Creating proper room illumination starts by combining the three different types of light sources; ambient, task and accent or decorative lighting. To distribute the light evenly, place the fixtures so they form a triangular shape throughout the space. For example, if your room already has a ceiling fixture that is considered general illumination or ambient lighting. Next layer the room with side lamps or a floor lamp positioned around the primary and secondary seating areas for task lighting. Then follow-up with accent lighting to feature artwork, tall plants or other focal points in the room.
Creative Alternatives to Basic Lighting:
Elevate a lamp on large hardbound books for added interest and height.
Use up-lights behind trees, plants, or open shelving.
Use candles in a grouping where there is no electrical alternative or to dress up a non-functioning fireplace.
In a low-light situation, use a mirror to reflect every bit of available light.
Compliments of HGTV, find out how to repurpose a secondhand console table into a custom kitchen island. See how the newly painted furniture piece on casters creates extra space for kitchen organization and cooking.
When lighting a bathroom the first and most important focus should be on the vanity lighting. Ideally a vertical fixture should be hung on either side of the mirror. This allows for light to be evenly distributed across one’s face. The fixtures should be mounted approximately 5.5 feet above the floor (eye level), and 36-40 inches apart. This helps to eliminate shadows under the eyes and chin.
I agree it’s not for everyone, but when you see a modern design style, you can’t help but say, Wow! And I’m proud to say, “It’s my design!”
This home renovation reflects the ultimate in S. Cal coastal, modern design. Starting with a vintage 1970’s architectural design, we updated the place using natural materials, and opening up the space to the outdoors. The minimalistic decor reflects both the client’s contemporary lifestyle and need for a fully functioning entertaining space. This is truly a dream come true for the client, and a welcoming destination for all guests.
Before, this family room lacked a cohesive look.After changing out the mis-matched chairs with a pair of citron striped slipper chairs this room now has that tied together designer look. Tip of the day:Sometimes the most simple changes can add huge impact!
Have you ever heard of Etsy? It’s a wonderful online shopping site where creative people sell their handmade goods. I found this fabulous jewelry organizer made out of a repurposed picture frame. What a great idea!
You can personalize any frame to fit your style and color scheme.