When it comes to renovating, designing a lighting plan is often left to the last minute.You’re tired – and tired of making decisions – which means you focus on getting the job done rather than making good choices. In fact, lighting plans should be up there with spatial plans and furniture selection.You could have the best design in the world, but if your spaces are inadequately lit, it’s all worthless.
While it may seem daunting – or even boring – a considered lighting plan not only helps your home function and enhances a room’s features; it will create atmosphere, which is the best bit! Too many times I’ve seen beautiful homes feel cold and dull due to poor choices. So, keeping in mind the basic formats – task, feature, wash and mood – let’s go through each to help you tackle that lighting plan you’ve been putting off. And don’t forget, you don’t have to commit to just one type: a combination of up, down and even horizontal light is the best way to evoke a great atmosphere.
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originally printed in ‘Inside Out’ Magazine.