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A Guide to Different Lights

Despite how small or large a space is, the masterful incorporation of lights can bring out sophistication and details when it comes to your home.

Different lights can be used for different layouts and can improve an overall theme’s visual aesthetics. In Singapore, interior design often includes a strong focus on lighting to go with the other elements found in a home. Here are a few types of lighting that you can use to help get that ambience you want.

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Alcove lighting

Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and noticed a subtle yet meticulous looking glow from the back of a cabinet or the ceiling? This is what is known as alcove lighting, typically hidden behind a recessed alcove in the ceiling or other added structures. This lighting technique often gives an abode that luxurious and futuristic vibe that you might find trending in many urban quarters throughout Singapore.

Free Space Intent, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: Free Space Intent

Icon Interior, Singapore interior design renovation

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M Atelier, Singapore interior design renovation

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In addition, alcove lighting helps to minimise harsh glare from direct illumination sources or accentuate specific architectural elements to turn them into enthralling focal points. You can find examples of alcove lighting in most modern luxurious interiors.

Free Space Intent, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: Free Space Intent

Project by: M Atelier

Track lighting

Another commonly used type of lighting, track lighting is made up of a row of directional light fixtures that are tasked with focusing on one spot or area in the room. This type of lighting can often be found in industrial interior design themes and usually in the form of long lines trailing on the ceiling. Track lighting comes in various shapes and sizes so choose the most unique and creative one but make sure it matches the look and feel of your room.

Notion of W, Singapore interior design renovation

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KDOT, Singapore interior design renovation

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You don’t just have to use these in a single area like the living room, they can be placed anywhere that features interesting focal points.

Notion of W, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: Notion of W

Joey Khu, Singapore interior design renovation

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DMarvel Scale, Singapore interior design renovation

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Wall sconces

These lighting options can go quite well on the walls of a room that may otherwise seem a little barren and incomplete. Wall sconces make for brilliant accent lighting since they are often wall-mounted and serve as ways to alter the appeal of their surroundings.

Minimology, singapore interior design renovation

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M Atelier, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: M Atelier

Generally, wall sconces come in pairs and can add visual balance to a bedroom or bathrooms, bringing energy and personality to already gorgeous interiors.

Fuse Concept, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: Fuse Concept

Pendant lighting

These are modern-day chandeliers for contemporary homes that could use a little edge or unique geometry. Pendant lighting typically comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes. You can find minimalist designs, meticulously crafted works of art and more.

19 Eighty Three, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: 19 Eighty Three


Icon interior, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: Icon Interior

AidenT, Singapore interior design renovation

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Mix and match different fixtures to appropriate visual layouts and emphasise on the décor or designs that already exist in the space.

D'Marvel Scale, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: D’Marvel Scale

Place pendants over dining tables to bring a combination of functionality and aesthetics to the area or hang them over counters to act as task lighting. They are versatile in nature, which means that you don’t have to worry about fitting them into any theme or style. The only consideration is to ensure that the colours go well with the overall theme of your home.

19 Eighty Three, Singapore interior design renovation

Project by: 19 Eighty Three

There are numerous ways to use these lighting options throughout your home so put your creative hat on. When it comes to the placement and incorporation of lights, play with angles and perspectives until you have achieved the desired results. Done right, lighting can be a useful tool, helping you highlight specific points throughout the abode. A stunning interior that’s aesthetically pleasing could be right around the corner!


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