Interior Design Trends: How To Distinguish Gorgeous Illumination From Over Lighting

Posted by Staff Reporter ( on Aug 27, 2015 08:00 AM EDT
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Ever since Thomas Edison was able to discover the light bulb, it has been considered as a necessary element in interior design. Since lighting can either make the room more stylish or make it painful for the eyes, it is important to determine what type of lighting to instill in every part of your home space.

According to Curbed, lighting has gone to extreme lengths in the field of interior design. Initially introduced in the market as the Edison Bulb, it has become the framework of how a house should illuminate and to what intensity.

Despite the importance of the original backbone of light fixtures being instilled into old-fashioned skeleton lamps, it might not be sufficient enough to light a room up. Furthermore, the olden-times style will not look pretty, especially if the rest of the interior design aspects exude a modern feel.

In order to guide an interior designer, Domain reported several tips that would help determine how much light should be installed in every room, what types of lighting it should be, and how the lighting would affect the creativity, functionality and efficiency of the whole space itself.

First off, it is important to acknowledge that lighting should be planned during stage one of the design process. This way, the designer will get a good look at what the room needs with the lighting already installed.

Furthermore, since good lighting can create a homey fell and warmth when properly placed, it is important to layer it with its three different kinds according to the purpose of each space in the house.

The report indicated three types of lighting... decorative lighting, task lighting, and mood lighting.

Task lighting is that type that focuses on the intensity of the light being installed in order for the room to be functional.

For example, if you were brainstorming ideas on the watt capacity of light to install in an office space, choosing that which illuminates the whole room would make the lighting properly efficient.

For mood lighting, the products used are floor and table lamps which can make the room appear more gorgeous than its basic lighting structures.

Lastly, for decorative lighting, the products include pendant lights that bring more style into the room other than its base task or mood light.

Therefore, in order to land the perfect interior design for lighting, it is important to first determine the purpose of each room your designing, the intensity of light it would require to make it more functional, layering the light to make the space pop, and select flattering bulbs that would add class and style to each space.

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