Key Architectural Feature: Importance of Lighting

The first view is the most important sense through which we can enjoy architecture, and lighting is one of those  features that allows you to admire an architectural beauty. Whether it’s day lighting or artificial lighting, light draws attention to colors, textures, and forms of a space, allows architecture represents its true design.

Natural lighting is very important, so always choose a home with large windows and lots of natural light. If that is not an option, look for ways to compensate for small windows. A home surely said to have perfect rhythm; if it owns best architecture, comfy furniture and yes! the correct arrangement of lights.  Natural lighting is preferred above artificial lighting because it shows off colors better and adds to the visual space of a room by bouncing off reflective surfaces.

If you are building a new home, the possibilities are endless, but you need to know your options up front to plan and budget properly. Too much lighting is just as bad as too little. During remodeling  you might be confronted with no boundary lighting in a room, instead only one overhead surface mount fixture or ceiling fan. The solution is to create a layered or decorative false ceiling  that can cover the wiring. Lighting can also be a factor when selling a home.

The lighting verily put impact on the mood of a room and also the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

In the Kitchen, the ceiling lights and faint cabinet accent lighting should supplied you with the complete and sufficient amount of light. Match your lighting with your furniture’s style. If you like classic, traditional décor, look for old-fashioned chandeliers or lamps. Chandeliers are not only used in large, open halls, entryways and rooms because of their centrally themed placement but also because they provide excellent illumination for the room. Modern furniture goes well with artistic lamps and wall sconces.  After Kids Room/ Study Room; the master bathroom is another very important room in our home to be considered for good lighting.  Decorative light fixture, only tend to produce dimmer lighting; though bathroom requires enough light to shave or apply make-up.

Other than basic functionality; lights can add style to your house and create a cozy vibe. But lighting can also affect your emotions in complex ways, impacting everything from your mood to your productivity.  Here  are seven ways you can use lighting to make your home a happier place:

1. Bright lighting can help you focus.

2. Dimmer switches can improve your sleep.

3. Task lighting can help you avoid eye strain.

4. Bright lighting can make you feel warmer.

5. Enabling more natural light can ward off depression.

6. Accent lighting allows you highlight your favorite things.

7. Candles and twinkle lights can make your home warm.

There are three key features of architectural lighting, to make a successful balance between lighting and architecture. Aesthetic is the first feature where architects focuses on the emotional impact; the accurate balance between lighting and architecture; will have on residents. Aesthetics in retail locations’ enables exterior lighting in attracting the consumer’s attention in, and the interior lighting awe them as they walk through the doors in addition to presentation of the product.

Functionality of light is the second important aspect. Areas of a building should be well illuminated so residents feel safe, and should be able to see the floor and walls around them.

The final aspect is very important in today’s age; to create a awesome lighting layout, that is also incredibly energy efficient. This can be done by using target lights and reducing the amount of wasted light that will make the building more energy efficient. LED lights are most energy efficient lights instead of fluorescent lighting. Look into task-specific lighting for desks and other work areas where functionality is more important than overall room illumination.

The use of lighting can enhance or reduce the overall colors of a room. Darker color walls make a room feel smaller and tiny, while light-colored walls do the opposite. Directional lighting, such as a track light, can soften the wall colors. There is also recessed can lighting, which has a soft, downward glow that illuminates the floors, not walls. Track/positional lighting highlights very specific elements of a room; hung from the ceiling, the adjustable necks and lamps can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, the vase of flowers on a table or kitchen island top. Recessed lighting can be used in floors and ceilings to create vertical beams of light as opposed to an overall glow from central light fixtures hanging from a ceiling.

Nothing will look its best or function well without proper illumination. No colors or textures, finishes or fabrics will show how much time and care was spent in their selection without proper lighting, detailed planning, and utilization of the space.