The lighting scheme you choose for a large, open space can help to shape it and create a more cosy, intimate mood when needed. Open-plan rooms often present the challenge of lighting across multiple levels, and the impact of both high and low ceilings can be emphasised or played down, depending on the effect you want to achieve. Light can be a unifying factor in an open-plan space, but it pays to think through how you’re going to work with such a large, multi-use area. Here are some clever ways with lighting to inspire you.