Lighting Design – How To Design Lighting Features For Your Home

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When creating a lighting design for your home, you may first want to know what features are involved in the particular lighting you want to design. Once you know what features you want, it will be easier to design a lighting system that would benefit your needs and make your room look good.

There are certain features you need to consider when you’re creating a design for a particular room. You may not realize this, but lighting can affect many of the aspects of a room, like its atmosphere, lighting will change the look of a room and can change the mood of the people who are in the room.

How To Design Lighting Features
How To Design Lighting Features

Why Lighting Is Important?

The most important aspect of any room is the lighting. It should be a mood maker. It should be able to accentuate the beauty of a room or create ambiance, which may have a direct influence on the people who enter the room.

The next feature you should consider is the placement of the lights. A well-placed light is very important because you can have different tones of lights throughout the room, which can affect how well or how poorly a person sleeps.

The next thing you need to consider is the size of the lights. You don’t want them too close to each other so they create shadow; instead, it’s better to have a single area light that is a little wider. Too much shadow will create a gloomy feeling in the room, so be careful here.

You also need to take into consideration the color of the lights. While having the same tone as the walls are great, you should be careful not to have them too close together. This can create a lot of glare on people’s faces, so try to have a general rule of two feet apart, unless you are dealing with safety lights.

How To Design Lighting Features
How To Design Lighting Features

Selecting The Color Of Lights

To get the ideal color, you should have two primary lights that are not that far apart from each other. The rest of the lights should be close together but still separated enough that the room doesn’t feel claustrophobic. However, you should also avoid too many lights, or else the room will seem too crowded.

Now that you know what features you should include in your design, you should choose a lighting design that you think will work well for your purposes. For instance, if you have a lot of curtains in the room, you could try to use bulbs that are made specifically for use on fabric, which is available in a variety of colors.

An advantage of this is that you won’t have to mess with lights that might cause the curtains to distort or lose their form. A disadvantage is that you’ll have to replace these bulbs every time you change the design, which can be a hassle.

When using this type of design, you will want to make sure that the wall you place the bulbs on doesn’t have reflective surfaces so that your lights do not reflect off the walls, since this can make them go out. 

A third option is using a design that is in just one area. You can use a single-light design for one side of the room, or one area will receive a wide-area light, and the other will have its own light.

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