When it comes to interior design, lighting is important. It helps to set the mood of the room and can be used to create focal points. There’s a range of lighting solutions that can be used to draw attention to the feature you want, whether it’s an accent furniture piece, a stunning work of art, or something else entirely.
Focal points in rooms help to draw you in and tie all the different aspects of the room together. They should be interesting and perfectly capture what your room is about – they deserve to be lit up to perfection. The right light can really help create an area that’s the centre of attention and there are lots of different lighting solutions to choose from to create the look you’re after.
Spotlights – Providing a beam of light from the ceiling, spotlights are perfect for creating focal points that will be placed on the floor, such as contemporary sculptures and beautiful furniture. Brilliant white bulbs are perfecting for illuminating but you can choose softer, natural options too.
Wall lights – Wall lights are ideal for brightening up feature points that will be placed on the wall, such as paintings, photo galleries, or even mirrors. You can even make the light itself part of the focal point by choosing a fixture that matches the vibe you’re after and the pieces you’re lighting up.
Lamps – Lamps can make great lighting for focal points are even ac as one themselves. If you want to simply light up an accent piece, it’s best to choose a simplistic design, while bold, creative designs will draw attention in their own right. With both table and floor lamps to choose from, they’re a versatile option to experiment with.
String lights – For a fun, modern look, why not try string lights? Simply hang or drape your string lights around the area you want to draw attention to and it’s sure to give a quirky feel. They’re a great option for bedrooms, studies, and more where you want to inject a sense of fun.
Candles – Candles are a great way to create a romantic atmosphere and draw the eye to focal points that are placed on surfaces, such as coffee tables or bookcases. Of course, candles can be a hazard, so battery powered lights that give off a similar lighting provides an alternative.
When you’re lighting a focal point, the light should be strong, you want it to stand out against everything else in the room after all. You also have an opportunity to play with different coloured bulbs, from luminous white and glowing yellow to more vibrant colours. You can even make your bulbs part of the attraction, filament bulbs, for example, are perfect for adding to a vintage style.
Created by Gary Baker on 9th August, 2018