New Types of Interior Lighting to Brighten Up Your Room

So, you have finally been able to buy a new house and you are all excited to do the interior decoration. One of the most critical parts of interior decoration is the light that you choose for the different rooms. Lights have the ability to make a room look brighter or dim, depending on how you want the room to look when the lights are on. Without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at some of the unique lighting options that you can install to make the interiors look super-cool.

Recessed lighting

This is one of the most beautiful ways to light up your drawing room. Instead of having the traditional bulbs or tube lights, the recessed lights will be fixed to the ceiling. There will be several lights throughout the ceiling to make sure that the room has enough light. Most of the recessed lights are installed using a false ceiling.


If you have any photo frame or painting on the wall or have a unique showpiece, you can install spotlights to ensure that that particular area is focused amongst all the other things in the room. You can also have an open bar and have focus lights on the collection of bottles that you have. It gives a classy look and if the other lights in the room are dim, then the entire lighting condition gives a spectacular feeling.

Ambient light

Remember how a chandelier has so many lights and the entire unit hangs on the wall. It looks so beautiful when you walk in, right? Following the same concept, ambient lighting has become quite popular among homeowners. This has a covered ceiling light and you can control their intensity with the dimming switches or with the remote control. One of the reasons why this lighting option has impressed everyone is the designs that you get for the part that covers the light. Starting from the design of a sun to the design of a sundial, there are lots to choose from. Make sure you choose amber lighting because it gives a warm feel to the room.

With so many unique interior lighting options, there is no doubt that you will want to see each and every one of them before you pick the right one for the individual rooms. So, check all the types mentioned above and install them in the rooms that you feel best.

New types of interior lighting

Article by Electrician Geelong

A Few Words on Ambient Lighting

The right lighting in your home can go a long way to make a great impression and create that “stylised” ambience. Ambient lighting adds a great look and feel to your home.

It can be difficult choosing the appropriate contemporary lighting for your home, and if you don’t have any experience it can be a matter of trial and error which could end up costing you in mistakes.

When it comes to lighting and decorating your home, the goal is to create build an atmosphere. An atmosphere of comfort, warmth, casualness and organisation will make you always feel at home and also make guests feel welcome. Using technology that is available today, contemporary lighting can be easily used to create the atmosphere you are looking for.

Examples of ambient lighting that can be used include;  giving your living room a dramatic look, highlight decorations, and even hide imperfections or low points of the room. Great design in lighting can also emphasise colour schemes and create moods which all add up to create a certain atmosphere for the room. This can be done with the many many options in design, sizes, shapes, styles, etc. available today in contemporary lighting.

Since humans learnt how to control fire around 125,000 BC, lighting technology has come a long way. Around 4500 BC, oil lamps were in use and by around 3000 BC candles were invited – we’ve been playing around with various forms of lighting for a very long time.

Our choice of light fittings, styles shapes and sizes are virtually limitless these days. Just google indoor lighting and you will be overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available, not to mention options of where to purchase, how to purchase, etc. etc. Nowadays, not only do you have thousands of options when it comes to ceiling lighting, but you now have a lot of options with wall lighting and floor lighting – all in an effort to achieve that perfect ambience.

Another goal of ambient lighting is to achieve a light situation which is even throughout the room. You can help to achieve this by installing dimmers with your lighting which can allow you to adjust the level of lighting to suit the time of day or the amount of natural light entering the room.

A significant or important room in your house needs a touch of visual drama to emphasise looks and feel which can be achieved by using contrast. Contrast is a major factor in lighting design and can be done by using halogen (recessed) lights that highlight specific items of interest in the room. Other types of lighting such as wall scones will add accent.

Whilst lighting design for a significant room in your home isn’t the only factor which makes up the rooms decoration, it is an important one and well designed lighting will contribute to the success of that room.