Developing a Lighting Plan for Your Home
Sunday, 1 January 2017 | Karen
LIGHTING YOUR HOME NEEDS PLANNING!
To be able to make the most of your home the lighting needs to be as flexible and functional as the space you want to illuminate. Within your home the space where the children do their homework could also be the same space that you use to welcome and entertain your guests, so to make the most of the space for both functions the lighting has to be flexible. BEFORE you go out to buy your lights, or in fact order the online from us... you need to do a bit of planning.
Good light can make or break the ambience of a room.
The most efficient way to make the most of the space in your home is to put together a lighting plan. All the rooms need varied lighting, a good lighting plan will help you ensure that all the needs of the space are catered for, all rooms need three types of light.
Ambient or General Lighting, Task Lighting, Accent Lighting
These we discussed in our earlier blog post How to Make Light Work in Your Home
Now you need to think about the space, size, colour, light sources already there as well as what is it used for? by whom and when. Your lighting plan should take all these factors into account:
Questions to ask yourself:
Having answered all of the checklist questions, now think about the type of lights that you want in your space.
It could come from a central pendant light , a show stopping chandelier, a series of table lamps or a series of ceiling lights.
part 2 of this planning will follow .......
Tip: Don't try and do all of this at the same time, give yourself time to think about it, keep a pad and pen to hand over a few days, write down your thoughts and ideas.