A lesser considered element of the ambience of any given room, the lighting can greatly improve or completely ruin the vibe. You may have gone into rooms and sensed that something was a bit off, odds are, you were having a reaction to bad lighting. Although the effects aren't always immediately noticeable, bad lighting could be totally ruining your room.
The following is a short look at the many ways in which your lighting could be having this effect.
Small and Stuffy
First and foremost, if good lighting can open a room up and make it appear bigger, then terrible lighting can do just the opposite. Indeed, depending on what type of lighting you select for your room, your room could appear much bigger or much smaller than it actually is. Assuming, like most people, that you prefer a room appear larger than smaller, then you better take some extra special time with regards to selecting the lighting for your room. In particular, pendant lighting, and lighting hung a bit higher tends to make a room appear larger than it is.
In addition to that, if you have a difficult time focusing and getting to work, your lighting might be the culprit. In other words, bad lighting can cause a host of issues that counteract productivity. For instance, bad lighting can make it more difficult to read and view things, causing strain on the eyes, headaches, and more. Moreover, bad lighting can also be detrimental to the mood. Rather than making you feel energetic, bad lighting can leave you feeling exhausted and lethargic.
Colour Scheme Troubles
The last way bad lighting can ruin your room is by literally changing the way the colours appear. Although it might sound like some sort of magic trick, the lighting you choose can make the colours in your room pop, fade, appear brighter, or more faded, as well as an array of other things. On the one hand, by selecting a more universal lighting choice such as halogen lighting, pretty much all the colours in your room will appear more vibrant.
On the flip side, by selecting a lighting type such as fluorescent lighting, colours such as blue and green will appear more refined. Moreover, by selecting incandescent lighting, the oranges and reds in your room will appear more prominent. No matter which lighting type you choose, be sure it goes great with the colours in the room, or you will likely end up spending more money later to correct the issue.
How to Fix Lighting Problems
For the DIY types, there are plenty of ways to fix your lighting. However, the methods vary from situation to situation. For instance, you may need to buy more or fewer lights, you may need to hand your lights higher or lower, you may need to try a different type of bulb or any combination of these things. Start by looking at a range of fittings like those offered by Abbey Gate Lighting and find the lighting that best suits the most prized elements of the room.
For those who don't like to DIY and need a bit of help with regards to this matter, there are tonnes of interior designers, and also those who specialise in lighting specifically that can help you out. Simply conduct a search and find a reputable company you can trust.