Lighting is a veritable resource in pub decorating. It can be used to accentuate an object or area, visually enlarge or lessen width and height in a room, can be made to be as bright as a sunny day or as romantic as a moonlit night.
Basically, there are two types of lighting to consider in your general interior pub decorating. The first is natural light or the light that comes through windows or basement windows and skylights during the day. The second is ambient light or the general light for an entire room. Natural light does have one interior decorating drawback, especially in sunbelt areas, and that is fading patterns on pub decor floor coverings and upholstery fabrics. As part of your pub improvement and/or pub organizations projects, add some information on glass treatments to your decorating catalog. General lighting or ambient light, years ago, was one single fixture centered on the ceiling of each room. Today, especially in the best pubs we have wonderful options in recessed or track lighting and, through the simple use of dimmers, making it as bright or muted as we wish.
There are two additional types of lighting, purpose and pleasure. “Purpose” is task lighting, “pleasure” is accent lighting. Task lighting, as the name implies, is used for work areas such as the kitchen or to light grooming areas such as the bathroom or vanity area. Fixtures or bulbs used in task lighting should be of the non-glare variety. Accent lighting, on the other hand, is one of the best avenues for pub decorating ideas. While leafing through decorating magazines you’ll notice how professional photographers use lighting to accent the focal point.
Personally, we divide accent light into three categories, art, fixture and illusion. Accenting, whether it be framed artwork on the wall, free standing such as statuary, an indoor atrium, or a beautiful stone faced fireplace, can be accomplished in a variety of ways. To be effective, however, accent lighting should be three times as bright as ambient lighting. Again, if you use dimmers to set the mood of a room, be sure to add them to
your accent lighting or it can become overpowering.
Fixture lighting or accent lamps should definitely be chosen to coordinate with your decorating styles from the traditional all the way to eclectic decorating. There are many decorating online merchants that have great home decorating content in regards to lighting fixtures. See our Lamps Plus page for coordinating furniture styles and lamps.
Illusion through accent lighting refers to visual changes in a room. Here’s a couple of home decorating tips to try. In a narrow room splash an interior wall with light and visually widen it. In a room with a high ceiling that you wish was lower, set lighting so that it will not reach much above the fixture or shade.
On the other hand, if you wish to increase the size of the room, put as much light toward the ceiling as you can.
You can combine several different types of lighting in one area or room to be used in conjunction with each other or to set different moods. The more you work with lighting, the more you’ll see just how effective it is in decorating.
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