Design Trends: Adaptable Living Spaces
The need for multi-purpose rooms has risen in the last few
years as we all have spent more time in and around the home, using our space
for every aspect of our lives. With us having to use rooms for several
purposes, lighting is the best way to create a cohesive and functional space so
you can get the best out of your interior.
Here we present to you our top lighting design suggestions
that can transform your interior into an adaptable living space….
Versatile Wall Lights
Adjustable wall lights are a perfect way to change a space
as you can tuck it in to the wall when not needed and then bring it out for
whatever task you are doing. Perfectly placed movable wall lights work
particularly well in kitchens and dining rooms as they are spaces where you can
eat, work and socialise. A wall light such as the Anglepoise Type 80 W3 can be used in your kitchen to create a great task light so you can
work effectively during the day at your kitchen bar/worktop and then use it
to focus on your food prep in the evening.
A bigger wall light such as the classic Flos 265 can also be
used in lounges and dining rooms to transform your space from a social setting
to a work setting as the light can be directed where needed. The large scale of
the wall lamp also creates a new sense of space as it is brought away from the wall,
changing the dynamic of your interior. It can then return to the wall, tucked
away to make space for a more open room where you can relax and wind down.
Other wall lamps available on our site that have a distinct
movable feature to create versatility in your space include the playful
Foscarini Filo, the customisable Secto Varsi and the Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell 6718.
Floor lights are a wonderful way of creating pockets of light
in a room and for providing ambient light in an interior. Adjustable floor lamps
are fantastic for creating a calm atmosphere or for giving needed illumination whilst
reading or working in your favourite chair. A floor lamp such as the Muuto
Post floor light is perfect for adapting your living space between work
and relaxation as it features movable lampshades and has dimming capabilities
to change the light intensity.
Another special type of floor lamp is the Flos Parentesi
which is a ceiling-to-floor light that features a thin cable and a movable
spotlight. The lampshade can be moved up and down and angled where you need, whether
you want a higher overall illumination or a more concentrated lower light next
to a side table. This type of light is wonderful for lounges and bedrooms, being
a unique lighting solution that can aid in creating multi-purpose spaces.
Other adjustable floor lamps from our wide range such as the
Panzeri Tubino, Flos OK and the Marset Funiculi are brilliant choices for creating
an adaptable space.
way of adapting your room is through a cleverly placed and movable pendant
light. Rise and fall pendants and pendant lights with easily adjustable cables
can make a real difference in your living space. If placed in the middle of a
lounge as a main light you can have it hanging high for a useful overall
illumination and then bring it down over a coffee table to create more intimate
lighting for socialising or a fun board game night. You can also use adjustable
pendant lamps instead of floor lamps to save space by hanging next to sofas and
chairs; lower the pendant for a more direct light for reading and raise the
pendant for comforting accent lighting. The possibilities are endless! Pendants
such as the Bert Frank Revolve Rise and Fall pendant are perfect for
these needs as the lampshade can be easily lowered and raised using the
beautiful brass counterweight. Use alone for smaller areas and next to chairs
or use in multiple for main lighting in bigger lounges.
Other movable pendants include the elegant Fritz Hansen Clam
with an adjustable shade, the Le Klint Pliverre which has an adjustable cable
and the Gubi Tynell A1965 rise and fall.
With working from home becoming more and more the norm,
bedrooms and guest bedrooms have needed to transform into study and office
spaces. A great way of dedicating space is using a cosy corner to put a desk in
so that at the end of the day you can tuck your chair in and change your space
once more to wind down and relax. The best way to light this area is by using a
small, movable desk lamp so that little space is taken up and you can create an
area that is easy to concentrate in. A table lamp such as the Anglepoise
Type 90 Mini Mini is a wonderful choice as it easily adjusts and takes up
little space on any surface.
Our other top suggestions from our table lamp collection include
the HAY Marselis, Louis Poulsen AJ Mini, Marset Scantling and the Muuto Tip.
Multi-purpose lights are the ultimate adaptable lighting
solution as they can be used for many different functions. They are movable
lights that can change the landscape of an interior depending on the
application you choose to use them for. A light such as the Artemide nh
1217 has an elegant, small and functional design as the brass
handle can be used to create a table lamp, a pendant light or a wall light. It
also comes with a cable and plug so you can easily move and create different
lighting atmospheres depending on if you are working, making food, watching TV
or reading a book. This sort of light is also perfect for people who live in
smaller places that don’t have many room as they can easily create different
zones for different purposes using a light with many functions.
Other multi-functional lights available on our site include
the Nordlux Kettle To Go, the Axolight Float and the New Works Sphere Adventure,
which can all also be used outdoors and indoors.
Our selections are just a few of our wonderful products available on our website. Browse our wide range of designer lighting to find your perfect pick for modern adaptive living!