Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:51:36 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Pot lights more technically known as recessed downlights are probably the second-biggest light source people think of when looking to brighten and modernize their home. A grid of pot lights can help spread light over a large area and light the center of a space where wall lights don’t reach.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:50:21 AM by Tzufit Adva. 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 Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:14:44 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. If you are adding new pendant lighting but don’t want to deal with the expense or hassle of changing your home’s electrical setup cord swags can be a stylish solution. Swag them loosely over a bar or a hook as seen in this kitchen or secure the cord tight to the ceiling for an industrial look.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:14:36 AM by Aoi Sakura. 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 Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:14:29 AM by Yessica Pepita. Light. Wall washers either installed on the wall or aimed down from the ceiling are used mostly to highlight decorative features such as an art piece or a textured finish like a brick wall. However the psychological effect created by lighting the walls can make the whole room feel much brighter.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:14:23 AM by Tzufit Adva. Light. In a renovation on the other hand we have to consider what effect a new skylight will have on the efficiency of the existing building. In some cases the additional sunlight (and therefore heat) can help reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the house. It depends greatly on the local climate but also on the design of the building envelope of the house.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:13:58 AM by Stasya Alla. Light. Don’t limit lighting to downlights. Depending on the location consider wall sconces or uplighting to create a softer ambiance and avoid potentially harsh downlighting that can cast ominous shadows.
Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:13:43 AM by Flora Nicole. 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 Sunday, January 21st 2018, 03:13:31 AM by Aoi Sakura. Light. A perfectly lit room has three basic layers: overhead lighting task lighting and accent lighting. This bedroom pulls all those together — the chandelier for overhead bedside reading lamps as task lighting and accent lights above the headboard and artwork.