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A Quick Guide to Lighting Design

April 13, 2018

You often times read about the importance of lighting in interior design. When used strategically, it can elevate a space, guide our attention, and unify decorative elements. Lighting is a crucial element of interior design and, as such, should be well thought-out and executed. So, we prepared a quick guide to lighting design to get you started.

 

Types of Lighting

 

There are four main types of lighting. Let's go through them one by one.

 

Natural Lighting

 

Natural lighting refers to the amount of sunlight your space gets direct access to. If you live in a generally sunny climate and your home gets exposure to that light, you are in luck. It’s an endless source of light, making a room look brighter and feel bigger. Utilise this light smartly. For example, if you work from home, you should consider creating a work station by the window. According to research, natural light increases productivity, reduces eye strain, and helps us feel calmer. Check out the 11 Ways to Get More Natural Light to Dark Rooms.

 

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However, not all natural light is the same. Depending on the orientation of your house and its specific rooms, you will get different levels of sun exposure. For example, south-facing rooms are the brightest, with a consistent beam of light during daytime. North-facing rooms, on the other hand, are the d