LET THERE BE LIGHT
Architect and Interiors India|October 2020
LET THERE BE LIGHT
A DÉCOR ELEMENT THAT CAN INSTANTLY MAKE A ROOM GO FROM DRAB TO FAB, LIGHTING COMBINES SCIENCE AND ART TO MAKE A HOUSE A HOME
BINDU GOPAL RAO

Lighting is an essential aspect of all homes. It plays a major role in manipulating the atmosphere by placement angles and varied fixtures. Lights are an integral aspect of home décor that can affect the mood and ambience of the room.

CONTEMPORARY CUES

Geometric designs are appearing to be a seamless fit for modern and contemporary interiors. A creative repetition of patterns leads to an intricate design that has a spellbinding effect. Matte brass and gold fixtures with a rustic finish are going to be particularly popular next year. A tinge of gold is enough to do the magic; whether you incorporate brass accents or gold lighting, the mellow and cosy lighting creates a timeless appeal.

“Our design mantra is inspired by contemporary and global aesthetics when it comes to lighting. We curate a range of global designs that fits well in modern Indian homes and keeps up with the aesthetic. Lighting fixtures created with an amalgamation of materials work well with modern, industrial, mid-century and traditional décor. An absolute best way to practically add a tinge of warm glow and an everlasting beauty that enlivens the moments spent with your loved ones,” says Gunjan Gupta, co-founder, It’s All About Home (IAAH).

Lighting is ever-evolving with new trends emerging daily. A popular trend is the play on essential shapes to easily adapt to the surroundings. Another trend is the reflection of natural light synchronised with the lighting design. “We are noticing more structural forms in statement lights that highlight the complexity and orientation to detail in lighting. Lighting, beyond being purely functional, has become a statement piece and an art form,” says Rishad Khergamwala, director – developments, MAIA Estates.

The growing trend of minimalism will show through portable wireless lights that can be seen in the form of landscape lights for balconies and gardens, whereas, in interiors, as portable lighting. Floor lamps with tripod legs, or an unexpected angle, grew in popularity last year and are expected to increase in the years to come. Architectural floor lamps command attention and enhance the style of every room, and since lighting is becoming more decorative, architectural fixtures and lamps can be the statement pieces in your room’s overall design.

LIGHT MIX

The kind of lighting required completely depends on the type of project and the mood one is trying to create. Fixtures like chandeliers and wall lights are classically used to aesthetically enhance the space. If chosen thoughtfully, one can incorporate a plethora of lighting in the home that can surely serve a purpose. Broadly categorised into ambient lighting, task lighting, and indirect lighting, you can combine and create effective lighting.

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October 2020