Posted on Tuesday 27, September 2022How to light your home: Top tips from an interior designerWe recently spoke with local Interior Designer Sacha Kemp-Potter to explore how to light your home, the process of lighting your home, what techniques to use and what is important to consider when designing your lighting layout.
TOP TIPS ON HOW TO LIGHT YOUR HOME:1. LIGHTING IS PRACTICAL BUT ALSO ATMOSPHERIC In multifunctional homes, you need different types of light at different times of the day for different moods and tasks so you need to be clever about lighting. Lighting can transform a space, create ambience and feeling of intimacy.
We light our home for practical reasons so we can read and do tasks but with light you can also create illusion and art. Architects and Interior Designers design lighting in layers with multiple light sources and which can make a room flexible, versatile and add atmosphere.
Lighting levels can also be adjusted depending what’s happening in your home. On a winters night when you are cooking, cleaning and tiding you’ll need practical task lighting so you can see exactly what you are doing. Cooking requires concentrated lighting, bright down lighters and recess lighting are useful in the kitchen. But once your guests arrive, switch off the ceiling downlight or at least dim them and rely on the feature pendant lights which will create a sense of drama and give a more intimate light to create the right atmosphere. Read more