When we think about lighting for interior design, this detail can often seem like an afterthought. Sure, you need light, but it’s probably not something that needs that much thought, right? Just stick some lights to the ceiling, wire them up, and we’re good to go. Lighting was once like this, especially in older buildings that were built to a cost. Nobody was all that worried about how the lighting accentuated the interior design of a low-cost post-WWII apartment building.
However, things have evolved hugely since then and the idea of lighting interior design is no longer the preserve of mansions and palaces. It is now a central design aspect of everyday homes that are being designed and built in cities around the world. Today, an interior design drafted without a lighting designer involved is about as useful as a car without wheels. Good lighting design is instrumental for a number of reasons. It adds depth and character to an interior, enhances an artful balance of light and shade, and makes what might have been a dingy space into something much more livable.
This is why a room or whole-house renovation is a great opportunity for totally reimaging your interior lighting design situation. If you feel that your home is dark, or that the actual designs of the lighting fixtures themselves just don’t look good, it’s worthwhile to consider hiring an architectural lighting designer. There are of course pros and cons to this, but it is nonetheless something that we recommend for maximizing the beauty and impact of any space.