Updated: Oct 12, 2018
Welcome back followers! We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you were expecting a post about Rihanna, you're wrong. Although we love a good RiRi jam, this post is even better! We're talking about lighting this week, one of the KEY elements to any space. Let's jump right in! Or as Rihanna would say "Talk that Talk" ;)
The world of lighting is endless, but it definitely helps if you know what you want and how different elements will affect the lighting. One of the main things to consider is how much natural lighting the desired space will be getting at all points of the day. If it has more natural light that's consistent throughout the day, the lighting you put in won't need to be as extreme or in excess. Mood lighting should also be a thought, whether it should have a dimmer or just be a set vibrancy. Now, there are many different types of lighting as well. Such as.....
Recessed Lighting is installed flush to the ceiling and often the actual fixtures are referred to as "can lights". This is what is going to give off the most light in many spaces because they're usually installed in quantities to line the ceiling.
Pretty self explanatory, it is quite literally lights on a track which allows for variable positioning. It's usually more common in commercial spaces such as retail stores, office buildings, art galleries, restaurants etc.
Don't you hate when you're cooking or preparing something on the countertop and you can't really see? That's where strip lighting comes in handy. It's a strip of light that is placed under cabinets, on top of cabinets, etc. The strip lighting fixture is made to be hidden to the eye and solely serve its purpose to give off light.
A single fixture that's suspended from the ceiling. These are where you get to have some creative fun! They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, making it more designed to fit the client. Another form of lighting that can give off a lot of light, or simply set a mood. Pendants are often found above island in kitchens, bathrooms and entryways. Chandeliers are more of a statement and can be found in dining rooms, foyers or a formal living room.
A more decorative form of lighting, attached to the wall. Sconces are usually used in bathrooms, down long hallways and outdoors. They give off minimal to medium light and are more around the eye level. They're used in bathrooms to give lighting to the area surrounding a mirror.
Step lighting is usually used down a hallway, on stairs, or outdoors. It is pretty self explanatory in the sense that it is lighting to show a walkway or be a guide to where you're stepping. With that being said, they're placed closer to the floor than the ceiling.
We hope you all loved that little blog lesson on lighting! Let us know if you have any questions, either leave us a comment below or on our Instagram @naomiewertinteriors. We love getting feedback from our readers! Keep up with us on instagram for behind the scenes at our projects and we'll be back next week with another super fun post!
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