Lighting is a crucial factor when building a home, office or even a hotel. If you are able to utilize natural lighting with the likes of open spaces and skylights, then you are set for the daytime, saving electricity and often also quite convenient for the night-time. However, for places that have certain restrictions the following interior design tips will help you bring out the best lighting and how to put it to use well. By considering the flow of space and the floor plan, and not to mention your interior ambience and the atmosphere, you will be able to decide the location and the choice of lighting based on use and purpose.
Put together a Lighting Plan
A lighting plan is the perfect way to decide on where you need to place lighting fixtures. This should be done with the help of a floor layout and overlaid with the positioning of your furniture based on the room’s purpose.
Include Functional Lighting
If you are looking to focus on specific things on your decorating plan such as picture frames, alcoves stairways then special mention should be made. Furthermore, you should also look into the scale of room and the type of light fitting you are hoping to include (a vision board helps in such cases), the output from the light based on the size of the room, and not to mention the colour temperature. By planning ahead, you will be able to devise a budget in hand and be able to avoid last minute decisions that will bring on headaches.
Include Lighting Layers
Based on the room’s height, the use of layers in a lighting fixture can bring about an ambience that not only lights up the room at varying levels but also makes for a statement piece. Also, if you have yourself a room with less height, including a layered light fitting with two bulbs, will show through an aura of height.
Choose the Ideal Colour Temperature Bulb for the Setting
As we mentioned before, the colour temperature of the light bulb being used can transform a room and bring out the best lighting solutions. There are three types of colour temperature used for light bulbs that are measured by the unit known as Degrees Kelvin where the higher the Degrees Kelvin, the whiter the colour temperature will be. These include Soft White, Bright White also known as Cool White, and lastly Daylight which are 2700K-3000K, 3500K-4100K, and 5000K-6500K respectively. Whilst the whiter lights will appear brighter than the lower Degrees Kelvin bulbs, the Lumens which is the brightness measurement is not affected. The following interior design tips for choosing the best lighting bulbs will be helpful in deciding which rooms to place them in.
Furthermore, you can also consider the type of bulb you want to put into use based on how often you are using them, and which should be energy saving, LED, etc.
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