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    Blog: Lighting tips for small spaces


    Learn how to light up your small home for a brighter and more spacious room

    With the right approach and proper lighting techniques, even small spaces can appear more spacious and welcoming. To achieve this, you can utilise tips from experienced industry professionals like Arch. Shweta Kaw, who has a successful 15-year career in the field, including a role as a Sustainable Design Consultant in Singapore.

    Use multiple light sources


    Instead of relying on a single overhead light, use a combination of table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces to create a layered lighting effect. This will help in brightening up dark corners and add several dimensions to the room.

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    Chandeliers helps save wall space


    These lights come with a glamorous touch and a sparkle that attracts attention. Chandeliers have a number of advantages, including the stunning crystals that give the room a magical feel. Not only do they beautify the interior around them, but they also make up areas and spaces that other light sources cannot cover. 


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    Make the most of natural light 


    Limit window treatments to a minimum and place the furniture near windows. This will help in creating a sense of openness and bring in the much-needed natural light.


    Task lighting 


    Task lighting such as under-cabinet lighting, can be used to highlight specific areas of the room and make them more functional.

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    Chandeliers are the main point of attraction of your space 


    Chandeliers make excellent fixtures to complement your contemporary interiors. These lighting fixtures help the space by making it less boring and dull and bring life and character to any room.


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    Miltiple light sources

    Consider the color of your lighting


    Distinct lighting colors/tones can produce different moods and effects. Warmer colors like yellow and orange can invoke a friendly and inviting ambiance, whereas cooler colors like blue and white can convey an air of modernity.


    Use mirrors to reflect


    Mirrors are an excellent tool to reflect light and make a room appear larger. Mirrors can enhance the perception for the size of the room when hung on walls.


    By implementing these lighting tips, you can create a well lit, more spacious room in your limited space. Remember to experiment with different lighting options and find what works best for your interior.

    Mirror for small spaces

    Chandeliers provide a unique statement to your interior 


    If the artist in you wants something unconventional, a leap from classic chandelier styles, there is a whole pool of unique beauties out there. These beauties will fit just right with your contemporary setting and earn you some good compliments. 


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    Integrating Philips lighting products into your interior design will add a touch of elegance and enhance the overall experience of the space!


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