How to Plan Your Lighting Before Renovation

  • May 21, 2014
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After engaging the ID or contractor, your natural impulse might be to leave everything up to your chosen one. But while it's tempting to do that, remember that illumination plays an important part in your home décor. After all, once all the wiring is done, it can be pretty difficult to make changes! You might think that lighting fixtures are just there to provide light, but there many different types of lights that provide various effects so plan well in advance to get the most out of both natural and artificial illumination. Here are 4 tips to doing just that:  

Furniture Placement

If you love rearranging your furniture, then having a ceiling lamp may limit your options. But catering for a floor lamp with a power outlet in the wall will help cut down on visible wiring and keep things sleek. Want bedside lamps or wall lights? Then you should consider the size of your bed frame and whether there will be any bedside tables to hide the wiring should you decide to go for table lamps. In other words, plan where you want your lighting to be so as to cut down on the sight of visible wiring rearing its ugly head.  

Space Function

There are mainly 3 types of light: task, ambient, and accent. Each of these lights perform different job so it's imperative that you decide what each room is supposed to do. For example, the study room needs more task lights than ambient ones so be sure to have the room well illuminated.  

Composition

Like the essay you used to write in school, composition of lights is just as vital to the make-up of the home. Sticking with just a single type of light will make things look rather one-dimensional. You can go for a collection of different yet similar lighting fixtures like the "Beat Lights" by Tom Dixon or do a mix and match. The important thing here for the lights to correspond with your furniture in terms of style so it'll look cohesive and not horribly random.   Plan-Your-Lighting-Before-Renovation

Light Temperature

Another thing that you should take note is the temperature of lights in each room. Cool lights are typically used in spaces where you need to be focused e.g. kitchen. Warm lights, on the other hand, are great for rooms such as bedrooms where relaxation is usually the name of the game.   So how do YOU plan out your lights before renovation? Let us know on our Facebook fan page, ya!
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