Create your Personal Space with Hanging Lights: Know the Easy Tweaks
You do not necessarily need walls to divide your space. In order to create more depth and define certain areas, you can use hanging lights instead. These easy tips and ideas from Lightosphere work great for studio apartments or open-space living:
- Install hanging lights over your dining table, kitchen island, hallways, staircases, and living area. If you want to separate the dining table, kitchen and living area from each other without actually putting up walls or dividers, you could use hanging lights to define the area. Put a row of hanging lights on top of the kitchen island and right above the dining table to emphasise these spots. You could also install a single hanging light in the centre of your living room.
- If you live in a small apartment, brightening up the place adds warmth and makes the space feel larger than it actually is. Natural light is the best option for any small room, but if that is not possible and if the view is a building or wall next door, then artificial lighting helps a lot. Using small hanging pendant lights not only visually eliminates negative space at or above eye level—it also takes up zero floor space.
- If you have a favourite spot in your home such as a reading nook or a writing corner, then hang a single hanging light right above it to add a touch of functionality combined with art to that special space.
- Take note of the colour palette of your interiors to make sure that the lighting fixture you purchase complements the area. Focus on the colour of your space and then decide whether warm or cool light is most suitable. Also, the style of the hanging light matters more than the light bulb colour. Pay attention and get the one you really love as the fixture stays in the place with you for at least a few years.