Are you planning home improvements that need creative lighting and would benefit from over 10 years of lighting experience? Utilising our unique combination of design and installation skills, The Lighting Specialist can ensure a beautiful and workable solution.
Lighting design for your home
Lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with colour selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.
The use of lighting can add to or subtract from the overall colours of a room or from only those surfaces the light is meant to enhance. Darker colours make a room feel smaller and cramped, while light-coloured walls do the opposite. The illusion of space is defined by light being reflected off the surfaces of the walls. In addition, directional lighting, such as a track light, can soften the wall colours. There are also recessed ceiling downlights, which can have a soft downward glow, highlighting features and walkways. In all cases, these can affect how light or dark a coloured section can appear.
The lighting in a room either provides illumination for the entirety of the room or highlights very specific elements. Recessed low-glare directional LED downlights are a perfect example of positional lighting. Recessed into the ceiling, the adjustable lamp insert can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, a vase of flowers on a hallway table or onto a kitchen island. Special picture and mirror frames also have built-in lighting to highlight specific areas on a wall. Recessed or surface-mounted lighting can be used in floors and ceilings to create vertical beams of light as opposed to an overall glow from central light fixtures hanging from a ceiling.
One major role of lighting in the interior setting is functionality. Lighting needs to serve a purpose. Chandeliers are not only used in large, open foyers, hallways and rooms because of their centrally-themed placement, but also because they provide excellent illumination for the room. Wall lights add length and size, visually, to a hallway, as well as light the way. Considering the style of lighting required ensures you get the best directional or luminescent type for the setting, for example task-specific lighting for desks and other work areas, where functionality is more important than overall room illumination.
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