In particular, a room’s appearance has the greatest influence on a person’s initial impression of a space – and one of the simplest and most common methods of changing how a room looks is through lighting. Read on to learn a few tips for getting a lighting right.
Keep Lighting at the Forefront of your Mind
When preparing to decorate or style a room, it is important to consider the existing lighting scheme in it. Find out what the light sources are, whether they are natural such as doorways, skylights or windows, or man-made such as electric lights. Do they enhance the best parts of the room or do they highlight the wrong elements?
Determine whether there is sufficient lighting in the room. Does the amount of light enough for you to be able to cook in the kitchen, read in the lounge area or put on makeup in the bathroom?
There is a wide array of lights available in the market today. Lights can be installed inconspicuously to highlight certain features in the room or they can be used as another major feature in the room, functioning both as a beautiful decoration and a light source to brighten the space.
Change the Mood with Proper Lighting
The mood in a room can change in an instant through lighting. With the right lights, a room can feel warmer and more comfortable. On the other hand, the wrong lights can make a modern, minimalist space appear bleak and unwelcoming.
Consider the following points when choosing lighting:
- Determine whether the light will be used for function or for feature. Do you want to use it for when you read, for when you cook or for when you put on make-up? Or is it to be used to highlight the texture of a wall?
- Consider the amount of space you have. Is it sufficient for a floor lamp or will you need put a table lamp on a piece of furniture?
- Determine at what level you want the light. Is it floor or ground level, eye level or over the head height?
- Choose which type of light you want to use in the room. It is easy enough to buy cool light or warm light bulbs, which cast different colours when turned on, at your local home furnishing store. Choose a colour based on the other lights in the room, the hues and fell of the room and the purpose of the room.
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