Renew Your Home with Decorative Lighting

Lighting makes it easier and safer to move around our homes. We understand lighting, and the importance it plays within a room. From enhancing architectural details, spotlighting feature pieces and elevating the ambience of your space a key ways decorative lighting can renew your design. Decorative lighting can help to complement and enhance the beauty and atmosphere in your home. With the ability to form shapes, colours and unique placements, allow lighting to represent the homeowners style and personality in a visual outlet. Decorative lighting used to be seen as frivolous but today it is used to add warmth, vibrance and personality to a home. 

To truly understand how you can best implement your decorative lighting we’ve compiled a list of factors that you may want to consider before getting a start on your next project.

Types of Decorative Lighting  

Decorative lighting is all about setting a mood and bringing meaning to a space by drawing attention to specific items, areas, and shapes. The minute you walk into a room your attention is often subconsciously pulled towards the lighting design, whether it outlines cabinetry or frames your walkway.  


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Our downlights are available as recessed, or surface mounted for under-cabinet applications to provide practical overhead illumination and help create a welcoming ambience. Downlights are often used as a general source of illumination in a home, and give your space a sleek and sophisticated finish. Our downlights are able to be connected with dimmable controllers and sensors, that provide customisation to your home. Downlights can be configured to your taste and to reflect the ambience of the room. 

Pendant Lighting

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Pendant lights are often suspended or overhead lights that create a visual statement. The image above shows a rectangular modern pendant suspended over the kitchen island. Positioning of pendant lighting is important as they have a narrow angle of projection. Pendant lighting is often placed as an accessory, over kitchen islands, dining tables and even as overhead lamps in bedrooms.

Strip Lights 

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The most customisable source of light, LED Strip Lights make the biggest statements in lighting layouts. LED Strip Lights are a thin, flexible and customisable strips of light that can be implemented throughout your home into tight spaces where traditional light globes may not be able to fit. Modest in appearance and gentle in light intensity, they add a layer of luxury to your home while being super functional. Often implemented under and inside cabinets, on open shelving, along backsplashes and on skirting boards, they add an extra layer of visibility to your home.  

Architectural Lighting


A display feature in and of itself, architectural lighting highlights the textures, shapes, and heights implemented throughout your space. Blending the power of science and visual arts, architectural lighting aims to build an environment where occupants can see clearly without discomfort and inspire the mood, visual interest and enhance the experience of the space. The image above uses simple lighting to elongate the wall and create a three-dimensional effect while adding a warm ambience to the home.

Enhancing Architecture

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Each type of decorative lighting works to enhance the architecture and atmosphere of the room, by altering colours, brightness, and shapes for a striking visual impact or a subtle supporting role within the design. This type of lighting is required to relatively distribute light throughout the space and eliminate unnecessary glare and discomfort. The visual aspects of the light ensure that aesthetics and pleasing symmetry are maintained to complement the flow between spaces.

Architectural lighting in modern homes is often seen throughout the kitchen, by being placed to highlight cabinetry or a significant statement piece in the room like an island or rangehood. Architectural lighting designs are also often placed along ceiling lines to highlight the shape or the curve of a roof line while doubling as an interesting statement.

Take a closer look at our full range of Lighting Solutions here.

Want to understand lighting more? Stay tuned for a supplementary blog post that will help execute your lighting placement to complement and elevate your next design.