Lighting Matters: Creative Ways to Make your Home Artistically Illuminated
In light of light, how can lighting make interiors better?
For the many, lighting may be an afterthought in designing a home. In a general sense; plug in a lamp, flip a switch, and voila! What was once dark is now bright. Sorry to break it to you Brenda but lighting inside a home doesn’t work that way. Interior enthusiasts and homebodies know that lighting is the unsung element that brings a design to the next level.
Think of lighting as your friend. It can affect your mood and even your perception of a space. It can enhance the colors used in your decor and it is also useful in marking different areas of your home. Which is why it is an essential element to any interior design scheme. Essentially, there are three types of lighting designers use to create style and functionality – general, task, and accent.
Illumination has one goal, to make a room visible. Task lighting as the name suggests, assists you in completing a particular function, like reading and food preparation. And finally, accent lighting or mood lighting is used to change the mood and atmosphere of your space. This lighting is used to create ambiance and drama by delivering light to a focal point in the room, and overall it is one of the hardest types of lighting to properly create. Tokyo Grand Renovation will help you learn how to correctly light the rooms in your home.
KNOW YOUR SPACE
In achieving a properly illuminated home, you need to envision all the possible scenarios you will use a particular room for, and how lighting is needed. Imagine your everyday situation and think about what light can help transform your space. Take your living room for an example. Do you like reading in your living room? Or will your guests be situated in your living room after hosting dinner? These different scenarios require specific types of lighting. Once determined how you would like to use your space, you can move on to selecting what type of lighting and light fixtures you will need.
The beauty of architecture and interior design cannot be experienced to the fullest without proper lighting. It assures a warm, inviting and functional atmosphere in your home. The furniture, flooring, fittings and even to the finishes and textures can be highlighted by proper lighting. The selection of the right lighting can help you achieve a perfect balance between style, comfort, and practicality in creating aesthetically beautiful yet functional interiors.
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
It is important to make a good impression on your home’s entry point. The lighting in your foyer should create a warm, welcoming effect. Hanging pendants, chandeliers, and wall sconces will work nicely here.
- Living rooms
Most of the time is spent inside the living room. If your room has a main seating area, use a larger, overhead fixture to center it. Place floor lamps where needed to light shadowy corners. Finally, if you have a buffet or other large furniture piece, you may want to consider adding a table lamp.
- Dining rooms
Your dining room is a place for relaxation – a place where you will share many family meals and host dinner parties, so the lighting is extremely important in this space. Strategically placed pendant lights or chandeliers above the dining room table are a must. And of course, don’t forget to install dimmers to your dining room lighting. It is a fantastic way to add drama and ambiance.
All the light in your kitchen should be utilitarian and task-focused, pointing downward toward your work surfaces. A good ceiling light is also necessary in the kitchen (for example, recessed lighting). The kitchen is also a great place to combine aesthetics with functionality. The use of under-cabinet lighting can greatly define the character of that space, all while adding functionality.
Recessed illumination is common. You could also add task lights around a mirror or, for a dramatic touch, an overhead source above the tub.
Soft, ambient lighting is best to use in bedrooms to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. Bedside lamps and wall lights with dimmers are perfect in this space. (Romanza)
What luck are you going to attract for your home decoration?
SHOW YOUR HOME IN IT’S BEST LIGHT
Below are wonderfully curated interiors that will inspire you on putting on the perfect light.
If you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level, you’re in the right place. Our ultimate guide has all the information you need.
Be brave in designing your home. Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR) is eager to help you discuss your home renovation ideas. Conveniently located in the leading business district in Metro Manila, TGR’s headquarters is at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.
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