modern Living room by Tramas

30 pictures of smart and stylish lighting ideas

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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Illumination is the key to enhancing décor in your home. But have you ever considered designs that are sleek and stylish, but also functional? The varieties of brilliant lighting ideas that are available, range from stunning LED’s for that techno-inspired design to hanging lamps and distinctive detail, these will fit the features of your home, while adding a cosy atmosphere. The 30 tips and tricks of special lighting choices in this article are rustic and classic, as well as high tech and minimalist.

1. Similar shades

Symmetry is one of the most important elements of design and the interior designers carefully considered elegant lighting and simple tones for a comfortable effect.

2. Planned

modern Kitchen by NicArch
NicArch

Cucina a giorno moderna

NicArch

The layout of an open plan space means the kitchen, living and dining are incorporated into one zone, the lighting should therefore be innovative enough to designate areas. 

3. For a small space

So your home is small in stature… correct lighting can be a trendy statement.

4. No boundaries

Opt for a sleek and chic ceiling and incorporate your lighting for a different yet dynamic design.

5. Light house

Include some subtle lighting with a dimming function and adjust the mood of your home.

6. Suspended ceiling

Go for some indirect illumination and create a charming space.

7. Private

Choose lights to enhance that old ceiling.

8. Gypsum

Gypsum board is a versatile material that can be used to create varying ceiling heights or securely fit an air conditioner.

9. Attractive

Choose a warm, neutral colour palette for a cosy environment.

10. Neat and tidy

Decorate the space with tidiness in mind.

11. Colour choices

There are variety of colours to choose from, so there's no need to stick with stark white walls to get your lighting brilliant.

12. Indirectly

minimalistic Living room by SANSON ARCHITETTI
SANSON ARCHITETTI

SANSON ARCHITETTI

SANSON ARCHITETTI

The living room will be so comfortable with excellent indirect lighting.

13. Not just for the ceiling

Deciding on where to place your lighting doesn't need to be limited to just the ceiling, use your walls instead.

14. In the centre

Place an eye-catching chandelier in the centre of a room and maximise the contemporary design.

15. A bit of the natural

There's nothing quite like natural light to decorate your home comfortably.

16. Modernity

Wooden detail adds an unusual texture.

17. Innovative

Add fancy fantasy to your interior with some innovative lighting for that narrow space.

18. Multifunctional

If you are one for the sophisticated option, then choose indirect lighting.

19. Ideal

Use your architecture to your advantage and find modern lighting that fits the clean modern lines.

20. Simplicity

minimalistic Kitchen by Formarredo Due design 1967
Formarredo Due design 1967

Cucina su misura—Formarredo Due & Key Sbabo Cucine

Formarredo Due design 1967

Simple design with less frills can sometimes be even more beautiful than over the top decor.

21. Focussed

Lighting can be focused to enhance the colour and decor elements.

22. Lovely LED's

LED lights are an energy efficient and flexible option for almost any room. 

23. Draw attention to the positives

 Corridor & hallway by NicArch
NicArch

Intervento di ristrutturazione di un appartamento a Roma in via Delle Cave

NicArch

Illumination can be used to draw attention to the attractive features of the home instead of the negatives.

24. The unexpected

modern Bedroom by Silvia Panaro Architettura e Design
Silvia Panaro Architettura e Design

Dettaglio del controsoffitto: taglio di luce e incasso della porta scorrevole

Silvia Panaro Architettura e Design

Use simple lighting to highlight the unexpected corners of the home.

25. So charming

The colours, lighting and all-white fixtures of this open plan space makes it an inviting design for this home.

26. Elegant corridor

A corridor with this much elegance and charm will definitely enhance the ambiance.

27. Unique and quirky

With some imagination, a boring ceiling can be creative and quirky.

28. Rustic

modern Dining room by Elia Falaschi Photographer
Elia Falaschi Photographer

Ristrutturazione Appartamento

Elia Falaschi Photographer

The strong wooden table and lovely lighting makes a contemporary home fabulous.

29. Glossy

modern Living room by A2pa

A glossy bar will reflect your lighting.

30. Another reflection

This image is proof that reflective cabinetry, mirrors and illumination make a stunning combination. Have a look at The best way to divide the living room from the entrance: 7 examples

Which of the 30 lighting ideas are fit for your home?
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