Creating Ambience with Decorative Lighting

25 August 2022
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It can be used to create a certain mood or atmosphere in a room, and even to highlight certain features of a space. Decorative lighting is a great way to add some personality to any home or other setting, and can really help to set the tone of a space. Lighting should be an essential addition to your collection if you're an interior designer or retailer that stocks home accessories and decor. At Searchlight we stock a huge catalogue of wholesale decorative lighting. Our company is well-known within the industry and we have spent many decades building relationships with retailers and brands, helping to supply them with lighting for all requirements. In our latest blog article, we are exploring the topic of ambience and how this can be easily created with the use of the right decorative lighting.

Choosing the right lighting to create mood in a space

One of the most important things to consider when creating ambience is the type of lighting you use. There are a few different options available, and each one has its own unique benefits. For example, LED lights are very popular at the moment as they are significantly more energy efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also emit very little heat, making them ideal for use in delicate or heat-sensitive areas. However, they can sometimes be seen as being too harsh or clinical, so it is important to consider this when choosing decorative lights. If you want to create a subtle, more relaxing ambience then you may wish to opt for lights that are not white and instead emit a softer glow. Some of the most popular types of lighting for creating ambience are:

  • LED lights
  • Table lamps
  • Floor lamps
  • Candle lanterns
  • Ceiling Pendants
Each type of light has its own unique benefits, so it is important to consider what you want to achieve before purchasing and placing.

LED lights - As we briefly mentioned, LED lights are becoming increasingly popular as they are more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs. They also last much longer, so you won't need to worry about constantly replacing them. Bearing in mind that LED lights tend to emit brighter, whiter light, they are often better suited to areas that require more artificial lighting, a space you prefer to be well-lit, such as a bathroom. This will help to create an uplifting mood rather than a relaxing one.

Table lamps - Table lamps are great for adding some extra light to a room without being too overbearing. They can be placed on side tables, coffee tables, or even shelves, and come in a wide range of styles to suit any interior. For creating a cosy, warm atmosphere opting for a table lamp with a shade is perfect, as this will help to diffuse the light and make it more inviting.
 
Floor lamps - Floor lamps are ideal for use in larger rooms or spaces where you want to add some extra light without taking up too much space. They come in both traditional and more modern styles, so there's sure to be one to suit your needs. Floor lamps are also great for creating a sense of depth in a room, as they can be placed in the corner of a room to create an illusion of more space.

Candle lanterns - Candle lanterns are great for adding some light without being too overbearing. They come in a wide range of styles, so are extremely versatile and suitable for an array of different interior designs. Candle lanterns are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere as they emit soft, gentle light. If you want to create a more romantic ambience then placing some candles around the room is perfect.

Ceiling pendants - Ceiling pendants are ideal for use in rooms with high ceilings, as they help to bring the light down to a more manageable level. They come in a wide range of styles, so are perfect for all different personal styles and interior design choices. Pendants are also great for creating a focal point in a room, as they can be placed over a dining table or in a reading nook.
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