We’re getting close – REAL CLOSE to #10 as we count down all the REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO BE YOUR OWN INTERIOR DESIGNER. #6 is all about setting the mood with LIGHTING and you’ll learn the principles and just how to create a lighting layout at our INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES next week.
“Good lighting is like a layer of magic dust sprinkled over everything.” Kelly Hoppen
Lighting can make or break a space. It determines how we read colour. Light and colour are inextricably linked. The colour of an object is based upon how it reflects light.
In the past, your typical home had one incandescent globe in the middle of the ceiling to perform the basic function of lighting up a space just enough for us to avoid head on collisions. Nothing more.
Today, we realise that lighting performs many functions – yes general lighting but also…
- task lighting
- accent lighting
- feature lighting
- mood lighting.
We have downlights for spot lighting, feature pendants over dining tables and island counters, task lighting over kitchen benches, lamps in cosy corners for reading and concealed lighting for halo effects.
You have the wonderful benefit of living in your home during both day and night hours and you get to experience how natural light from outdoors flows through your home, where are the dark spots in a room that would benefit from a table lamp and where do you perform the key functions that need some additional light shed with task lighting.
Homes function 24 hours and you are the only one who knows your home so intimately. Get to know your home – every little nook and cranny. Linda
To sign up for our INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES starting next week click here.