#retail interior design

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FURNITURE MALL OF KANSAS

We designed a 125,000+ SF new furniture store that is a delight to shop with meandering pathways and eye-catching ceiling canopies for each major department.


  • CHAPIN FURNITURE

    Our design of a new 45,000 SF building for Chapin Furniture playfully uses the red chair icon from their new identity (which we also designed) to make an impactful brand statement.


  • AMERICA’S MATTRESS BY SERTA

    Serta utilized our branding expertise to create a new prototype concept store that could be rolled out as stand-alone stores across the country.


  • U OF A GRADUATION CENTER

    Our design of the University of Arkansas’s Graduation Center allows students to directly order custom regalia, class rings, and announcements through an interactive wall display.


  • HOME MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL

    We designed a branded showroom for HMI in High Point, NC as a welcoming hospitality suite, with a featured a bar, cafe, and lounge area for clients.


  • SWANN’S FURNITURE

    This Texas-based retailer asked us to design a classical new exterior for them to re-position them at the higher end of the market.

    WE ARE RETAIL INNOVATORS





  • #interior design resume

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    Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.

    Many interior designers work for the specialized design services industry or for the architectural, engineering, and related services industry. In 2014, about 1 in 4 were self-employed.

    Interior designers usually need a bachelor’s degree with a focus on interior design.

    The median annual wage for interior designers was $48,840 in May 2015.

    Employment of interior designers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Designers will be needed to respond to consumer expectations that the interiors of homes and offices meet certain conditions, such as being environmentally friendly and more easily accessible.

    Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for interior designers.

    Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of interior designers with similar occupations.

    Learn more about interior designers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.





    #interior design diploma

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    Styling for Interiors

    Duration : 1 Year

    Eligibility : 10 + 2 (Admission is based on interview to ascertain the student’s ability and commitment)

    Location : Delhi NCR (West)

    Validation: Pearl Academy

    This one-year course is exclusively designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of developing a personal style through visual communication and its application in the Interiors and soft furnishing industry through classroom lectures, lab work, assignments and research projects. The Course emphasizes on intensive practical and applied training in core areas.

    The Indian Textile Interior sector is moving up the fashion value chain and witnessing phenomenal growth of furnishing Industry as well as Interiors. Interior Design Décor Industry is very dynamic and growing at a very fast pace in India. A large number of leading global brands are poised to enter the Indian market. The changing market conditions have bolstered the demand of highly competent Interior professionals who can take up key positions as Designers, Stylists, Sourcing managers, Visual Merchandisers and other related areas.

    COURSE MODULE

    • Styling of Spaces for function and ambience
    • Contemporary Interior Styles
    • Creating your own Style through Space Visualization
    • Colour conceptualization to make colour work for You
    • Material Explorations
    • Furniture Artwork in Interiors
    • Guiding you in Product Selection.
    • Visual Merchandising
    • Special Events Styling
    • AutoCAD 2D 3D drawings
    • Google sketch-ups
    • Space Layouts Planning Modelling
    • Interior industry market analysis
    • D cor global trends
    • Home Stylists
    • Interior Designer
    • Interior Decorators
    • Stylists with Furnishing industry
    • Stylists with Interior firms
    • Visual Merchandiser
    • Free Lance Interior designers / stylist
    • Sourcing managers with interior and furnishing firms
    • Design Consultants
    • Entrepreneurs
    • On-line Retail interior stylist

    Students design work can be in the various sectors like:

    • Home
    • Hospitality (Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts)
    • Commercial and Retail Spaces
    • Films and Stage Sets
    • Magazine and catalogue shoots

    Howdy, I m in Section 4.

    Richa Sood

    Being in the fashion design industry and working in core design development is very challenging, yet extremely exciting. The turning point started with Masters in Fashion at Pearl Academy. Ever since, it has been an enriching experience being involved in various design projects with Tarun Tahiliani, Pearl Academy, Rohit Bal and the Middle East market [ ]

    Vidhisha Singhal

    I turned my passion into a profession. I design for love and not for money; this is what has kept me going. As a freelancer, I have worked with some wonderful clients like Pepsi Co. Parag Milk, Community Empowerment Lab and The Terai Tiger Trust, to name a few. Each assignment has helped me grow [ ]

    Heena Abrol

    The practical aspect of working in the industry has been very good. It has been extremely important in providing me confidence and a broader viewpoint to approach the field of interior designing. Also, I have availed the opportunity to achieve goals not with an individual vision but with teamwork.

