There is no denying the unmistakable effects of good lighting – whether to photograph a winning picture, to highlight your best facial feature or to change the mood of an interior space. When it comes to your home, lighting can definitely work to your advantage. Follow these tips and transform your home with the secrets to great interior lighting!
Choose the right lighting:
Good lighting sets the tone and can create the atmosphere in any room. The key is to understand the use of that room and apply the relevant lighting to ensure it functions well. For example, a laundry or storeroom needs to be well lit with glare-free compact fluorescent lighting, whereas a study may require quality task lighting to help maximise the functionality of the space.
An open plan living space may need to have several different circuits of lighting, perhaps a mix of LED spots and low-level floor washers, LED undercupboard task lights, and main voltage lamp lights to create depth and texture in the space.
Interior designers agree that the golden rule of good lighting design is to use the right type of light fitting in the right position. A good rule of thumb is to question the function of every fitting. Why do you need it in the space? If it does not have a specific task you should probably delete it from a plan. Beware of scattering fittings throughout for ‘general infill’. These will light only the floor and visually ‘close a space down’.
A few tips to consider from the professionals:
Add a dimmer! Remember, even in the simplest schemes, use a dimmer for instant flexibility.
Steer clear of compact fluorescent lamps in your table lamps. Use energy saving lamps instead. They are closer to traditional incandescent lights sources, dimmable and easy to recycle.
You get what you pay for with light fittings. Always aim to purchase the best you can afford. Quality will not only look better but will last longer too. It really does make a difference to the space that you live in. Your lighting is as important as the structure of your house. If it’s not good, the interior will simple not shine in the way you want it to!
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