Light can alter the appearance of a room or area without physically changing it. Light directs our view influences perception and draws our attention to specific details. Light can be used to divide and interpret rooms in order to emphasize areas or establish continuity between the interior and exterior”.
If you have only light colored walls in your home because you are concerned that dark walls will make your space feel closed in or cave-like you are not alone. Many steer away from dark colored interiors in hopes to make their room feel more inviting and welcoming.
The human body is meant to move and if sitting in an office eight hours a day is a must then desks must be reinvented: “We believe your work desk is more than a tool we see it as a work companion which cares about your health and enables your healthy lifestyle” added the designers. Have a look at the video below to better understand how it works:
The Messe Frankfurt Light+Building show in Germany is the event where retailers designers and architects go to view what’s next in the lighting design world. The Trend Forum at the show forecast that one of the next trends for the home will be lighting “infused with allusions of nature: in organic forms in the spectrum of natural colors and the world of bud leaf and plant motifs.” Lighting inspired by nature softens the feel of cold contemporary or bare spaces by adding softer lines and an organic feel to the room.
These fixtures are subtle and can be directional and can be connected to dimmer switches to give a range of light from subtly dim to full brightness to illuminate an entire room.
Use exterior wall sconces for décor: Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to only be utilitarian. Wall sconces can provide washes of light against the exterior walls of your home to create ambiance in the evening hours.