Building & Renovating

5 Ways To Add Mood Lighting To Your Home

Bring an extra layer of drama into your decor with these ideas

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela

If we're going to talk about styling homes, it's no secret that lighting can make or break a space. It has the ability to change the vibe of a room just as it does the perceived size of a certain area. To inspire you to play with the power of lights and shadows, here are some mood lighting ideas you can try: 

In photo: Alvar Aalto Lanai/Patio (Booth 3) 

Turn your standard bar counter into a cozy hangout with a few indoor plants and under-cabinet lighting. This helps create extra warmth–especially if your space has a lot of wooden elements and neutral pieces. 

In photo: Funk Art Master Bedroom (Booth 23) 

If you have a penchant for everything retro, consider upgrading your mural with colorful LED lights. Not only will it set a 70s ambiance to your room, it saves you from having to hang up wall decor as it is already a statement on its own. 

In photo: Tech and Trendy Toilet and Bath (Booth 24) 

Tired of using printed wallpaper when sprucing up the bathroom? Do it better with chevron pattern backlights. You can even hire a pro to add settings that can help your change it from yellow to white light so you're free to choose depending on your mood.

In photo: Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library (Booth 22) 

You can highlight unique shelves by lining it with lights. This can also help draw attention to decor pieces or vignettes that you want guests to notice, too. 

In photo: Hans Wegner Master Bedroom (Booth 7)

The easiest way to transform your room with lights is with an eye-catching neon sign. Consider framing it with dark-colored borders or even plants to balance out the look. 

Evolution officially marks the countdown to PSID’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Evolution is open to the public from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Visit their website for more details.

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