Lighting Interior / October 14, 2018 / Alexis Dent.
Lighting is an incredible medium that has significant control to create an atmosphere and ambiance within a room. Two aspects affect the room’s decor in regards to lighting. Initially, the actual source of the light will bring its feel and style to the office. Whether the fixture is pewter/smoked glass wall sconce, a small table lava lamp, a sparkling chandelier or an elegant floor standing lamp; each one will bring a unique feel to the room. There is also the actual effect that creates the light itself. A light bar with halogen lights can be very pinpointed to a specific location or a small wall sconce that can release a soft glow that brings a very relaxed atmosphere. Dimmer switches provide options to change the brightness of the room at your discretion and give diversity in your possibilities from illuminating the entire place to creating a soft glow. Lighting can also be used to draw attention and create a focal point, illustrating a piece of art or another room accessory. For example, many indoor wall water fountains have a small light at the top that illuminates the feature creating a focal point within the room. Window coverings also affect the amount of natural light from the outdoors and play a role in the lighting of any room.
The natural light from the flame of a candle should not overlook. Candles are excellent mood setters, and in combination with a mirror, the soft light exemplified. Combining the romantic glow of candles with the mist and glimmering water from a small tabletop fountain creates a unique effect to the room’s decor.
You wish a particular room in your home had a different feel or ambiance walk through the room. Moreover, evaluate the present state of each of the three areas discussed above. Then methodically think through the countless options you have to make changes. Often many people believe that the changes need to be drastic, they feel that new flooring, furniture, and paint is the only option. Evolution does not need to be extreme to be active or dramatic. Creatively look at the colors, texture, and lighting within the room and explore and experiment with making changes to each of these areas. I think you will be surprised at what some creativity will do when you apply these simple yet profound principles.