Interior design lighting has come a long way in modern times. Just recently, I asked my mom to switch up the lighting in her bedroom from an installation that had not been updated since the 1970’s. When asked why she kept it the same for so long, she replied that she just hadn’t thought about it. Light fixtures can be commonly overlooked, but once revised it can make a huge difference aesthetically to the overall look and feel of a space.
As an interior design enthusiast, I’ve always despised lamps. From table lamps to floor lamps, older designs were always so bulky and took up way too much space. Recently, I’ve grown fond of lamps with lucite bases and structured covers. But most of all, I’m all about lighting that’s artistic and creative. Personally, I prefer lighting that isn’t always on display (as in recessed lights and track lights). There’s something about the fact that the lights are hidden and/or out of the way that makes designing a space really effortless.
Lighting can be really impressive when designed properly in a contemporary styled home. It can be the focal point of the room or it can be strategically placed in which it gives a soft glow. Below I’ve compiled a few looks that show lighting in a whole new perspective.