Feature wall lights utilise the space around it to make a striking appeal in your rooms.
These lights have become a big trend for homes and commercial spaces over the years. Depending on your preferences, they can become creative, dramatic, dazzling, and even whacky. The most significant contribution that feature wall lights can add to your home is highlighting and beautifying a dull wall, an inconspicuous art piece, or a discreet architectural element in your property with just a few tricks and plays of light.
Zest Lighting humbly presents our collection of feature wall lights that can change the aura of your walls from invisible to eye-popper spaces in your rooms. Enjoy different arrangements of light from our wall lights with versatile bodies, dimming functionalities, colour changing technology settings. Create an inviting and exciting place for your family and friends with feature wall lights that can give pleasant surprises with just a click of a fingertip.
Feature wall lighting is about utilising the light from the fixtures to create beautiful displays of wall artistry. To further illustrate this notion, think of a wall or space as a blank canvas, and along with the ever-present natural light, feature wall lights are the paints and paintbrushes used to create a stunning work of art. Hence, feature wall lights can help make striking impressions to seemingly unnoticeable corners of your abode, transforming these spaces from something guests usually don’t care about to a hot topic discussed on dinner tables and intimate celebrations.
With this line of thought, it’s undeniable that they’re often compared to decorative wall lights, with some even saying that they are the same. To clarify, we see decorative wall lights as statement lights by themselves, while feature wall lights bring out the “statement piece” aspect of the space.
Effects Produced by Feature Wall Lighting
Wall Washing: This technique is often used to prevent shadows from diminishing unique wall textures, creating a smoother look by hiding the wall imperfections. How so? Wall washing is exhibited by wall lights with light sources far from, and if possible, pointed towards the wall. As these light sources move away from the wall surface, the light they emit will scatter more evenly, penetrating the cracks, crevices, and mortar joints and eliminating potential shadows. It’s one of the most common techniques homeowners use for home feature wall lighting, especially for textured walls made of bricks, stones, and plaster. If you desire this effect, consider purchasing spotlights like the Aslak White Industrial Wall Light or the Shadow Black Adjustable Exterior Wall Light and direct their lights towards the opposite wall on your hallway for uniform brightness.
Uplighting: Light coming from the ground level is something people usually don’t see. Hence, they make a dramatic effect when used sparingly in noteworthy walls with incredible details and textures. From the name itself, wall uplighting uses lights installed near the floor, shelves, or decors to shine light upwards, adding more glow to the room while enhancing the wall display’s charisma with shadows and textures. It’s the opposite of wall grazing and is commonly seen in stage lights and hotel lobbies. If this technique fascinates you, you can try it yourself using Square Up Ceramic Wall Bracket Light or the Wide Torch Ceramic Wall Bracket Light.
Wall Grazing: Graze lighting refers to shining light downwards, particularly at an angle in parallel to the wall, to highlight the texture and details on the light’s path. The trick is to make it look like the light casually glances down, accentuating the distinct features present on the wall’s surface with some light. Compared to other wall lighting techniques, lights that utilise wall grazing have shades nearer to the wall. This technique is often associated with down wall lights, such as the Edge Black Prism Outdoor Down Wall Light and Dash White Rectangular LED Wall Light.
Combination: This pertains to the lighting effect that the Fold 15 Copper Outdoor Wall Light and the Replica Leclerc Bronze Wall Light exhibit. A single feature wall light can perform a bit of wall grazing and uplighting simultaneously, bringing together the best of both worlds. Generally, these wall lights are installed at equal distances in the middle of the hallway walls or above large room decors and furniture such as sofas and fireplaces.
Hidden Lighting: Have you ever encountered a wall light that seems to be floating when turned on? Lights like the Artego Black Circle Outdoor Wall Light and Karson Square Black LED Wall Light have light sources facing the wall, producing a cleverly hidden glow that escapes from the edges of the wall light. This effect creates an illusion of depth into the spaces and adds drama to the balance between the light fixture and the wall. It is often used in home gaming corners as a decorative element and on mirrors as backlights to rid shadows on the face.
Finally had an idea on what feature wall light to add to your barren walls? If you’re still unsure, you can send enquiries here or find more information about lighting designs and tips on our blog. Shop feature wall lights that create remarkable changes to your spaces with Zest Lighting.