Highlighting the features in an interior can be very important. It can make the architecture stand out and become more pleasing to the eye as well as bringing detail to any patterns and textures that may be in the building. There are also many different lights which can achieve this effect ranging from different shapes and sizes.
Interior lighting to define features can be used on many different architectural features in the building. An example of this is the stairs. Stairs are important in any building and it can help to define them even more with the use of lighting. A good way to make the stairs stand out is to light every couple of steps using floor lights. These would range in sizes depending on how wide each step is. But it is more cost effective than lighting each step, and it makes it subtler. It is especially effective if there is limited light around the stairs due to a lack of windows, as it would bring out detail that may have not been there before.
Another example of an architectural feature that can be more defined with lighting cold be shelves. These could be bookshelves or just regular shelves that in rooms such as the kitchen. By using subtle LED strips, the shelves could be backlit to create a minimalistic look and make the object on the shelf stand out due to the light. Spacing plays an important part in lighting shelves, separating the shelves so the light doesn’t intertwine with each other is just as important as trying to bring out the detail in the architecture. The same process can be used for lighting up art that may be on the wall or any sculptures that are hung up. By creating a backlight, the object would stand out even more and be aesthetically pleasing. It creates a shadow around the object which can create a contrast and a new pattern, ultimately bringing the eye to it.
In conclusion, highlighting the interior to define the features in the architecture using lights can be very important to create a minimalistic and simplistic look. This would bring the eye towards the architecture and bring even more detail to the interior. There are many different lights which can achieve this effect, from uplights and backlights which can light up walls, shelves and any art or sculptures that is hung up. Creating a shadow around the object can make the main object stand out and create detail that may have never been there before. Floor lights can be used for stairs and highlighting the steps, which is especially effective when there isn’t much natural light. With there being lights every couple of steps, it allows for the texture of the steps to be brought out and define it.