To all my readers, my posts are here to help you with questions you might have about designing your home and also to raise important points about design that you might not think about. We can ask questions about what we know or about what we don’t know, but we can’t ask questions about what we don’t know that we don’t know.
Dafna Aviv

Lighting & Design

One of the biggest and most important elements in designing a home is Lighting.

Many people neglect the lighting elements and just stay with what there is. This is a mistake. Adding light to a room is most important. How can you brighten a dark room? Light has a very big impact on the overall design.

Lighting fixtures come in a wide variety of styles for various functions. Nearly any material can be used, so long as it can tolerate the excess heat and is in keeping with safety codes.  Some designers use simulation lighting for projects before they are built or renovated. This enables architects, lighting designers, and engineers to determine whether a proposed lighting setup will deliver the amount of light intended. Based on the positions and mounting heights of the fixtures, and their photometric characteristics, the proposed lighting layout can be checked for uniformity and quantity of illumination.


Where to add light in a room?

There are many ways and many areas you can add light to a room. Some are traditional and some are less traditional. I like to add light in less traditional areas.

  • Hang a beautiful big picture and place a spotlight to emphasize it.
  • Add recess lights around your seating areas.
  • Hang chandeliers above your dining table/ coffee table.
  • Reflect your light with mirrors.
  • Add light in your kitchen around your island.
  • Add light in your kitchen under your cabinets.
  • Add a decorative floor lamp.
  • And more.

When you designing a room never forget you need to think also about the lighting.

Comment and add you home special lights pictures  😀

*Pictures from the net