Many think redesigning a room only takes new furniture and decor. Yet, lighting is an essential design component to any room. Anytime you are considering redecorating or redesigning a space, it is crucial to also understand how it will influence the lighting. The following are some guidelines to follow when redesigning lighting in a room.
Of course, the first plan of action to redesigning any room is to fully analyze the space. Take into consideration things that can be changed and things that can not be changed within the space. If a window is the main light source of a room, be sure to utilize it and not block it off in the new redesign. Understand the space and how to use it to the best of your abilities.
Once you have a strong understanding of the room and how to utilize the space for optimal light, begin to create a strategy. This is when you begin to think about what types of lights you would like and where you would like them to go. Begin to choose pieces that reflect the overall style of the room and avoid ones that would add dysfunction to the room’s design. Even think about the types of lighting you would like to see in your room. LED lights can add to a modern space while more antique-like lights with Edison bulbs can add to a more rustic feel.
Many times we either underestimate or overestimate the amount of light we need in a given space. When redesigning lights within a room, be sure not to depend solely on one light source. Various light source allows for a diversity-lit room and also allows you to have options of mood lighting depending on the time of day. Accent lighting is great to use in the evening when the sun is down and you are no longer dependant on the light from the sun. Always think in layers when purchasing accent lights or above lighting that showcases pieces of art on the walls. Do not keep one layer of lights on one level, keep some lighting above and some from below.