SO­LU­TIONS COME TO LIGHT

VARY LIGHT­ING TO SUIT THE ROOM’S PUR­POSE AND MOOD – YOU’LL MAKE IT FEEL BRIGHTER AND BIG­GER

The Morning Bulletin - - WEEKEND - WORDS: NEALE WHITAKER

When ren­o­vat­ing or up­dat­ing your space, pay spe­cial at­ten­tion to your light­ing needs. Care­ful plan­ning and con­sid­er­a­tion has to be given to light­ing be­cause it has the abil­ity to trans­form your space, mak­ing your area feel brighter and big­ger.

Don’t only plan with func­tion in mind – the right lights will also make a stylish ad­di­tion to your home.

Con­sider your area care­fully. Is the room nat­u­rally dark? Or does it have a lot of nat­u­ral light? These kinds of ques­tions, as well as the size and colour of your room, should in­di­cate your needs.

If you’re up­dat­ing mul­ti­ple rooms at a time, each of your rooms should have its own light­ing plan.

Here’s my guide to some of light­ing types you’ll need, and how they can help you: Am­bi­ent light­ing will give an even, over­all light to a room. If you can, adding dim­mers will let you ad­just the light de­pend­ing on the time of day or the mood you’re try­ing to cre­ate.

Task light­ing has func­tion at the fore­front, il­lu­mi­nat­ing the spa­ces you need to be lit well. Think kitchens, a study or the bath­room van­ity.

Fi­nally, ac­cent light­ing lets you show off key pieces of fur­ni­ture or de­sign el­e­ments in your home. If you want to high­light your art­work or stylish din­ing ta­ble, ac­cent light­ing is the right op­tion.

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