Design Beginners: Creating and Using Light Effectively in Your Home

Posted on Jan 25 2017 - 5:27pm by Lilies and Daisies

Lighting in Brisbane
Light is a crucial element in a residential property. Without it, no amount of aesthetics or design will matter. Make your lights work for you through these simple tips and tricks.

Room Size

Light spreads much thinner when you’ve got a bigger room. This means you’ll also need to have bigger light sources or better ways to filter natural light in, such as windows or half walls. You can also make use of balconies and terraces.

Room Shape

Believe it or not, room shapes can also directly affect lighting. Several corners can create pockets of shadow while rounded rooms can distribute light more evenly. If your room has many dark areas, consider putting a small light source there or even a lamp that spreads enough light onto that space.

Room Colour

There are certain colours that absorb or reflect light. White is obviously one of the most reflective paint choices, as are lighter blues, greens, and yellows. Black absorbs both light and heat, as do browns, reds, and purples.


Bigger windows can, as stated above, let in far more of Brisbane’s natural sunlight. If you have large, glass, windows, one of the easiest ways to regulate the flow of light is through curtains or blinds. However, aluminium or wooden shutters can be used for various window sizes and can be personalised to fit the room’s colour theme or decor.

Artificial Lighting

If your room does not have much natural light, then optimise your use of artificial light, such as lamps, canned lights, led lights, wall lights and other lighting fixtures. Candles and fireplaces are also good light sources, but they serve more for mood than for practical purposes.

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Thanks to creativity, imagination, and design principles, you won’t need to have too many light sources to illuminate a room. Check which of these lighting tricks is best for your home and try it out one room at a time. In addition, it would be best if you choose eco-friendly light bulbs and fixtures just so you’re sure that you won’t be paying a large utility bill a month after your upgrade.