Tips for lighting design
Light comes out of the ceiling, hangs on the ceiling, sits in or one the wall, stands on the table or on the ground – homes very rarely have just one light source. Light scenes combine ambient lighting with accents, direct with indirect lighting. Lighting accents, created with a few simple means, lend character to a private residence: setting off the collector’s vase on the sideboard, adding a scenic frame to artwork on the wall or making a feature of the dining table. General lighting provides overall brightness – but more than that, vertical illuminance achieves an expansive spatial impression and determines our perception of brightness.
With age especially, light effectively becomes vital; wallwashing combined with accent lighting creates optimum visual conditions in retirement homes. Bright and pleasantly illuminated rooms with balanced brightness contrasts convey a sense of security.