When planning a room’s lighting scheme there are several factors you may want to consider in order to create the best possible outcome and make your room stand out from the rest. After all, what is the point of a lighting scheme but to enhance the environment?
We suggest drawing a rough map of the room where the light scheme is to be installed. Artistic talent isn’t needed for this just a rough map identifying all the major details such as windows and large furniture. This will help indicate the best positions for the lights to be installed.
– On he map, identify where the sockets and light switches are and consider the purchase of extension cables if necessary.
– Consider all external factors that may be affecting the light that enters the room, such as windows or glass ceilings. Is the natural light shine bright enough? Does it reflect off any surfaces? Consider exactly the light hits to identify where further or bolder lighting might be needed.
Once the layout of your room and the sources of natural light have been established there are other factors to be considered.
– The colour scheme and other design features need to be taken into account when planning a room’s lighting. Some colours will complement the decor or make the room look bigger or smaller. Of course brighter lights on a mostly white room will make space look larger and, in some cases, even cleaner. This is all about the atmosphere that is being created. Seek complementary colours and vivid, energetic lights for a lively atmosphere, or purchase soft material lighting for a more cosy environment.
– Where lighting is located is equally important. As well as considering the location of sockets and sources of natural light, the most effective way to install needs consideration so that artificial light enhances and improves natural light and artificial light source is used to complement, now, you should seek to install in the most efficient way. Would you like artificial light to complement the natural lights, or would you prefer more contrast to achieve a much more vibrant look?
The activities that will take place within the room can help determine what kind of lighting might be most appropriate, as well as if additional or special lighting might be needed. For example a living room might benefit from a more energetic feel, while a bedroom could benefit from a more cozy , relaxing lighting scheme.
Any key features the space has might benefit from being accentuated using accent lighting.
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