Think of scale: large lights don’t always need a large space. The oversized pendant by Patricia Urquiola in this kitchen reframes the area from a functional space to a beautiful one, and adds a touch of glamour.
By using an LED strip behind the mirror in this bathroom a soft glow is created. It works well with the timber surround adding warmth to the space.
Look at the interior architecture of a space for inspiration. These filament bulbs are placed on the structure of the wooden panelling drawing your eye to the ceiling and creating a design feature. Find flush mounted bulbs at Restoration Hardware.
Create pattern with your light. Dabs of light are cast on the wall around this pendant adding a pattern of dappled light to the walls.
Choosing a glass droplet chandelier like this adds a sculptural element as even when the light source is switched off the glass catches the sunlight. Find large chandeliers at Timothy Oulton.
Use several sources of lighting in one spot. As shown in this study area, using wall-mounted sconces above the desk adds task lighting with a table lamp to use in tandem or on its own. Sconces by David Weeks Studio, table lamp from 1st Dibs.
Use lighting to delineate a space. These seating areas are framed by lighting with one armchair between two floor lamps and the seating area in the bay window behind defined by the low hanging pendant.
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