Lighting can make or break an interior space. From stylish focused lighting, to a statement lamp or ceiling pendant, how you light a room can really transform its ambience and style. With so many new designs and different styles available, when it comes to modern lighting it can be hard to know where to start. We spoke to Søren Ravn Christensen, founder and designer at UMAGE and asked him to share his top lighting tips…
Decorate a Room With Multiple Lights
Lighting can be used in multiple ways to change or to enhance the look and feel of a space. A perfect ambience would balance several light sources at different levels that blend together. A well-lit space will have different types of lighting ranging from general to task oriented, without omitting the accent or decorative lights. Whenever you choose light sources for a room, you need to consider the purpose of the lamp, the size of the room, the mood you want to set and the look you want to create. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of light fixtures to create the perfect balance.
Make a Statement Through Your Lights
A central, stunning pendant lamp is a key element to any interior design. Just like a piece of art, it can create a powerful design statement. Consider style, shape, size and color when choosing the centrepiece light in a room, that special lamp that draws attention and admiration.
Let the Light Set the Mood of the Room
Not only the design of the lamp, but also the light it offers can create a different mood, from a cosy and relaxed ambience to a lively and bright one. Choose the lamp shades and their placement in relation to the amount of light they offer. Try to create a welcoming atmosphere, without the light shining directly into your eyes. Try to use warm and glare-free lights for spaces closer to the eyes, choose a design where the light bulb isn’t visible from any angle, this type of lamp shade is perfect for any height and any place in a home, either as a pendant, a floor lamp or a table lamp.
Be Creative and Play With Your Lights
Pendants lamps displayed in clusters or straight lines are increasingly popular, as they add a distinctive playful touch to any environment. Experiment with small lamps – they are perfect individually for smaller areas, and they add an impressive decorative touch when used in groups. Add an edge to your setting by using chic lamps with a twist – the Clava lamp, a small and stylish lamp perfect for clusters, has small holes around the curvy vertical sides, making the light come to life and creating a dancing pattern.
Bring a Cosy Feeling to Your Dinner Table
Combine design with functionality and make from your dining table a centrepiece by hanging above it either a big lampshade as a focal point, or a straight line of chic lamps. Choose lamps that will create a memorable dinner experience and a feeling of home and happiness.