Custom lighting: how to create the desired effect
Lighting is a key element in creating the right atmosphere in every room of the house. Thanks to modern technology, it is now possible to customise lighting quickly and easily, creating the desired effect in every room.
The first thing to consider is the type of light you want: warm and cosy, cold and professional or with a specific colour to create a special atmosphere. LED lights are a good solution, as they offer a wide range of options in terms of colour and light intensity.
As we will see later, another element that has become commonplace is intelligent lighting control which, thanks to recent technologies, has given a decisive boost to the customisation of lighting.
To customise the lighting, it is also important to consider the location and number of lighting points required. For example, to create a cosy atmosphere in a room, you can choose to place wall lights in strategic points, or use a floor lamp to illuminate a corner of the room.
The organisation of lighting points is an activity closely linked to the rooms and to the positioning of the furnishings within them. It is therefore essential to have a clear idea of how you want to furnish your home before making any decision on lighting points and their positioning: by following the basic rule of “no dark areas” and having the floor plan and needs well in mind, it will then be easier to effectively choose the number and type of lamps to use in each context.
How to Highlight with Lights
Using lights to highlight specific elements in the room, such as a painting or piece of furniture, is an effective way to create a dramatic effect and give depth to the space.
To highlight a painting for example, a wall light or spotlight can be used, positioned to directly illuminate the artwork. This creates a warm and welcoming light effect, which highlights the painting and emphasises its details.
To highlight a piece of furniture, on the other hand, you can use an underlying light, such as an LED light placed under the furniture or a table lamp. This creates a soft, dramatic lighting effect that gives depth and character to the space.
In addition, lights can also be used to create an intimate and cosy atmosphere, for example by using LED wall lights or spotlights with warm, soft light.
Intelligent light control is a key element in customising lighting. These systems allow the brightness and colour of lights to be adjusted at any time, using a smartphone app or remote control.
Some smart control systems also offer the possibility of creating preset scenarios, for example for dinner or watching a movie. These scenarios can be activated with a single touch, instantly creating the desired atmosphere.
Many of these smart control systems can be integrated with virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing lights to be adjusted via voice commands. This makes customising lighting even easier and more convenient.