE LIGHTING TRENDS FOR 2019? 

Lighting is a key element in the interior design of the home. The predicted 2019 lighting trends to follow are sure to take your interior space to the next level. The predominant trends are "Simple Naturalness" which sees lights characterized by simple straightforward design that radiates soft harmony and puts functionality at the forefront. Think about selecting lighting in materials such as marble, concrete, and wood to support the calm, natural look. "Opulent Design" is another emerging trend that sees the retro look take full force with a more elegant and opulent twist. Lighting within this trend is entwined with a sense of grandiose nostalgia, think fine glass lamps with plenty of details that bridge modern technology with the elegance of decades past. FOr this style opt for lights with plenty of cut glass or crystal and intricate metal detailing. This coming year sees a stark juxtaposition in its lighting trends from retro right through to the trend of "Futuristic Extravagance". This modern lighting trend sees art and practical furniture collide as lighting takes a sculptural approach and centre stage within the home, think large scale and unique. The metallic trend has the interior world firmly in its grasp and lighting design is no exception with "Metallic brilliance" emerging as a trend for 2019. Gold, brass or chrome - lighting in a metallic look casts a spell over our interiors with their brilliance and can be combined with any style in a variety of ways. 

WHAT IS MEANT BY AMBIENT LIGHTING?

Having a source of ambient lighting is fundamental in any interior. Ambient lighting refers to lighting that provides an area or space with overall lighting and is sometimes referred to as general lighting. This type of lighting radiates a comfortable level of evenly distributed illumination without glare. Light is generally cast over a wider area by pendants and downlight fittings positioned in the ceiling. This is the most common component of a lighting scheme and is the one you'd expect to see in most homes.

WHAT IS A LIGHTING PLAN?

A lighting plan is a crucial element when designing your interiors. It provides a clear concept of the lighting fixtures and fitting you will need in your home and where they will be located to ensure perfect illumination in your interior. This process usually takes place after the architectural and interior plans have been designed. To build a lighting plan you need to evaluate the rooms and spaces in your home to decide what types of lighting you need (ambient, accent and task) and where it will need to be placed. Since different rooms are used for different purposes, they will have specific lighting needs. Once you've determined what kind of lighting you need and where it needs to go, you can start deciding on light fixtures and choosing lamps, lampshades, chandeliers, sconces, and more to make your lighting as beautiful as it is functional.

WHAT ARE THE THREE MAIN TYPES OF LIGHTING?

In interior design Lighting is key and to ensure your home is adequately illuminated it is vital to understand the three main types of lighting that are used in most home interiors.

Ambient Lighting
As the name implies, ambient lighting provides the general ambience and main source of uniform illumination in the home. Light is generally cast over a wider area by pendants and downlight fittings positioned in the ceiling. This is the most common component of a lighting scheme.

Accent Lighting
Accent lighting serves a mainly aesthetic purpose, highlighting specific parts of a room that are desirable within aesthetic interior design. Attention can be directed toward an item of furniture or a particular wall hanging through the creation of contrasts in light and shadow as well as to break up the uniformity of a room's ambient lighting and add extra depth.

Task Lighting
Task lighting sits at the very base level of the lighting scheme and consists of smaller fixtures that are used only as and when a task calls for it. Think bedside table lighting, reading corner lighting, designated cooking lighting in the kitchen or desk lighting in the office.

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