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.