Published at Tuesday, September 05th 2017, 22:42:31 PM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Have a beautiful or shapely ceiling? Uplights will bring attention to it and indirectly bounce light back down. Plus they are often combined with a wall washer so the architecture is fully on display. Uplights can also act as wall washers when installed in the floor especially in contemporary homes. The effect of many wall washers and pot lights can be a bit modernist and even a little cold so use this effect only if you enjoy a minimalist gallery-inspired look. Ultimately when implemented correctly a great lighting scheme won’t necessarily be the first thing you notice. But layers of light coming together to bring out the best in your space will make sure that wherever your eyes do fall all they will see is a perfect photo-ready finish.
Published at Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 00:49:03 AM by Flora Nicole. Light. If your cabinets don't go to the ceiling consider adding lights above the cabinets. Using a more powerful light source such as a T5 fluorescent increases the reflectivity of the ceiling thereby increasing the light in the room. While increasing light levels is important it is equally important to minimize glare. Use matte finishes to reduce light flares and glare.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 21:42:21 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Decorative lighting. This adds visual sparkle. Whitehead advises using a single pendant in a square-shaped bathroom for just the right touch.
Published at Friday, January 19th 2018, 22:56:55 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Adding lights to stair risers is beneficial since it can be hazardous negotiating stairs especially at night. Staircases are often enclosed so light them from the sides or embed lights in the risers as a design element.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:52:03 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Crystal remains a popular choice for lighting fixtures and is used across the style spectrum. In this contemporary bathroom the crystal chandelier has a modern presentation drawing attention to the underlit wave ceiling.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:51:55 PM by Tzufit Adva. Light. Another important ceiling-based light source is the pendant or chandelier. The line between these two can be blurry as a chandelier is essentially just a large (and often more decorative) pendant light. Chandeliers also are more likely to have multiple bulbs (which help create more layers) but what is or is not a pendant is still a gray area especially with more modern fixtures like the one here.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:51:47 PM by Flora Nicole. Light. All-around lighting includes general lighting and natural light. You want to ensure that at any time of day there is enough light for everyone to effectively use the space without incident and that any dark areas are minimized.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:51:38 PM by Aoi Sakura. Light. Painting with light is another way to add surprise. Here colored LED lighting with toe kick lights underneath the island and cabinets creates dramatic appeal.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:51:30 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. However a grid of pot lights is not all you need for a balanced light scheme. Notice that this space also includes a pendant sconces and art lamps (more on those later) as well as a full wall of windows. Including at least three layers of light from different categories and in different locations eliminates strong shadows and adds a sense of sparkle that allows all the other furnishings to look their best.
Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018, 22:51:23 PM by Yessica Pepita. Light. All-around lighting includes general lighting and natural light. You want to ensure that at any time of day there is enough light for everyone to effectively use the space without incident and that any dark areas are minimized.