Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


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Design Spotlight: Luminous Lighting

When it comes to interior design there are a few main features that really make or break a space, and lighting has got to be one of the most important. From spectacular wall sconces to dramatic pendant lights, the design of your lighting – as well as the type of bulb – can make or break a space. Avoid having your interior looking dark and dated by incorporating some of these essential tips to light up your home’s interior.

Not many people have the luxury of sky-high ceilings or fabulous voids, so if your home does incorporate these architectural details then please do make a feature out of them! Nothing screams luxury more than a bold feature light suspended in an entrance or staircase, and I think something like the Timothy Oulton Paradise Spiral Chandelier would be spot-on. If you have a really high ceiling, try two of these staggered – one lower than the other – for a cluster feature and a show-stopping first impression.

Now that you have a jaw-dropping feature light doesn’t mean that you can neglect the all other lighting sources… Turn to stunning wall sconces for a dimly lit hallway or to add symmetry to either side of a sofa setting or bed. I love having them as bedside lighting, as they free-up crowded bedside tables and give off a luxurious boutique hotel feel. Look to the Oly Micah Sconce for a gorgeous bedside lighting option – the bulb creates a warm glow behind the onyx stone shade to help set a relaxing mood.

Speaking of mood, remember to consider the appropriate type of bulb for each space – the last thing you want is to have bright blinding lights in a bedroom, and soft warm light in your kitchen. Turn to incandescent lights for a warmer look, and LED or halogen lights for something a bit brighter.

To get the look at home, shop Coco Republic’s lighting collections online or in store.

Caitlan N

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