Finding the Right Glow: Designing Functional & Stylistic Lighting Solutions For Your Home

Proper lighting is essential for creating a functional and inviting atmosphere in your home. Whether you're working, relaxing, or entertaining guests, having the right glow can greatly elevate the ambience of each room. But more than having a light source that functions well, it also has to look good doing its job, too. Because even though any ceiling light will illuminate your room, the wrong choice would clash with your decor, and that’s a cardinal sin in interior design.

In this guide, we will explore the art of designing purposeful and stylish lighting solutions for your living room, dining room, and kitchen by way of light layering, ensuring that you have the perfect illumination within each space.

First up are the main rooms in your home, mainly the living room. Some considerations to account for include already having your windows and television be sources of light. To not crowd the room with too much illumination, opt for subtle lighting fixtures like Halo Gypsum, providing a soft illumination for cosy stay-ins. 

Another space that benefits from good lighting is the dining room. Since this is where you’ll be hosting brunches and dinner parties, setting the mood is of absolute importance. Isa V3 series illuminates conversations and dining setups without taking the attention away from home decor. 

Aside from the crystal chandelier or trio of pendant lamps hanging above your live edge dining table, other luminaires that you can add to the space to enhance the mood include GEA and ONN lamps from a-emotional light’s series.


Pictured above: Boba Duo Wall

With these considerations in mind, you’re well-equipped to go forth and design the lighting plan for your new home. So long as you understand the fundamental functions of each room and how to make use of existing sources of light, your oasis will always glow just right.