You needn’t be anexpertto realize thatin interior design proper lighting matters no less than, say, furniture, wall color or artwork. It’s just common sense. Your room could be beautifully designed and furnished with grand-looking Italian luxury furniture, but it won’t be truly comfortable if you have tostrain your eyes because of too dim light.
Also, it’s reasonable to plan the room design with lighting in mind.In other words, you should determine how your room will be litbefore furnishing it, not after. It will help you avoid unpleasant surprises like poorly lit spots in your room exactly where you need light the most.
Whenconsidering the light sources you will need, say, for your living room, designers recommend to bear in mind that relatively large roomsusually require ambient, task, and probably accentlighting as well. Ambientlightingfrom an overhead fixture will provide overall illumination, task lighting will direct light to theparticular zones, and accent lighting will be useful for highlightingindividualobjects, such as shelves or pieces of artwork.
Aspacious room often needs more than a single overhead fixture. If you want your room to feel comfortable, it’s a good idea to place different types of lighting fixtures atdifferent points of the space.
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