Traditional lighting allows people to change the atmosphere of their home and create contrasting moods that are suitable for various occasions. More intense lighting levels can create feelings of stimulation designed to remind people while lower levels provide contrast to provide feelings of relaxation and intimacy. Lighting can basically be divided into two forms; ‘soft’ and ‘hard’. Soft lighting styles are used to reduce coarse shadows and create a more relaxed environment visually. Hard lighting on the other hand provides highlights and shadows and can be used to add texture. Lighting can be used creatively to manipulate the visual appearance of an object so that it appears smaller, larger or more contrasting. Color lighting can be used differently from traditional lighting to seriously improve the atmosphere of any room. However, it must be used sparingly to provide the best results. If overused, can have a negative effect on the overall feel of the room and naturally damage the appearance of beautiful objects and materials.
To get the best out of your home, it’s important to understand how to use traditional lighting as effectively as possible. Take the living room for example, this room is in principle designed for relaxation and socializing and remembering the amount of time you spend in your living room choosing the right type of lighting is very important. It’s important to create the right balance between direct and indirect lighting to show your entire interior. Pay attention to how much natural light enters the room and from what angle before you plan your lighting. Ideally, your living room should use warmer lighting colors such as soft yellow compared to blues that produce more light. Having additional lights that can be adjusted such as lights located on a table close to where you like to read or the addition of dimmer switches will help prevent you from making your eyes tense. If you intend to make a contrast in your living room lights with opaque colors, let the light down while the lamps with clear colors create a softer effect. If you want to create a focal point in your living room, accent lighting can be used to draw people’s attention to certain ornaments or paintings. Spotlights can also be used in a similar way to highlight certain features in a more dramatic way. But you intend to organize your home, make sure you maximize the potential in each room by choosing the right lighting style to complement the interior.