One of the most important home decor component is lighting, because lighting affects the whole look and feel of any area in a home. There is no doubt that lighting can be used as a fantastic tool to create the right kind of ambience, from warm and cosy, to structured and cool, depending on what mood you want to create.
It is a fact that to create the right ambience, it is very important that you choose the right light fittings, and light accessories for your home.
As a norm, most people tend to be more concerned about other home decorations and features, like furniture, curtains and plants, but the right type of lamp placed in the right place can make or break the look of a room. As a result, the proper planning of light fittings and lamps are as critical as all the other items that make up your home decor.
When putting together the decorative elements in your favorite rooms, such as your living room, family or keeping room, bedroom, kitchen and even a bathroom, we often think first of the cloth type, the furniture, carpets and even the wall colors, before we even think about the lighting needs. Of course, all of those items form the foundation of your space and the predominant elements of your chosen design statement, but just as important are the accessories that we choose or even acquired during our life.
There is no doubt, that a room that is not properly accessorized, is a room that appears cold and sparse, no matter how beautiful the space may be.
Accessories add polish, texture, warmth and scale to a room. They are unifying and at the same time contrasting elements that add dimension and definition to our space.
Because we are now looking at the lighting aspects, table lamps along with complementary lampshades are one accessory that can completely alter the feeling, scale and appearance of a room. Without question, lamps add warmth and a lived in feeling to our rooms and are available in just about every style choice and every price imaginable.
Overhead lighting fixtures are equally beautiful and they are an important lighting and design elements in their own right, but these fixtures are not designed to light an entire space, but rather localized focus areas of light.
We are very lucky, because there are now a myriad of lamp choices available that are as beautiful as they are functional.
A good table or portable lamp provides lighting when and where we need it. But, like everything else that you choose, they are a reflection of your own personal style. They can be sculptural, classic, bold, dramatic, understated, organic, powerful, serene, playful, opulent or charming. Well-placed and well-chosen lamps can make all the difference in how a room looks and feels to you, to your family and visitors.