Modern wall lights are versatile lighting that can become design statement pieces in your room or accompaniments to highlight impressive decors.
With their monochromatic tones, they can easily blend with your interior’s colour palette without overshadowing the other elements in the room. Adding their wide variety of appropriate materials, from structural steel and concrete to natural wood and marble, modern wall lights might be your top pick when redesigning a dull and flat space to a vigorous area that mimics the current design trends.
Zest Lighting is an online lighting boutique committed to showcasing gorgeous wall lights fitting to your indoor and outdoor needs. Browse our collection of modern wall fixtures and select the lighting that best realises your styling goals. See our ensemble of modern wall lights available in various shapes, finishes, materials, and brightness.
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Flush-mount wall lights: These lights are embedded on the walls, with no gap between the light source and the wall surface. The Cross Opal White Outdoor Wall Light in brassand blackvariants and the Raw Ceramic Quarter Sphere Uplight Wall Light are a few examples of these lights.
Semi-flush mount wall lights: They’re similar to flush mount wall lights in the sense that these lights have bodies near the wall surface. However, semi-flush mount wall lights have light sources that are unattached to the wall, leaving a bit of airspace in between. The Alpha Exterior Up and Down Wall Light Collection in black, white, and aluminium versions are examples of such lights.
Lantern-type wall lights: Imagine those old-school light sources in the early 1900s enclosed in glass and metal frames, and you’ll know what lantern-type wall lights look like. If you style it according to modern style aesthetics, you’ll see something similar to the Mendoza Black Cage Outdoor Wall Light or the Boston Wall Lamp.
Floodlights: If you need intense brightness in specific areas in your modern home but have a more comprehensive range than spotlights, then floodlights must be your top choice. These lights are helpful for security lighting, especially those with adjustable parts like the Kira Adjustable White Flood Light. Do you prefer black over white? In that case, the Seek Twin Black Security Flood Light in no sensor and with sensor versions are popular alternatives.
There are tons of tips on how to utilise wall lights as decorative and efficient lighting in a space, which makes us question if these pieces of advice are really the most appropriate actions for our rooms. There are so many suggestions and ideas that sometimes, it’s easier to list down what you shouldn’t do and avoid it during the planning stage. Hence, here are some of the common proposals that many interior designers dodge when planning home lighting plans:
Picking a wall light by its appearance: A big no-no when working in an interior lighting design plan is to finalise the wall lights for a space only due to its looks. Like how so many people are face-cons, many buyers impulsively select wall lights for their area based on the outward forms of these lights. Although it’s important to note the colour, finish, and style of your chosen modern wall light and make sure that it complements the decors and furniture in your space, you must also consider its lumens output, wattage, performance, and light effect for a cost-effective purchase.
Installing recessed wall lights only: If you have narrow and dim pathways, the first choice you would probably make when buying lights for your hallway is going for recessed lights. You’d rather go for recessed wall lights than protruding ones and recessed downlights rather than pendant lights and chandeliers to illuminate that narrow open space and make the small space seem less confined. Unfortunately, installing only recessed lights can make your area look flat and dull. Furthermore, the lumens output of many recessed wall lights can’t compare to most surface mounted up and down wall lights.
Disregarding aspects regarding natural light: Some people have this preconception that you don’t need in-depth lighting plan considerations for artificial lights in a room highly affected by natural light. After all, these lights will only be operated when evening comes, right? However, keep in mind that an effective lighting scheme can fully utilise various factors regarding natural light and make it work together with artificial lights. For example, assessing where the sunlight comes from in your room allows you to narrow down potential areas that might need lamps and wall lights. Knowing these elements can help you make intelligent decisions and create that well-balanced lighting plan you desire.
Forgetting vanity lights for bathroom mirrors: The consequences of having no vanity lights or any wall light on each side of your bathroom mirrors are magnified when you have downlights or any type of overhead lighting above them. The rays from these ceiling lights can create exaggerated shadows and unflattering dark marks on your face as there aren’t any light sources that can balance out the light distribution in the space. Therefore, to efficiently complete daily activities such as shaving, hair styling, and applying makeup, consider installing bathroom vanity lights on your wall mirror area. Furthermore, it’s better to buy one that doesn’t emit much glare when turned on.
Missing task lights: There are three essential lighting functions applicable for wall lights: ambient, task, and accent. Most homeowners tend to only prioritise ambient lighting when planning their home lights. Many think that as long as a room is brightly lit at all corners, they don’t need to add any task or accent lighting. However, like how distant water can’t quench immediate thirst, faraway lighting can’t provide the focused and intense light needed to complete fine detail work such as sewing. Hence, in rooms where one needs vivid brightness, like offices and kitchens, task lights such as reading wall lights and adjustable wall lights are still necessary, no matter how brightly lit a room is.
Zest Lighting is your go-to online lighting boutique for designer modern wall lights suitable for most interior and exterior spaces. Whether you want to install them on your patio, balcony, garage, living area, bedroom, or kitchen, there are modern wall lights in our collection that will complete your space.
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