    Aparna Kaistha

    I started working right after graduation, but felt something amiss. That’s when I was introduced to Styling for Interiors. As a stylist, I worked with various magazines like Elle Decor, BBC Good Homes, Casaviva and also did freelance shoots for Maxim and Femina. I have also styled brochures for various stores and done up store [ ]

    Saumya Kanodia

    At present, I work with Gautam Kalra, the renowned freelance commercial stylist. Apart from this, I have worked with some of the best stylists, magazines, designers and celebrities like Arjun Bhasin, Aparna Chandra, Harper’s Bazaar, Manish Arora for Kingdom of Dreams, Namrita Joshipura, Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Diana Penty, Shikhar Dhawan, etc. Each [ ]





    #retail interior design

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    Feel the passion

    As experts in Perth office fitouts, our goal is to ensure that whenever you enter a project that’s designed and completed by BHO Interiors, you will feel the passion and attention to detail, which reflect the values and design vision shared by our team and our client. This passion results in our reputation as specialist in commercial interior designers.

    At BHO Interiors, we work closely with you to create architecturally designed retail locations that will intrigue your customers. Our intuitive and personal approach to retail interior design in Perth enables us to reach a high level of style for each of our projects while working within our client’s budget. We offer a complete turnkey design service completely transforming spaces using the best principles of retail interior design.

    As expert retail interior designers in Perth, some of our past projects can be seen here, including optometrists and lighting stores. We offer our retail services to all retail outlets including fashion stores, jewellery shops, furniture showrooms and other general goods stores.

    The interior of a business should represent the brand and image of the business itself. If you want a space designed to entice your target customers, our team of professionals can help you transform your space into a thriving retail shop that encourages your customers to return.





    #interior design lighting

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    The 3 Principles of Interior Design

    A beautifully decorated interior not only functions well but it creates a mood or a feeling and shows off the personality of the family that lives there. It’s attention to these three important ingredients — function, mood and personality — that ensures decorating success.

    Before painting and rearranging, spend some time thinking about your family and how you live. Look through magazines for inspiration and pull out ideas or rooms that appeal to you. Gather things from around the house that make you feel good and study them carefully for color cues and perhaps a clue to the mood you’re looking for in your home. This is the beginning of a well-planned and decorated living area.

    As for the rest, let’s start with function.

    Function

    Decorating is more than just eye appeal — it’s making a room really work for you. Here’s how to do it, element by element:

    • The focal point: Sometimes rooms have natural focal points (places the eyes travel to immediately upon entering a room) — a fireplace, a bay window with a view, maybe even a built-in bookcase. If the room doesn’t have a natural focal point, create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colorful area rug.
  • The furniture: Determine whether the furniture satisfies the functions you’ve planned for the room. If a piece isn’t working or if it’s too large or too small for the size of the room, get rid of it or trade it for something else around the house that may be more appropriate.
  • The lighting: Lighting should be selected for the functions of the room as well as for visual appeal. Every task will require either direct lighting from a lamp or indirect lights that simply brighten the room for conversation or TV-watching. Accent lighting — floor spots, track lighting or recessed spotlights — enhance texture, color and room details.
  • The furniture arrangement: Draw your room on graph paper. Measure and mark electrical outlets and switches, vents, windows and doors. Measure your furniture and place it in your floor plan. Generally, the main furniture pieces are directed toward the focal point, keeping the major traffic patterns open. Fill in with pieces you’d like to have that may or may not be available now. Be sure to balance high and low pieces as well as heavy and light ones around the room.
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    • The inspiration piece: The easiest way by far to decorate is to start with some source of inspiration. A decorative pillow, a favorite scarf and even a magazine photo are good places to begin. Select your inspiration piece wisely, and be sure it makes you feel good when you look at it. It’s the basis for selecting your theme, colors, patterns and textures.
  • Theme: Analyze your inspiration piece and develop a theme name for it. For instance, a needlepoint pillow with a botanical design on a black background may inspire a title like formal botanical garden. Be descriptive with your theme name and all sorts of supporting ideas will come to mind. Botanical prints, striped walls, greens and floral colors, formal fabrics and furniture, dark woods and black accents all fit this particular theme.
  • Color cues: Color should always support the theme. Many times, the colors that are most appropriate are found in the patterns and design of your inspiration piece. Generally, it’s best to choose three colors in a room: a dominant color, used for walls, carpeting and fabric backgrounds; a secondary color, found throughout the room in fabrics and accessories; and an accent color, used sparingly to give energy and excitement to the room.
  • Patterns: Stripes, checks, florals and plaids are just a few of the patterns to consider as you continue supporting your theme. It’s all right to mix patterns as long as you do three things:
    1. Keep the background color the same.
    2. Make sure all patterns share the same colors.
    3. Vary the scale or sizes of the patterns.
    • Texture: Too many smooth, shiny objects or too much nubby, rustic texture becomes tiresome. Use variety to keep the room interesting. Even a pattern can be used as texture. Many prints look dimensional and therefore add depth to a decorating scheme.
  • Furniture: Aside from being functional, your furniture plays an important role in supporting your theme. Some pieces may function well but their style or color may stick out like a sore thumb. Try to salvage it with slipcovers, tablecloths or paint. If it’s a lost cause, remove it from the room.
  • Personality

