Homes with open layouts have risen in popularity of late. Open floor plans foster family interaction and make entertaining at home flow easily. Combining larger spaces also create shared experiences of cooking and eating or even relaxing. That said, those of us who live in lofts or studios can struggle with conveying a sense of free flow and purpose. Yet, a space can be perceived in multiple ways depending on the usage of light. Even a smaller, more affordable layout can benefit from the below tips on defining space with light.
A pendant is an easy way to state “this area is a focal point”. They can cast a very direct light or diffuse it into softer light. They range from decorative looks to simple and utilitarian, reinforce your space’s sleek elegance or quietly modern vibe — and avoid the unsightly clutter of cords.
Floor lamps are a great option when space is at a premium, especially when hardwired fixtures are not an option. For small spaces, focus instead on performance for task lighting. Your floor lamp should make the area feel larger, brighter and more comfortable.
Wall-mounted lighting can work well to define a small area. Sconces work equally well on either side of a bed, establishing it as an important element within the room, or over a small dining table for two to perfectly delineates the space.
Product links recommended above:
Multi Layer Pine Cone Chandelier, Glass & Metal
Riesling Glass & Metal Pendant Light