Luxury lighting is irreplaceable when it comes to designer interiors. Its purpose is to bring you instant gratification as you enter a room. Luxurious fixtures are not only pieces of art themselves, they also help emphasize your furniture, wall coverings and accessories.
Here is what you should take into consideration when introducing luxury lighting into your interior. First of all cover bare light bulbs with diffusers and prevent sharp changes from bright to dark between rooms. It would exclude unpleasant experiences such as disorientation and eye fatigue.
Also consider hiding extension cords and wires unless you want to use them as the part of an artwork. In order to make your lighting scheme customizable and responsive simply apply a dimmer system
As one central light source inevitably creates unwanted shadows, it is essential to layer different types of lighting in one room. In our previous article on contemporary lighting we mentioned that it is desirable to combine fixtures that produce ambient, task and accent lighting in one environment. Briefly, you can use ambient lighting to fill a major part of the room, accent lighting to bring attention to some details and finally task lighting to assist you in things like reading, studying, cooking or applying makeup. Let’s also explore which lighting techniques are commonly used by designers and architects.
Two most popular techniques are downlighting and uplighting. Apply downlighting which directs light down and only lights the intended area; therefore reducing light pollution. Or consider uplighting which implies directing a beam of light upward so that light bounces off the ceiling and returns back into the room.
Light grazing and wall washing are two similar techniques that are used to add visual interest to a wall using light instead of painting the wall or hanging objects on it. While wall washing is used to illuminates a flat vertical surface, wall grazing is used to highlight textured walls.
Spotlighting is used a lot in task and accent lighting. It helps to accentuate a particular object or feature of a room.
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