Lighting is often the best when it is least noticed. Unless you are adding an extravagant floor lamp or a dazzling chandelier to the interiors, lighting is all about shining the spotlight on something else. The right illumination can make or break the appeal of your interiors. It can transform a dark and grim looking residence into a warm and inviting abode. When it comes to blending in functionality with a modest presence, nothing matches the efficiency of recessed lights.
Smart, stylish and hidden, they are a perfect addition to the modern home.
by Stotler Design Group
Recessed lights are a far more basic part of interior design than the sculptural floor lamps or stylish pendant lights. They might not be the showstoppers of a setting, but they are an absolute must in order to fashion gorgeous and well-lit spaces.
by Utopia Projects
by Chr DAUER Architects
by Ian Engberg
by Griffin Enright Architects
by Best Builders
by Hartman-Baldwin Design
by Marilza Tavanielli
Concealed, Focused and Functional
Recessed lights or can lights (as they are sometimes called in the US) bring along with them a multitude of features. Doubling up to provide both ambient and focused illumination, they are a great addition for the modern ergonomic kitchen. Since this is one room in the home where functionality takes precedence over form and elegance, recessed lights work beautifully in here. The area above the bathroom vanity and the spot above the tufted headboard in the bedroom are also popular places where can lights unravel their magic!
Design is about light and shade, and appropriate lighting is of great importance. Dramatic lighting always tends to produce great photographs. But most often it makes for interiors that are too sterile and touch impractical. It is important to balance the theatrical with the unassuming and the minimal. This is precisely what makes recessed lighting a must home in contemporary homes with clean and well defined interiors.
by Peter A. Sellar
by Brown’s Interior Design
by Cameron C. Habel Construction
by Bunker Workshop
Multiple Layers of Lighting for a Complete Home
The best interior designers in the world will tell you that creating the perfect ambiance indoors is as much about the lighting as it is about color and décor. Multiple layers of lighting combined with smart natural lighting during day time is the perfect way to achieve this. It is best to remember that no single type of lighting gets the job done in its entirety. Recessed lighting is often used as accent lighting. It cannot be the sole light source in most rooms. Mix recessed lights with floor lamps, rail lighting and pendant lights to get the desired illumination.
by Arnold Schulman Design Group
Lighting has become infinitely more complex in the modern times. With designers and clients gravitating towards discreet colors and muted hues, proper lighting acquires greater significance than ever before. Correct lighting can elevate even the simplest of shades. Get it wrong and dark corners along with dreary shadows dominate the setting. Several varied light sources can combine to eliminate this conundrum.
by Mark English Architects
by Arnal Photography
by Sullivan Design Studio
by Ed Ritger Photography
Spacing it Just Right!
There is no exact and universal rule when it comes to spacing recessed lights. Yet, a simple way forward is to put 5-inch lights approximately 5 feet apart or 3-inch lights around 3 feet away from one another. The way you place recessed lights depends also on the intensity of illumination you wish to achieve and the areas you want to highlight. They are great for highlighting art work on the walls or a small nice in the corner as well. Choosing the right trim also depends largely on the existing color scheme of the room and surrounding décor.
by Joie Wilson
by Cynthia Lynn Photography
Well placed recessed lighting highlights the best features of a room while the lights themselves remain invisible! This is the true litmus test for recessed lighting. Offering warm, inviting and pleasing aura, recessed lights give most interiors and patio spaces a whole new lease of life filled with radiance.
by Revealing Assets
by CORE Architects
by Scott Haig
by Causa Design Group
by De Anza Interior
by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects