It can be a little daunting when considering lighting options, but the first and most encouraging thing to know is that there are no set rules. Everyone has a different idea about what type of light scheme would suit them – some want pockets of light for a homely feel, others a bright and airy look. Essentially it's all about balance. Here are our top lighting tips by luxury interior designer RenÃ© Dekker, and some trade secrets, to help you get it right and create fabulous lighting schemes for that perfect look.
Using metal in interior design has been a tradition dating back to medieval times, and there has been a flurry of trends ever since – silver at the turn of the last century, chrome in the '20s, Brutalist metalwork of the '70s, and gold and brass in the 80s. But never has metal been as versatile as it is today â€“ appearing in furniture, lamps, accessories, but also wallpapers, fabrics and even flooring.
London interior designer RenÃ© Dekker, has incorporated the use of copper in his stunning interior designs, and adores the warmth and subtlety of tone that it can convey within a scheme. It can bring glamorous accents or create striking centrepieces to transform modern interiors from stylish to stunningly elegant.