Lighting is a very important, if not the most important, element of designing your home. Most of the projects have to begin by figuring out the lighting layout of your space first. The new-age homeowners have realised how important it is to get perfect illumination in their living space, and they’re paying extra attention to get everything right in the lighting domain and not leaving any stone unturned. Now, this can be a boon or a bane depending on how you handle the entire process. Planning the lighting layout yourself becomes a blessing because there are a plethora of options out there, but strangely enough, this is a curse too because the planning may get quite overwhelming due to the availability of so many designs out there.
The design space is ever-evolving, and there’s always a trend that steals the spotlight. And the latest trend is mixing and matching lighting designs in a particular space. The whole idea behind mixing and matching lighting designs is to add some depth to your space. Usually, a space doesn’t require multiple lighting fixtures, but we’ve gone by the “rules” for far too long. This new concept is all about going all out with a lighting layout and adding an edge to your decor. As long as the lighting designs complement each other and you don’t oversaturate the space, you’ll be fine. While this is just a basic rule of thumb, there are many more aspects to look at. The White Teak Company brings to you five simple tips that make the entire process of mixing and matching lighting designs a cakewalk.
Layer the lighting properly
Since the whole point of mixing and matching lighting, designs is to add depth to your space, layering the lighting designs is the best thing to do. You can go with the conventional layered lighting rule by adding ambient, task, and accent lighting or you can simply go ahead and improvise. If you go by the conventional rule, you’ll need an ambient lighting design like a chandelier, ceiling light, wall light or any kind of lamp to add soft lighting or general lighting to the space. You’ll need a focused task lighting fixture to add the functional element to the space and accent light fixtures to emphasise or highlight any part of your space.
If you’re planning to improvise, make sure you have an overhead lighting design because nothing else can add uniformity to the room quite like them. You also have to ensure that you get the mid-level lighting right to balance the light in the space. This part is not at all difficult, and it won’t even take too long to plan this part out if you have a basic idea of what kind of lighting designs you’re going for.
Centre the lighting designs around a focal point
Centring the lighting around a focal point adds uniformity to the space and sometimes creates the perfect symmetry you’ve always been looking for. You can use a chandelier, ceiling light or a pendant light as statement lighting, and that becomes the focal point for the space. Now, all you have to do is cluster the lighting designs around it.
Here’s an example of how one can do it with these beautiful designs from the extensive and vivid collection of The White Teak Company…
1. Yellow Diamond LED Chandelier: This beautiful chandelier adds an effortless modern flair to your space and provides adequate illumination to the space. The practical and gorgeous design comes with an intricately designed glass body and stunning matte gold accents.
2. Lot To Unpack LED Table Lamp: This enchanting table lamp brings a distinct aura to your space and beautifully complements the above chandelier. Lot To Unpack not only accentuates the aesthetic value of your space but also adds an extraordinary functionality quotient to the space.
3. Tale To Tell Wall Light: If there’s any space that the chandelier doesn’t cover properly, this beauty will help you do just that. Tale To Tell is simply a treat to the eyes, and it comes with an effervescent modern design that is simply irresistible.
There’s a common trait between these designs, and they are all LED lighting fixtures. In this case, we’re balancing the intensity of the lighting throughout the room, you can go ahead and work the formula out on other designs of your choice.
Ensure that you’re using similar tints or hues
You simply can’t miss out on creating uniformity in the space, and we can’t emphasise this enough. You’ll have to consider this when choosing the lighting designs as you’ll have to be careful about the hues you choose for the space. While mixing and matching can be fun to play around with, you don’t want to end up with a heavily mismatched decor after investing so much time and effort. The kind of hues you want to go for is totally up to you, but going for neutral tones is the best option when going with this design concept. And remember, while monotony could spoil the whole mixing and matching fun, a vivid contrast could mess things up too. It’s the little grey area in between those two where we work.
Not sure how to nail the look? Take a look at these stunning designs…
1. Royal Tea Pendant Light: This enchanting pendant light sweeps you off your feet right at first glance. Royal Tea offers you the best blend of modern and contemporary design styles, and the most significant advantage you have with this light is the tri-coloured shades - smokey grey, copper and amber - and you can choose tones similar to any of the three shades.
2. Game On Gold Wall Light: This wall light can beautifully complement the pendant light and effortlessly blend into your decor. The amber-tinted bubbled glass shade and the matte gold body look absolutely ravishing and can do wonders for your decor.
3. Attention Seeker Floor Lamp: This mesmerising floor lamp is just the modern refinement your space needs, and it completes the look with its sleek and slender matte gold body, graciously suspending the smokey grey shades.
You can try the same formula with other designs of your preference, and you can choose different hues to go with too.
Match the designs with the overall theme
You don’t want to end up with a mismatched decor. Mixing and matching lighting designs is fine but avoid conflicting themes. Mismatched themes can make your space look cluttered and steal the vibe out of your living space. Be careful when choosing the design languages of the lighting fixtures.
One more thing to keep in mind is to let the lighting designs have a common trait between all of them so the theme becomes relatable and there is harmony between all the designs. It could be the design style, an element or any of their features.
Balance the scale
One last thing you must remember is that you can’t let the designs be disproportionate. Your statement lighting fixture usually has to be slightly larger than the rest, but you can use some pared-down lighting designs to maintain balance in the space. Avoid larger-than-life lighting designs while mixing and matching in a given space.
Head on to the website to feast your eyes on a plethora of plush lighting designs that can transform your living space beyond your imagination. Keep an eye out on this space for more.