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Posted on 9th January 2015
Up-lighters, down lighters, ceiling lights, the basic problems of lighting a room is daunting from the off, but there is one fundamental rule. Work to the strengths of the room.
There are three types of light:
Before you use a lighting impulsively, take the time to look at the room in the daytime and again in the evening with all the lights off. See where natural light falls and utilise it. The creative use of strategically placed and aesthetically pleasing mirrors can reflect light around a room adding depth and warmth to otherwise dull corner or areas. Once done, look for those weak spots where light needs to live and select how you want to execute your project.
Not only is light a mood changer, it can also make rooms feel larger but the culprit for a badly lit room may not simply be down to your lamps. Look at your window treatments and be critical. Are your drapes too heavy, does the track or curtain pole allow your curtains back far enough to allow natural light in? Maybe think about tie-backs?
You can transform a room with the simple flick of a switch if you simply remember; lighting is King.