Artificial Lighting


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If you’ve ever heard of “mood lighting,” then you’re familiar with this element of interior design. Light can set the mood of any room, as different types of light connotate different moods. Natural light can represent warmth and happiness, while artificial fluorescent lighting makes a room feel cold and still.

It’s important to understand the two main types of lighting and how they can contribute to the overall mood of a space.

Artificial Lighting

When natural lighting isn’t sufficient or when designers are looking to highlight a particular art piece or set the mood, you can use artificial lighting. Your options include:

  • Task Lighting: Fairly self-explanatory, it helps you accomplish tasks, meaning desk lighting, overhead lighting for the kitchen, and more.
  • Accent Lighting: Indicating a focal point in your home, this form of lighting can include art pieces, sculptures, chandeliers or even the architecture of your home.
  • Ambient Lighting: Rather than highlighting or helping with tasks, ambient lighting enhances the overall space. It’s the “mood lighting” we talked about earlier.


Natural Lighting

Natural light sources can show off your beautiful paint colors or highlight a certain piece of furniture you’ve been dying to showcase. With a fully customized home, the interior designer can position the windows and doors perfectly to allow the right amount of natural light to cascade upon any interior space. Plus, designers can manipulate that light through curtains, shades and drapes.

Post time: Aug-16-2022

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