A good home lighting effect may not be as important as it may seem for others because they just settle for just plain lighting that will illuminate their home. But if you are after achieving that perfect ambiance for your ideal home, lighting effect really matters.
In interior designing, illumination is a necessary element that will complete the overall vibe that you wish for your home to achieve. It can either glam up a boring space, create a dramatic space, or even level up the home’s entire ambiance with just a flick of a switch.
A Quick Guide to Your Types of Light
- Task Lighting – a lighting effect that beams a certain focal point like work desks or kitchen counters
- Accent Lighting – track or line lighting highlights different textures, decors, and even paintings
- Ambient Lighting – may be used in recessed ceilings and will create a relaxing glow
- Decorative wall lighting – wall mounted lightings that are intended to cast indirect illumination
- Accessory Lighting – small light sources that may add subtle illumination such as accent lamps
- Floor Lighting – floor lamps that create upward glow, typically used to brighten corners and nooks
These effects include all sources of illumination including natural light. Daylight is the most abundant free source of home illumination, that’s why we should, if possible, make use the most of it. Perhaps you are thinking that sourcing illumination from daylight will give you no control over how it will light up your space. Well, there are few factors to put in mind to actually moderate the amount of light you will receive.
For example, it is noted that houses built in the Southern Hemisphere with windows facing south receive even and more diffused light leaning to the blue shade of the spectrum, while windows facing north and west receives natural warm tone but in high contrast. Do not just build openings in your houses just to receive natural light, keep things in mind so that you can prevent too much heat build-up and unwanted light glares.
One lighting idea that you can also employ is the technique of hiding the light source. Exposed light source tends to easily capture our attention since sight is the most dominant human sense. Hiding the light source does not only emphasize the architectural design of your space but it also creates a sense of depth.
The use of contrasting lighting effects may look theatrical for many but it actually works on home settings. Lights matched in high contrast establish strong emotional connections to your space. It may also be used to create a tranquil vibe and a spot for seclusion.
Make use of different lighting effects to either highlight your layout or complete the desired vibe for your home. There are many lighting styles that you can employ in your home, choose what best suits your taste, space’s function and the design.