LIGHTING WEEK: Making a statement.

We believe that an essential ingredient to making any space stand out is lighting. So integral to the functionality and overall aesthetic of the room, it is surprising that many times it is overlooked or is a last thought. So this week, we will explore the foundations of good lighting by dissecting the features of a well-lit room, divulging where to shop and putting the spotlight on an Australian creative who turns lighting into an art form.

When done right, statement lighting has the ability to transform an average room into something amazing. A common mistake is to choose conservatively. To make an impact, you need to be daring! So consider colour, texture, pattern and materials. Be brave, choose BIG, choose different! 

Chandelier lighting options. Images one, two and three (left to right).

Chandelier lighting options. Images one, two and three (left to right).

Chandeliers are a great example of statement lighting. They give your space drama, impact and style because they possess at least one the following characteristics:

over size (big in scale);

original design & style (unique in design, shape or theme);

contrast (competes with the theme/style of the room). 

Statement lighting options. Images four, five and six (clockwise from top left). 

Statement lighting options. Images four, five and six (clockwise from top left). 

If there is a room in your home that looks a little tired, undervalued or needs some energy, a statement light feature may just do the trick. Consider something a little outrageous, something with character or maybe something a little bit fancy where its unexpected.

Image seven.

Image seven.

Have you been thinking about a statement light for your home? Share your ideas with us below in our comments.

SbyD x

Images found via: one / two / three / four / five / six / seven