Types of Lighting to Consider for a Luxury Home

Research has proven beyond a doubt that lighting has a direct impact on our mood, and can even affect our ability to learn. So, if you want to create a comfortable or energizing atmosphere in your home, effective lighting is the answer.

These are the types of lighting you should put on your radar if you want to inject new life into your luxury living spaces.

The Three Main Types of Lighting

All homes have areas designed for specific purposes such as rest, relaxation, work, and play. There are three different kinds of interior design lighting which suit these categories:

Low Lighting

These forms of lighting have a functional purpose that serves to create a general sense of light in a room. Its main function is to ensure you can see where you’re going.

Ceiling lights and floor lamps are the most common examples of these.

Task Lighting

Task lighting is a brighter kind of lighting that enables you to perform necessary, sometimes detailed functions. Some examples of these types of interior lighting are under counter lighting, desk lamps, and table lamps.

Accent Lighting

The aim of accent lighting is to create a specific ambiance in a room or to highlight an attractive feature. Wall sconces and track lighting fall into this realm.

Interior Lighting Ideas for Your Custom Home

When you worked on the overall design of your house, you went to great pains to ensure the structure met with your every need and desire. So, it’s important that you choose the right types of home lighting to complement all your hard work.

These are some of the newest lighting trends for luxury homes:

Clear Pendant Lights

Clear pendants add a charming rustic feel to any custom kitchen and are especially effective when positioned over a kitchen island. They look best when you hang them at staggered heights.

You can choose bare bulbs, wicker shades or industrial finishes depending on what suits your kitchen’s style


Whimsical ornate chandeliers are another top choice for high-end kitchens. Although these classic lighting fixtures have been around for over a thousand years, they’re still popular in luxury homes across the world.

Chandeliers help inject instant elegance or vintage appeal into any space. They even work well in bathrooms.

Colored Glass Pendants

Colored glass is an unexpected top trend in modern-day lighting.

Tinted light baubles dangling from the roof add Bohemian whimsy to modern eclectic designs.

Pendant lights adorned in vintage stained glass look stunning against dark wood designs, and lampstands look stunning when they’re made of hand-blown tinted glass.

Anything Goes

Some of the latest lighting fads are hard to define in that they’re incorporating mismatched colors, shapes, and sizes to create a luxury feel in living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.

Black is still a top tone in interior design and it’s reflected in matt black light shades and fixtures. Wood and ceramic shapes are still a popular addition to farm-style fashioned homes.

The Best Designs Start Here

Keep reading our blog for more information and inspiration for creating the living spaces you crave. We’ve got all the best tips and ideas from the best types of lighting all the way down to high-end flooring.

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