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When it comes to decorating your home, don’t overlook one of the most important aspects. Proper lighting not only makes a room usable throughout the day and night, but can create a mood. Learn how to illuminate your whole home properly! – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: General Illumination for the Home


1
A Guide to Illuminating Your Home
2
Why is Illumination Important?
  • Proper illumination ties together home décor and
    finishes a rooms aesthetics
  • A properly illuminated well-lit room refers to
    more than its brightness.
  • A well-lit room can make small rooms appear
    roomier and large rooms cozier. It creates mood
    and personality, and enhances the rooms natural
    beauty.

3
Understanding Light Sources
  • There are 3 types of light sources you can work
    with General Illumination, Ambient Lighting and
    Task Lighting.
  • General Illumination refers to lights that wash
    the room with illumination.
  • Ambient lighting are pools of light that create
    emotion and mood.
  • Task lighting are for tasks such as reading and
    cooking.

4
Working with Light Sources
  • Using a combination of general illumination,
    ambient and task lighting creates dimension and
    atmosphere in a room.
  • General lighting often comes in the form of
    single over head light, ceiling fixture, or high
    hats.
  • Ambient lighting can take shape as dimmable
    chandeliers, wall sconces and accent lamps.
  • Task lighting includes desk lamps, bedside lamps,
    work lights and kitchen pendants.

5
Different Rooms Have Different Needs
  • Bedrooms Require a combination of general
    (overhead), ambient and task lighting such as
    bedside table lamps or swing arm lamps.
  • Kitchens For kitchens use task lighting for
    countertops and kitchen islands. Install under
    cabinet lighting to help illuminate counter
    surfaces.
  • Bathrooms Will usually require vanity lighting
    over or besides mirrors in addition to an
    overhead light. Powder rooms can have wall
    sconces and/or an overhead light.

6
Different Rooms Have Different Needs
  • Living Rooms Living rooms need to be adaptable
    to different situations. Install permanent
    fixtures (ceiling lights) as well as floor and
    table lamps that can be added or removed when
    needed.
  • Entryways Use lamps or sconces to create
    beautiful accent lightings. Make a first
    impression with chandeliers or hanging pendants.

7
Working from Top to Bottom
  • When designing a lighting plan, start with the
    ceiling and work your way down.
  • On ground level, look at how sconces, table
    lamps, floor lamps, and ambient lights can
    enhance your area.
  • Lighting in layers ensures you cover all the
    ground necessary.

8
Use Vignettes to Create a Story
  • In home design and lighting, vignettes refer to
    the arrangement of lights, sculptures and books
    of different sizes and shapes to create a story.
  • Vignettes pull a room together and add a designer
    element.
  • To create a vignette, start with a theme and a
    light source, then find the objects that reflect
    the theme and arrange them around the light.

9
Create a Mood
  • Illumination is more than about shopping for a
    lamp, its about creating a mood for each room.
  • Each room has its own personality, and its style
    is a reflection of you.
  • Create a vibrant mood in kitchens or playrooms,
    and subdued moods for relaxing rooms like
    bedrooms or bathrooms.

10
Buy from a Lighting Professional
  • A lighting professional will be able turn your
    vision into a reality.
  • Not only will they help you find the lights you
    need, but will guide you through the lighting
    plan design process.
  • Remember, illumination is one the most important
    parts of home décor. Dont be left in the dark
    and contact a lighting professional today.

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