A good Lighting plan is an important elements in Interior Design. And sometimes overlocked with owner builders/ contractors/design-build. Having a reflect ceiling plan or lighting plan is additional cost the rarely include.
Here are some ideas when planning lighting for your renovation.
8 lighting tricks interior designers use to create atmosphere
Make a lighting plan. ...Consider style, scale, output and even colour temperature of lights before you go rushing into design decisions.
Layer your lighting. ...Use lighting to make the most of a room's size and shape –uplighting makes a room feel larger, low hung pendants will create an illusion of height and clusters of lighting make large rooms seem cosier.
Make sure the lighting is helpful. ...Consider what tasks you may be undertaking in each room where lighting can affect or aid you.
Choose the bulb carefully. ... how bright do you need your space (watts. What atmosphere are you trying to achieve (colour temperature, e.g. lower temp is more similar to candlelight, while higher temps are more akin to a blue sky outside)Use spotlights to highlight your favourites. ...
Make your guests feel welcome. ...Use lighting to subtly (or not so subtly) focus on a feature wall, architectural element or key possession
Light the way at night. ...Midnight bathroom breaks are made worse with harsh lighting that causes temporary blindness upon flicking a switch
Less is more…Keep theme, colour schemes and material finishes consistent throughout the home, especially when it comes to lighting. Too many different styles in a sordid array throughout the home can be confusing on the eye and will cause uneasiness.
Emma Pritchard - Country Living Jan 2017