Often the importance of the lighting chosen for living spaces is overlooked. Since the entire ambience of a living space is determined by the lighting, lighting should be given as much consideration as the furniture we choose.Create a project folder with a master plan. Include a picture of the room, swatches of fabric, paint chips and all the product information you gather along the way.
Finding the right interior lighting is all about defining your living space,
identifying the various needs of the room and creating key focal points. Dimmers are excellent additions to all of your living quarters giving you control of the ambience in the room. For a living room you will most likely incorporate the following: recessed lighting around the perimeter, a central fixture for general lighting, accent lighting highlighting focal points and table or floor lamps for specific tasks such as reading.
Once you know what your living space requires the fun part is making your selection. Current trends embrace an old world feel with dominant materials such as copper and brass. Great ways to introduce splashes of color and personality to a living space is utilizing materials such as glass and artsy mini pendants when choosing accent lighting.
Lighting is not replaced as often as most interior design elements so do your homework, take your time and find something you just fall in love with!