See the light
Ask any design professional, and he or she will tell you that the key essential to any successful room is light. Lighting alters the mood of a room, affects paint and stain colors, and determines whether or not the space is a pleasurable place to read, watch TV or chat with friends.
A timber home’s great room can be an especially challenging place to illuminate effectively. Soaring trusses often translate to tall ceilings. Light from conventional lamps can get lost in the vast dimensions of the room, and traditionally sized overhead fixtures may not throw off enough lumens to reach you. That’s why lighting schemes that combine ambient, accent and task lighting are so important. In the next few pages, we’ll show how three diverse timber home great rooms employed lighting schemes that work to their advantage.