Why Lighting Is Important In Interior Design

The lighting in a room has an impact on the mood of a room as well as its perceived size. Lighting is one of most crucial elements in decorating a room. Paradoxically, light creates both illusion and reality. Light fixtures highlight treasured objects as well as impacts mental health, performance, and mood.

For instance, commercial LED lighting can help decorate a retail store or an office. Typically, lighting in interior design deals mostly with residential applications. Interior designers literally try to bring energy and light inside the home.

Even a home with many windows cannot guarantee sunny weather. But by using artificial light, arranged properly, your rooms may shine brightly. Types of light and their placement are crucial aspects of interior design. They work together with room size, color selection, furniture selection and availability of natural light. When such elements come together, the right lighting solutions are combined to achieve a smooth combination of style and functionality.

Management Of Color

Using lighting, the complete colors of a room can be subtracted or added from the spaces, meant to be enhanced by light. Typically, dark colors make a room have the impression of being cramped and small. Light colors have the opposite impact. You can create an illusion of space by further lighting up the walls.

Also, directional lighting like track lights can soften wall colors. Another type is recessed lighting, which has a soft downward glow, which illuminates the floors and not, the walls. This is different from lights hung from the room center, which provides ambient light or lighting of walls. Both of these determine the brightness of a room.

Directional Lighting

The lights installed in a room can illuminate it completely or may highlight specific elements. One example of positional lighting is track lighting. Hung from the ceiling, the lamps can be adjusted to point at specific elements like kitchen island/ vase of flowers/wall painting etc. These lights can also be mounted on walls. Sometimes, special mirror and picture frames possess built-in lighting to throw light on particular spots on the wall. Decorators make use of recessed lighting in ceilings and floors for creating vertical beams of light in contrast to total glow from light fixtures hanging down from the ceiling.


Functionality is a crucial aspect of room lighting. There must be a purpose served by lighting or it merely wastes electricity. For instance, chandeliers are installed in large foyers, hallways and rooms because of their central placement and for the tremendous illumination offered by them. In other cases, wall lights add size and length visually to an entryway hall beside illumination. Decide on the style of lighting you desire to get the ideal luminescent or directional type for the setting. Consider task-specific lighting for desks and other work areas like kitchen islands where functionality is a bigger consideration than style.


An illusion of space is provided by both artificial and natural light. In darker rooms, efforts must be made to bring in the more natural light. A cramped space has poor lighting. An improper arrangement of furniture can make things worse. The solution s are centrally hanging lights, corner lamps etc which suit both homes and offices. Residential  LED  lighting fixtures can bring brightness to the room while cutting energy bills.

These are all some aspects of how lighting can impact the interior decoration of homes and offices.