Reception Rooms Lighting RECEPTION ROOMS As your primary entertaining space it is crucial to create an atmospheric and welcoming scheme, but before you can tackle the design you must first plan the layout of the room. Architectural lighting gives depth and interest to joinery and other architectural features in the space. Decorative lighting can be used to add warmth, and picture lights and directional downlights can be used to draw focus to artworks. Create contrast using shadow and don’t flood the space with light. These spaces are often multi use so make sure you consider a suitable solution for multi-purpose control.