Before planning a lighting scheme, it is vital to take a look and consider the space to be lit.
A good place to start is to consider the rooms best points, as well as the sort of atmosphere desired within the space. It is also useful to create a furniture plan for the room’s layout and think about where wall art and other important pieces will be placed.
Spend time considering the colour scheme and any finishes, as well as ensuring the lighting can complement the décor this step will also offer guidance on the amount of reflection the room will throw back so the lighting scheme can take this into account.
Contemplate key features the space will have and whether these should be accentuated using accent lighting. Also, reflect on the types of activities that will take place within the room and whether these need any additional, or special, task lighting.
By working through the areas above prior to planning the lighting, creating the ideal lighting design for any space will become much easier…