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Lighting Design: Creating Ambiance and Functionality in Any Space 


Every interior or exterior space needs proper lighting design. Light not only provides visibility for functional purposes, but it also has the power to set a certain mood and ambiance. There are a few important factors to take into account whether you’re a professional lighting designer or just looking to upgrade the lighting in your house. 

Purpose of the Space 

First and foremost, it’s essential that you understand the space’s function as well as the activities that will be conducted there. This will enable you to decide on the kind and intensity of lighting that is required. For instance, a bedroom might need softer, cozier lighting to promote rest, while a kitchen might need brighter, cooler lighting to facilitate activities like cooking and food preparation. 

Layout and Architecture 

After that, think about how the space is organized and built. A sense of balance and symmetry should be created by using lighting to draw attention to specific architectural details. For instance, you could want to utilize accent lighting to draw attention to a fireplace or a piece of artwork, or wall sconces to make a dining room feel cozy and intimate. 

Sources of Natural Light 

It’s also important to consider the sources of natural light in the space, and how they can be used to your advantage. For example, you may want to use sheer curtains to allow soft, diffused natural light to enter a room during the day, while using artificial lighting to supplement or enhance it at night. 

Lighting Fixtures 

There are several alternatives available when it comes to the actual lighting fixtures. While track lighting, under-cabinet lighting, and recessed lighting can all offer more practical and useful lighting solutions, pendant lights, chandeliers, and floor lamps can give a beautiful touch to a room. 

Dimming and Control 

Don’t overlook the significance of control and dimming, though. The ability to change the lighting in an area can have a big impact on the environment and mood, as well as assist conserve energy. To give you more control over your lighting, think about employing dimmer switches or smart lighting solutions. 

Professional Consultation 

It’s always a good idea to talk with a professional lighting designer if you’re thinking about upgrading the lighting and electrical system in your house or place of business. They can assist you in designing a lighting scheme that is both attractive and practical, and they may even enable you to save money in the long term by using less energy. 

If you’re considering a lighting and electrical upgrade for your home or business, be sure to consult with us! You can send me an email at or call me at 01386 904 000. 

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