The beginning of any residential makeover, interior design project, or new-build development holds a lot of excitement and creative aspirations. From selecting colour schemes, patterns and finishes, through to furniture, decorations and artwork, your space can be designed and fitted just the way you want it.
However, creating an ambitious and unified design idea can become overwhelming quite quickly. You might bring an architecture on board to help shape your new home, an interior designer to bring your vision to life, and even electrical engineers, plumbers, and carpenters to ensure you have the functionality and finishing touches your project needs. But have you thought about architectural lighting design?
Good architectural lighting design can really enhance your home. In fact, it can turn your home into an experience every time you enter it.
The point is, architectural lighting design should be considered from the very start of your project. Not as an afterthought. It allows for a smooth and collaborative process that brings an extra dimension to your home.
So, if you’re looking for architectural lighting design and wondering where to begin, you’ve come to the right place.
As architectural lighting design specialist with over 20 years’ experience, our team at Hampshire Light have the creative and technical excellence to transform your home. Here’s a collection of architectural lighting design ideas that could be discussed for your next project.
Staircase lighting design
Staircases are the central hub of most homes. They provide an extremely important function whilst contributing to the aesthetics of a space too. In fact, staircases are typically one of the first integral parts to be laid out during a new construction, and often dictate the layout of an entire property.
Given their importance, you should look to enhance your staircase with decorative and functional features – and architectural lighting design does this particularly well.
Not only can lighting improve the aesthetics of your staircase (and surrounding area), but serves a real purpose in the light of safety.
When it comes to enhancing your staircase, there are three main ways to incorporate light, which include:
- Wall lighting
- Step lighting
- Handrail/bannister lighting
Often, one type of staircase lighting is enough to provide the aesthetics and safety you’re looking for, especially when combined with overhead lighting. But depending on personal preferences and what you’re trying to achieve, you may want to opt for a combination.
Take a look at this wonderful staircase lighting example, utilising both wall and step lighting design to create an eye-catching statement piece in the centre of the room.