Visit a traditional Filipino home and you’ll find one thing in common. Whether it has a vast living room space or a compact one, you’ll notice a single source of bright white light—usually a fluorescent or LED bulb—at the center of the home.
Layered lighting isn’t innate to traditional home decor in the Philippines. But as Filipinos get more exposure to world-class house design, more innovative designers introduce their take on statement lighting for local homes.
Lighting Defines Your Space
In an interview with Kanto Creative Corners, award-winning Filipino lighting designer Jinkie de Jesus sheds light on the problem with lighting in Filipino infrastructures: “Over lighting and under lighting are common since light planning is often overlooked in the Philippines.” She notes too that spaces end up too bright or too dim because most neglect proper planning and maintenance.
But hey, it doesn’t take an award-winning lighting designer to spot dark corners and change up your lighting at home. In this article, we share how statement lighting fixtures can spruce up your space, plus home lighting decor tips on choosing the best one for you.
Add character to the room with sophisticated design
Statement lighting fixtures exude character, especially in small spaces. When a room is compact, poor lighting does not only make it look smaller, but the usual fluorescent lamps also affect the overall vibe of the room.
Contrary to a bar of boring, bright white light, a triple-head brass floor lamp can instantly beautify an empty wall or corner. A large colorful ceiling fixture in a minimalist living room can be a great conversation starter.
Statement pieces, such as the Luna pendant lamp, are a great way to cast a different light and a sophisticated beauty to a barren room.
Achieve function and design in one go
Why choose between aesthetic and functionality when you can have both? Small homes do not have enough space to accommodate pretty and functional pieces separately. With small home decor lighting, you get the best of both worlds.
Eclectic lamps inject a retro vibe into your space while making sure your reading nook is well-lit. Sculpture pieces project your taste in art while also functioning as an ambient light source in your minibar. Vintage pendant lamps like Brendon and Brandon can beautifully light up your living room while serving as a centerpiece for your next get-together.
Get a change in scenery, fast and easily!
You don’t need to knock down a wall to get a change in scenery inside your home. With statement lighting fixtures, you can liven up a room fast and easily.
Decorate a plain accent wall with colored light bulbs to cast a beautiful glow in what was once a sad corner in the room. Introduce a welcoming feel to your dining area by putting up a statement piece like the River pendant lamp. Add some cool-kid vibes to your bedroom turned home office with decorative LED strip lights shaped into a symbol that personifies your identity.
Elevated lighting can bring freshness and positivity indoors instantly with a few small upgrades.
Divide small rooms into zones with statement lighting
When working with design for small homes, it’s crucial to maximize every segment and corner. Proper and well-planned lighting can create niche zones in your space.
In an open and brightly-lit living room space, an overhead pendant lamp like Oaklane’s Saturn can mark a makeshift study area in one corner. A warm and dimmed floor lamp can set the mood for a solo wine night. Paired wall lamps can make your space bigger as it creates symmetry and structure.
Light Up Your Space With Oaklane
A well-lit room is a seamless layering of ambient, decorative, and functional lighting in one space. As director and designer of Fritz Fryer Lighting Simon Wallis-Smith suggests, when a room lacks proper lighting, it neglects the opportunity to highlight its best architectural features, assign function to spaces, and set the desired mood.
So, which of these home decor lighting tips gave you a light-bulb moment? Browse more of our stylish statement light fixtures on our website.