Addilyn Mclean. Lighting. September 22nd , 2018.
Besides this, you should also think about task lighting. You really shouldn't cut your fingers with a knife on the worktop because you cast a shadow standing below your nice new chandelier. Task kitchen lighting must be targeted and bright. If there is only general lighting in your kitchen, you can see where task light is needed. Just look around to see where there are any dark surfaces in your kitchen. If you see a dark spot on a worktop or counter top, you should have a task light there. If you have a kitchen island, put a few pendant lights above it as task light. If you cannot see what is in the sink... you know the rest.
When we are considering the decoration of our homes, it can be easy to get inspiration for colour schemes, furniture and the layout of the room. There are many places to see aspirational rooms in interior design magazines, on home improvement television programmes and by visiting showrooms in a variety of stores. Whilst these may give us an idea for a lamp or lightshade, it can be more difficult to recreate the effect of carefully positioned light sources in our own homes.
The type of lighting to be used is largely determined by the effect that is to be created as well as the way that the area is to be used. For example, a garden patio may have subtle lighting that will create a comforting, relaxing atmosphere, whereas a fire pit area may use a central fire as the only light source. Too many lights spread throughout the garden will tend to look utilitarian rather than homely. Focal points such as large specimen trees, feature walls or art work benefit from lighting. Quite often it is the features that you enjoy in your garden during the day that you tend to also want to see after dark.
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