Use lighting to transform your home
How to Transform Your Home? Use the Secrets of Good Lighting
People don’t realize the potential that lighting has to transform a space - it has the power to make or break an interior scheme. Lighting can make a house into a home sweet home and will allow the personality of the owner to shine through. Without good lighting, the impact of all the other well-thought out details – sumptuous furnishings, opulent flooring – will be lost. So getting the lighting right is essential if we are to make the most of our homes.
Whether it is a statement pendant light over a dining table or subtle ceiling lights illuminating a family living room, lighting has the potential to change the look and overall feeling of a space with the flick of a switch. Here are a few simple yet effective ways to refresh your out-dated abode with the help of lighting.
1. First, it’s important to get the correct balance between task lighting and mood lighting.
Task lighting is specific and focussed and usually from one type of fitting. Mood lighting is potentially a soft, diffuse balance of several difference sources of light within the same space
2. Put A Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
You already know that mirrors can help make a room appear larger, but we also suggests placing mirrors directly across from windows to help bounce light around the room and maximize what's already there. "It'll provide the illusion that there are more windows than you really have."
3. Go Vertical With Floor Lamps
When you're short on square footage, take advantage of height instead. Torchiere floor lamps are ideal for apartments lacking in area because they provide plenty of light without taking up much needed floor or tabletop space. Murphy suggests choosing a lamp that multitasks — meaning it has a torchiere top and a task light midway up — to get the most out of your fixture. Tall floor lamps are also ideal for the narrow corners of a room that are often overlooked, but shouldn't be.
Placing a floor lamp or table lamp can help disperse light in the room and provide illumination in the otherwise dim nooks and crannies.
4. And as we said before, think about setting the mood
The type of lighting used in a room can greatly impact its overall look and feel. Task lighting is much brighter than ambient lighting, which can often be adjusted with dimmers to help to set the tone. Lighting position also comes into play when establishing mood...
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