You might believe that the lighting arrangement in your home is largely fixed and that you are only able to add a few lamps to the fixtures that already exist. This notion is entirely incorrect, as the 14 types of lighting in interior design are shown here. Continue reading to learn how simple, enjoyable, and imaginative it is to change the lighting arrangement in your home.
What is indoor lighting?
These objects are exactly what you anticipate them to be: any lamp, pendant, or fixture used to light the rooms inside your house. They are normally designed to improve your current furniture arrangement in addition to just brightening your place. This includes any lamps or other fixtures you add as well as the fixtures that are already in your home when you move in. Importantly, indoor fixtures should only ever be used indoors because they frequently lack the waterproofing and dustproofing that outdoor fixtures must have.
14 Types of Interior Lighting
No matter the occasion, combine and match any of the indoor fixtures listed below to improve your surroundings and create the right mood:
1. Recessed Fixtures
Any interior lighting completely concealed inside your walls, ceiling, or floors are referred to as recessed fixtures. While that terminology may sound fancy or complicated, it really merely refers to fixtures that are flush with your ceiling or walls. However, recessed fixtures are not those that stick out of your walls, floors, or ceiling.
2. Track Lighting
You can also direct light from your ceiling towards your flooring without using the pre-installed fixtures in your home. Your ceiling will support and project track lights. They can be used to light up corridors or the exact middle of a room because they immediately point downward. Although you might require the assistance of an electrician to correctly install them, they offer a high-class and creative feel.
Pendants are available in a variety of hues and designs that easily fit into any type of interior design. Pendants are simple to assemble on your own, however getting assistance from friends never hurts. Simply install some strong hooks in your ceiling, then conceal the wiring of your pendant by running it over the walls, floors, and hooks. Pendants are stylish like their track lighting cousins, but they can often be more simpler to install. The same goes for a different indoor light type that is sometimes misconstrued as being difficult to install.
4. Wall Sconces
You may believe that placing wiring behind your walls is necessary in order to use wall sconces because they extend from the wall to light up side tables and corridors. However, it’s not always the case. This issue is resolved with plug-in wall sconces; all you need to do is keep the cord well-hidden, plug it in, and firmly attach your sconces. The likelihood is that no one will notice that you choose to use a plug-in rather than making a more long-term commitment unless you tell them.
5. Ceiling lighting
Speaking of long-lasting, install ceiling fixtures if you want to give your interior lighting design a steady, dependable base. We’re not just referring to regular recessed ceiling fixtures; we also include low-hanging lights, close-to-the-ceiling pendants, and chandeliers. Your indoor space, whether your living room, bedroom, or kitchen, can be inadequately illuminated without the essential lighting foundation that ceiling lights can offer.
6. Ambient lighting
As we just discussed, ambient lighting is what you would utilise if you were to construct your well-lit foundation using fixtures on (or in!) your ceiling. This is one of the three main categories of interior lighting, and it includes a wide range of fixtures and designs. Ambient lighting, for instance, could be a floor lamp with enough brightness to illuminate the entire space. It provides your area with a foundation of delicate or vibrant white, off-white, or yellow tones on which you may build with the other two basic types of fixtures: task lighting and accent lighting.
7. Task lighting
You install or set up task lamps and other similar devices to utilise for particular tasks. Task lights include things like your desk lamp, nightstand reading lamp and even the light you turn on over your sink to wash dishes. Similar to accent fixtures, you’ll typically set them up on side tables or directly above chairs or desks, giving you a lot of creative freedom with their appearance, brightness, and positioning.
8. Accent lighting
Want to quickly add brightness and contrast to your favourite piece of furniture or artwork? Accent lighting is what you’re looking for. To adequately illuminate and bring attention to an eye-catching couch or magnificent painting, place a fixture directly over or directly beneath it. You can draw attention to all of your room’s outstanding features with accent lighting!
The energy-efficient alternative to the light bulbs that predominated the 20th century is how this style of interior lighting is best recognised. LEDs scatter light in all directions, filling the space with a gentle tint. They have a lengthy lifespan, remaining lighted for many hours. Some versions also allow color-changing features via a remote control or an app. Standard bulbs, accent and ornamental fixtures like strip lights, and string lights are all examples of LED lights.
10. Laser lighting
Electrical filaments called lasers are employed to produce light in a variety of fixture types. As opposed to diffracting in all directions, lasers move along a narrow beam, thus their brightness and focus do not deteriorate with distance. Its narrow path also makes diffracting one beam into hundreds of smaller beams quite simple, which is why our laser projectors at BlissLights frequently have that highly desired, beautiful starry sky appearance (which we’ll cover in more detail soon).
11. Portable lighting
You can take these portable fixtures with you from room to room, even to other people’s homes or places of employment. They are easy to install and plug in, either by connecting to a USB port or a standard outlet. They are also simple to pack and carry with you thanks to their lightweight and portable construction. A great example of a portable light is the StarPort Laser USB from BlissLights. This little fixture plugs into your laptop, portable battery, or charging base to make moving between rooms simple.
12. Plug-in lighting
The range of plug-in lighting includes standard daytime fixtures and unique lasers. Both laser projectors and your favourite floor lamp are plug-in devices. For instance, all you have to do to use our Ark Ambient Aurora Light is plug it in and place your projector anywhere you like. Soon after, your room will be filled with lovely blue and green tones in a nebulous wave cloud-like phenomenon.
13. Star lighting
Using lasers, recreate a starry night! Star lights projects stars throughout your room while completely illuminating it in red, blue, or green. Use our BlissBulb for that instead because even the most eye-catching accent fixtures can’t exactly make your room look like what you see at midnight from a clear field without streetlights. Although the shapes it casts may be amusingly unconventional, it screws into ordinary fixtures like any other bulb, giving a stunning view quite simple.
14. Galaxy and nebula cloud fixtures
Stars are only the beginning; you may even bring entire galaxies indoors! Relax as your room is engulfed by a tranquil swirl of nebula clouds with starry specks. With the help of our SkyLite Laser Galaxy Projector, which is quite popular on TikTok, you may create this serenity. Anyone may participate in the latest decor craze, and that includes you!