No matter how beautiful your furniture, no matter how luscious your paint colors, it does not matter unless you can see. Sufficient lighting in the home is essential to create a safe space, as well as a beautiful atmosphere. When I was in the theater the director would say that the most important job was that of the lighting designer. Again – it’s because if you can’t SEE anything – nothing else matters.
LIGHTING LAYER #1 - Ambient
Most of us know about the first layer, Ambient. This is general lighting. Basically, this is the overall lighting that makes sure you don’t bump into the furniture. You have to see where you’re going. When you’re walking into a dark room, you flip on a light – whether it’s overhead ceiling light, or a pair of powerful floor lamps, that’s the ambient lighting.
Overhead lighting also includes flush mounted or dropped ceiling fixtures….or that lovely chandelier over your bed. Make sure every single room has ample ambient light to adequately illuminate the space. Moving on to layer #2.
Most people stop there. But there is one more layer.
When it comes to lighting, use all 3 layers of light in your rooms. See your home in a new LIGHT.
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