5.Il­lu­mi­nate

Healthy Woman - - CAREER & LIFESTYLE -

Vi­su­alise how the fur­ni­ture would look like if placed in a par­tic­u­lar spot. Ask your­self: What is the main func­tion of the room and how many peo­ple will be in it? Func­tion and foot traf­fic will help you de­cide the po­si­tion and dis­tance be­tween fur­ni­ture pieces. Light­ing up your home is an art form in it­self. Clever light­ing can in­crease the feel­ing of space and set the mood. A wellde­signed room in­cor­po­rates dif­fer­ent light­ing tech­niques: am­bi­ent, task and ac­cent. In­cor­po­rat­ing these var­i­ous light­ing tech­niques can pro­vide that much-needed spark to make you ap­pre­ci­ate your home in a way that you had not pre­vi­ously.

Am­bi­ent light­ing pro­vides the room with even light, some­thing that chan­de­liers and re­cessed light­ing ac­com­plish very well.

Am­bi­ent light­ing pro­vides the room with even light, some­thing that chan­de­liers and re­cessed light­ing ac­com­plish very well. Task light­ing is used for spe­cific ac­tiv­i­ties such as read­ing or cook­ing. Floor lamps, ta­ble lamps and pen­dant light fix­tures are ideal for task light­ing. With ac­cent light­ing, the at­ten­tion is drawn to a par­tic­u­lar spot in the room that you want to make the fo­cal point, such as us­ing a pic­ture light to high­light an art­work, for in­stance.

By tweak­ing the light­ing in your home and lay­er­ing these light­ing ef­fects, you will add el­e­gance and drama, as well as en­hance the func­tion of the room. Another clever way to en­hance il­lu­mi­na­tion in the room is to add mir­rors. A mir­ror placed op­po­site a win­dow, for ex­am­ple, can make the light bounce around the room and brighten up a poorly-lit space.

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