Lighting design

Here at VORBILD Architecture we offer a bespoke architectural lighting design service. This ensures that you have the right lighting for the right task.  We’ll help you with a scheme that will bring out the key features of your house and garden. Then we can make your space come to life.

Lighting is an essential component in interior design, significantly impacting the aesthetics, ambiance, and functionality of a space. Effective lighting design goes beyond mere illumination; it can enhance the mood, create harmony, and highlight architectural features within a home. When strategically implemented, lighting can transform a room, making it more comfortable, inviting, and visually appealing.

Lighting is one of the most powerful interior design tools

It can change the mood and atmosphere of both interiors and gardens at the touch of a button. LED technology lasts longer than ever before. This means that it is more important than ever to consider the lighting design carefully.


The first step of your lighting design journey will begin with us providing an initial fee proposal for your project. Whether large or small, this will help with your budgeting and ensure we can work within your timescales. Once this has been agreed an initial meeting will be set up with one of our lighting designers either on-site or in our studios. We will ensure your design can reach its full potential. We will do the design at the very beginning of a project before the electrical first fix.

Role of Lighting in Interior Design

The role of lighting in interior design is multifaceted, providing both practical and aesthetic benefits. Good lighting is as essential as any other design element, with the power to alter and elevate a space. It helps in showcasing textures, colors, and forms while serving its primary function of illuminating the space. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in influencing occupants’ perceptions of amenity and efficiency in a residential setting.


Elements of Lighting Design

1. Ambient Lighting

This is the general illumination of the space, providing overall light to perform tasks comfortably and safely. It can be achieved through ceiling-mounted fixtures, wall sconces, or floor lamps.

2. Task Lighting

Task lighting is specific and focused, designed to illuminate areas where specific activities such as reading, cooking, or studying are performed.

1098-richmond-house-vorbild-architecture- 423. Accent Lighting

This element is used to highlight specific features like artwork, architectural details, or other focal points within a room.


4. Decorative Lighting


Often considered the “jewelry” of the space, decorative lighting, like chandeliers and pendants, adds aesthetic value and can become a focal point in the room.


Impact on Mood and Well-being

Good lighting design is sensed more than it is seen, stabilizing mood, and improving well-being. The right kind of lighting can make a room feel warm, cozy, and relaxing, or vibrant, energetic, and stimulating. Properly lit spaces contribute to the overall mental and emotional well-being of the occupants, offering a sense of comfort and security.

Sustainability and Efficiency

The advent of LED technology has revolutionized interior lighting, offering high efficiency, low power consumption, and reduced costs. It is a sustainable alternative to incandescent bulbs, providing an opportunity to enhance interior lighting design while being environmentally responsible.

Professional Advice and Customization

Expert advice can be invaluable in creating statement lighting schemes and ensuring every area of the home is well lit. Professionals in the field can provide insights on sourcing unique lighting designs, customizing lighting layouts, and achieving balanced illumination.


Lighting design in interiors is a delicate balance of art and science, requiring a thoughtful approach to enhance aesthetics and functionality. When executed properly, lighting can accentuate the architectural features, décor, and color palette of a space, elevating its overall design. The integration of various lighting elements, sustainability considerations, and professional insights can significantly enhance the impact of lighting in residential interiors, creating spaces that are harmonious, inviting, and reflective of individual styles and preferences.


VORBILDs design process stages  |  Full architectural interior design and property services | Development and property search | Property management

Planning consultant | Pre-application advice and submission | Sketch design and feasibility of your property

VR design - walk through your property | Furniture designFeng shui consultation | Vastu consultation | Lighting design

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