The use of lighting can transform your spaces adding atmosphere and personality. Poor lighting will grab attention, while good lighting will blend seamlessly into the surroundings. Used well, lighting will enhance your home, while bad lighting can nullify your efforts.
Contrasting rooms will have different lighting requirements and require different levels of light. There is no right or wrong way to light a room, but it should be planned and consideration made for what the room is being used and what you would like to achieve or emphasis.
There are three basic types of lighting at your disposal when lighting a room, Task, Ambient, and Accent. Some can be used individually, but combinations give the best results. Lighting combinations give flexibility and allow lighting levels to change according to our mood and the function of a room.
Ambient Lighting helps to create a mood and feel for a room, this is usually the starting point for lighting any room.
Task Lighting is focused in a small area and will help you to perform tasks, improve clarity, keeps you focused on the job at hand and prevents tiredness.
Whilst Accent Lighting can be used to highlight features within a room such as pictures or objects and is usually restricted to one area.
The use of good lighting within your spaces will welcome, relax and guide guests whilst being achievable and flexible to provide for every function at a flick of a switch.