It’s the month of love and although we’ve just celebrated Valentine’s Day, romance is still in the air – creating a romantic aura at home is something that should carry throughout the year.
For romance to prevail you must beguile your senses – sight, touch, taste, smell and sound must all be completely delighted. And this is where effective mood lighting comes in – it is imperative in setting the tone and feel of a space.
So you are clued up on the 2016 lighting trends, and you know which lighting fixtures would look best in a particular room.
However, while they may look good you could be wasting energy and not getting the proper lighting exactly where it’s needed.
While knowing what to do is great, knowing which lighting mistakes to avoid can shed some light on a room’s requirements when it comes to proper illumination.
Whether you’re moving into a new house, renovating your existing abode or redecorating for 2016, lighting is a key component to creating a comfortable home.
No matter where you live – be it a house, flat or townhouse– there’s nothing like a splash of colour and glittering lights to get you in the spirit of Christmas. But that doesn’t mean that your interior decor and lighting need to be discarded for the duration of the festive season – there’s a way to balance both so your home looks tastefully decorated and not “festive tacky”!
A great way of enhancing outdoor spaces, breathing new life into them and making them usable over all seasons is by illuminating the outside in beautiful ways. It makes sense that our landscape or outdoor spaces should be just as inviting, aesthetically pleasing and expressive of our individual styles as our indoor spaces.
Vibrant, alive, fun and hot – this describes summer in South Africa. With more time being spent outdoors, it makes sense that the outside should blend seamlessly with our homes.
You may already know that lighting the average home consumes a significant amount of energy and, when that electricity bill comes at the end of the month, your pocket feels the effects the most.
Whether it serves an aesthetic function, a practical energy-saving role or a mood-enhancing addition, the lighting you choose for each room of your home or office could well have been born in a simpler format many years before.
Matteo Ugolini, who prefers not to be boxed in the category of designer, has shown an affinity to drawing and painting from a very young age.
The long weekend was great for most, but it was even better for Streamlight, which had a stand at the 100% Design exhibition at Decorex alongside other high-end designer brands.