This room I decorated has a beautiful statement ceiling light as a focal point for the room. My client was a lady so I wanted to choose something that was feminine but with bold enough sweeping lines to draw the eye to it and make it the centre piece for the room.
It has soft curves but strong lines to make it girly yet imposing enough to add impact to the room. When choosing statement lighting think about whether you want it to be masculine or feminine, bold or more timid, what kind of space is it going in to and do you want one big statement light or a few smaller, more subtle ones? How will the material it’s made of go with the rest of the fabrics in the room? Will it clash with, or compliment the other pieces of furniture in the room with the statement it will be making?
This statement light goes perfectly with the blue custom-made bookcase because it is bold but more subtle in comparison, so it doesn’t out-do the bookcase. Think about your furniture, is it too bold to have an imposing statement light? If so, go for something more minimal so the room doesn’t look too busy. If you have bold coloured furniture choose something more neutral. If you have one piece of bold furniture as another focal point, and you want a light that is going to make a statement as well, choose something of less or equal colour and intensity. This will create harmony.
Pendant light by Foscarini, Caboche, wall lights as well by Foscarini, model: Caboche
Think of the position of the light, does it hang over a coffee table or will it hang over a sofa? The position is very important for naturally drawing the eye over the furniture and up to the light, or from the light down to the furniture (depending on what you want people to notice first) in a smooth line, so each form follows the previous one in a flowing motion. So the placement of the light is very important, it really adds a finishing touch.
I’m Alicia Zimnickas founder of AZ INTERIORS. I'm interior designer and artist. On AZ INTERIORS blog, I share decorating ideas, interesting and inspiring interiors, interior design trends, beautiful objects and places - those worth mentioning. Welcome to my creative world.