Your lighting is as important as the structure of your home, if it isn’t good the interior won’t function no matter how much money you pour into it. It goes without saying that a great deal of your focus should fall on the lighting of your home when you are decorating and designing.
The golden rule of well designed lighting is the use of the right type of lighting in the ideal position. We give you a few facts that will help you transform your home into something wonderful using the secrets of great lighting.
The difference between natural and artificial lighting
The clear shine of daylight is the best way to light up your space during the day, and it is very difficult to copy, although it mostly depends on the place you live in. For example, the quality and intensity of the light on the North Pole, and in the Southern Ocean, during a good day, is astonishing. In those places, the weather and natural environment is set in such a way that provides near perfect lighting on good days. But, that’s not the case all around the world.
In more moderate climates like the one in Great Britain, the weather conditions affect how much quality daylight you’ll be able to see. Because of these less than ideal conditions, daylight can seem very bland at times and not of very high quality.
Artificial light, on the other hand, comes in the most different shades and intensities. The rapid development of technology has made the attempts of imitating natural light much easier. But, no matter how hard the experts try, artificial light has different characteristics that have a completely different effect.
As time goes by, technology progresses and knowledge about design is expanded, so there are more and more options that will eventually find their way into essential pieces of the puzzle that make great lighting. Experts are getting better at making artificial light look like natural light, but they are still far away from completely copying the real thing.
It is also very important to achieve the right balance between task lighting and mood lighting. Task lighting is very specific and it mostly focuses on certain things. Mood lighting in the interior is of a potentially soft luminosity, and is mostly a balance of several different light sources in one space.
On a final note, the level of control you have over the lighting in your home is important as well. The ability to control lighting is essential in any household scheme. Electronic potentiometers automatically give flexibility to the lighting and bring in more than one mood into the interior, and even in the most minimalist decoration settings. A certain degree of control can also be achieved by using blinds on your windows, as well as curtains. They provide a decent level of flexibility and control when it comes to directing and limiting natural light that goes into your space.