Importance of Using A Lighting Designer
Brilliant lighting design can often make the difference between good interior design and great interior design. But what do we mean by ‘lighting design’?
Light transforms spaces. Not just how they look, but also how you interact with a space and how it makes you feel. Controlling light (both natural daylight and artificial light) will ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from the investment you have made in your home.
At Cyberhomes, our lighting designer considers four key aspects of lighting design:
The general background lighting, including the available natural daylight and how this is supplemented and replaced by artificial light at different times of the day.
Focussed light that provides emphasis and clarity to a space; ideal for when specific tasks are being carried out, such as reading, cooking or dining.
Lighting that provides a specific point of focus or highlights a specific area to add visual interest and add depth to a space. Also used to highlight features in a home such as artwork.
Lighting (both interior and exterior) that emphasises and makes use of specific design features of space. We generally consider this at three different levels:
High Level Lighting
Lights that are illuminating areas above head height, such as ceilings, cornices and even tall trees.
Mid Level Lighting
Lighting that impacts at eye level, such as wall lights, lamps, under cupboard lighting and features such as shelf lighting. Externally this would also cover garden lighting such as wall lights, shrub lighting and raised pathway lighting.
Low Level Lighting
Lights at ground level to enhance set low in walls or skirting that enhance mood lighting, illuminate steps and provide a subtle night light feature. Also used externally to illuminate paths and steps.
Other Lighting Considerations
In addition, it is also important to consider the colour of lighting (including the ‘temperature’ of white light), the use of natural daylight, the specific light fittings and how to make it all easy to control—we’ll address these points in future lighting blogs.
Speak to our Lighting Designer
If you’d like some advice on how to ensure you are including the right lighting design in your project, please contact Cyberhomes and our lighting designer will be pleased to chat to you. We can produce a 3D visual of how your room would look with our recommended light fittings.