Light and Day
For a long time, natural illumination was the only way to lighten up interior spaces. It wasnâ€™t until the 19th century that the age of electric lighting changed the whole picture. There are many different ways to light up your rooms with artificial light, natural light or a combination of both, in order to set the mood of a room. Just compare the difference in the atmosphere created on a bright, sunny day and a cloudy day, morning and evening or with a bright spotlight or candlelight. Natureâ€™s lighting is much more dynamic than its artificial counterpart. The natural movement of the sun and clouds obstructing it, creates this dynamic. And of course we can influence a room's atmosphere by using a variety of modern light fixtures, as well as classical light sources such as a fireplace or candles.
Experiment with Your Modern LightingAs soon as you direct your attention toward lighting you will develop a new way of seeing things. Your rooms will appear as a combination of various illuminated surfaces and the objects contained within fall into the background. It is very rewarding to experiment and try out new things. Consider the following;
- What sort of reflections appear on your matte, glossy or metal surfaces.
- Cover your lighting source with etched, frosted or tiffany glass to create a new atmosphere.
- Point a light at the ceiling to indirectly illuminate it.
- Change your lightings color or diffuser and watch how that changes the aura of a room.