Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Light Layers

Closing Down Sale

Many things that we do or have, at better presented when shown in layers – clothing for example.

Layering your lighting schemes allow high degrees of subtlety and style whilst allowing for practicality where stronger lighting is needed for practical purposes, and done well, this layered lighting becomes a major factor in determining if all of the other elements of your room styling actually work together. This approach is a lighting design that will provide a variety of light sources to accommodate your space and visually aid everyday tasks.

Adding layers to your room lighting, adds depth and dimension to your entire space.

Try combining layers of light to accommodate more than just one function.

Every room should have three basic layers of light:

1. General or ambient lighting
2. Task lighting
3. Accent lighting

A room that is really welcoming to guests almost always begin with carefully chosen light and intelligently placed lighting fixtures. Finding your ideal of a “perfect light fitting” is not going to solve all of your problems.  The light you use to cut vegetables won’t be the right light for a cocktail party just as the light you use for reading the newspaper is unlikely to be the right one for watching a film on the television. 

You need to look at what activities actually happen in a room and design layers of light using General, Accent and Task lighting accordingly. 

Article 2 - Lighting Types - The basics on our site explains in detail General, accent and Task lighting as above.


Modern lighting | Contemporary lighting | Traditional lighting
Exterior lighting and lanterns | Table lamps | Floor lamps
Picture lights | Spot lights | Bathroom lighting | Kitchen lighting
Designer light fittings