Ever wondered how to use lighting correctly?
Here at Lamps and Lights, we feel it is essential to first work out a room’s function, then section off its needs into 5 different categories:
- natural lighting
- ambient light
- task lighting
- accent lights
- occasion lighting
Accent lights are for ornamental purpose, directed to show off a specific piece of art, sculpture or even a particular area of a room.
Occasion lighting is used for mood enhancing certain activities such as dining, movies, relaxed reading etc.
So firstly you need to analyse your daily activities and where you prefer to do them, working out your needs means you can then work out your wants.
Initially try narrowing down to just two perspectives; function and aesthetic.
Functionality is key, these lights serve a purpose, so ensure there will be enough light in the correct areas at the correct strength to fulfill that purpose. When these areas are decided then comes into play the aesthetical perspective, creating an atmosphere; illuminate walls with a discreet floor light or utilise shadows with decorative lamp shades.
Creativity in illumination can be daunting, but don’t let it put you off trying something different; up-cycle your retro items into lamps by adding vintage fittings, go contemporary with shiny chrome and black or mix it up with combining an array of vibrant colours.Don’t forget, lighting can also alter the visual dimension of a room, creating space or cosiness depending on your mood or need.
But, most of all – enjoy your lighting!
And remember www.lampsandlights.co.uk when making your lighting components purchases 🙂