When a room seems boring, it is often the light that is to blame....

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If you want to give a brand new look to your space, and make it look larger, brighter and fresher, without spending a fortune then you should start thinking about making some changes to your lighting scheme. Although, it is best to design a lighting scheme at the earliest stages, however changes and improvements can be made whenever is needed. After all, is quite hard to know from the beginning how a room will be used and where furniture will be placed.

For professional interior designers, lighting is one of the most powerful tools. Interior designers, home stagers, architects and decorators, they all use light to highlight specific areas, to accentuate artwork, to make color look more vivid, to give emphasis to textures and shapes and to set the overall mood. Light, can be even manipulated to disguise problematic areas, to make spaces look warm or cold, intimate of formal and much more. It is true, that when a room seems boring, bland and lifeless, it is either the color scheme or the lighting scheme that is to blame.

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Lighting apart from beautiful and atmospheric, it must be, above all, functional and well calculated, to provide users with adequate light to carry out several activities, like reading, working and moving with safety and comfort. Before opting for specific light products, you must think thoroughly about several issues. For example, you must think about your habits in space, how you leave, where you spend most of your time, in which areas you relax, where you will need intense light, which areas you want to highlight and what effects you wish to create.

Main types of lighting:

In general there are four major lighting types:

  • Intense light for working areas. Lights of this category must be functional and energy saving. They are often placed in offices, kitchens, utility rooms and other working areas.
  • Overall general light. Good choices for general light are downlights, pendant lights, tracks with spotlights and spotlights.
  • Accent lighting. This type of light is used to give emphasis to an artwork, to the fireplace, to an antique furniture etc. Individual spotlights are ideal for highlighting special features. Another option is the up-lighters, fixed at eye level or higher to bounce light onto the ceiling or walls.
  • Atmosphere lighting. Floor lamps, table lamps and wall lights are ideal choices for atmosphere lighting which sets the mood. Tall floor lamps are useful for adding light to dark corners of rooms. Table lamps, often inexpensive, are a versatile way to add light in dark areas.  

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