    Here’s your chance to put your personal stamp on a well-planned room. Here are some strategies:

    • Accessorizing: Pictures, vases, pillows and area rugs are all integral parts of a great decorating plan. Generally, they should support your theme, but allow more flexibility here; an antique picture frame could add wonderful variety to a contemporary room. Accessories are located on walls, mantels, furniture, tabletops and floors; they can be paintings and photos or pillows.
  • Whimsy: This is optional in your decorating scheme, but it can counteract any sterile quality that may have been created by strictly following all the guidelines. A beautiful country sitting room may get some relief from a playful quilt placed over the fireplace.
  • The unexpected: Interest doesn’t have to be whimsical; it can simply be something unexpected in a room, like a brightly-painted ceiling.




  • #interior design diploma

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    Diploma Architectural Interior Design

    \”I really appreciate Inchbald School. The course was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life.\”

    Sarah Hammond (Inchbald Online)

    \”I was already working as a garden designer for local clients but knew I wanted to grow my business with the weight of a really good design school behind me. I took the Inchbald online diploma as it allowed me to keep working whilst studying. It was hard work but the course was very well put together, with proper deadlines to meet and plenty of support from tutors, other students and online forums. I felt a real sense of achievement when I finished the course. A year later I gained accreditation from the Society of Garden Designers which is the only professional association for garden designers in the UK.\”

    \”I can honestly say making the decision to sign up to this course was one of the best things I have done, I’ve found it fantastic and would be happy to recommend it to anyone seriously considering a life in this exciting world.\”

    Eva-Elisabeth W Knudtzon, Visuelle Designs, Norway (Inchbald Online)

    \”As online student you also get to know students from all around the world and this gives you a wonderful insight into many different cultures and the way they live through their individual interior design. I have made many good friends and useful contacts.\”

    \”Inchbald is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I hope to come back one day.\”

    Eva-Elisabeth W Knudtzon, Visuelle Designs, Norway (Inchbald Online)

    “I congratulate you and I admire your fantastic work to get the education to such a high level and I promote it in Norway as often as possible. Thanks to the Inchbald and my major design project for the historic Hotel Ullensvang in Norway, I am now their interior designer.”

    Claire Worlidge (Inchbald Online)

    \”Having done a bit of adult education I am totally in awe of the way the course is structured. It\’s so clever how new layers are introduced and how, with the activities and assignments, new skills are taught and practiced. and all by distance learning! The Session notes are so clear and manageable and the feedback from other tutors and students really helpful. \”

    Debbie Cavit, Cavit & Co, New Zealand

    \”To have kept Inchbald at the top of your field for 54 years is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations!\”

    Catherine Carpenter – Director, Folk of London (Inchbald Online)

    \”I have an MA in Architecture and worked as a Senior Project Manager for a Specialist Construction Company for 6 years. I decided to take this course to learn about interiors and develop a portfolio which would allow me to set up my own practice. In order to afford the course I needed to continue working, so on-line is the perfect choice for me. I\’m really enjoying it, the course work is detailed, interesting and challenging. I’m always raving about it to my friends. The online is comprehensive, thorough and the pace is fast, and this gives you proper sense of the reality of design production timescales.\”

    I wanted to say first and foremost how much I enjoyed the past year at Inchbald, and how much I have learnt from the experience.
    \”I have had quite a few offers of internships from company\’s such as Staffan Tollgard and others. I am currently interviewing for a project management position at Savills, which will expose me to the entire scope of developing and managing property.
    Thank you so much for putting on such a great course, I thoroughly enjoyed it!\”

    News

    • Eileen Wood wins gold at RHS Tatton Park, July 2016
      August 2, 2016
      We are delighted to announce that Inchbald Garden Design Diploma Part Time graduate, Eileen Wood was awarded a Gold Medal in the Back to Back Gardens section at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2016. For more information please click on the image.
    • The English Garden Future Fund Bursary shortlist had been announced!
      July 21, 2016
      The English Garden in partnership with Inchbald School of Design launched an annual scheme called The Future Fund Bursary in Spring 2016. The competition required entrants to sketch a design for a small London roof garden. These sketches have been before the judges and there is now a shortlist. So it is now over to [ ]

    View all news

    Copyright 2015 – Inchbald School of Design: Interior Design & Garden Design Courses





    #interior design ideas for living rooms

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    Living Rooms

    Every unforgettable living room design begins with a fabulous paint color. The right color scheme can set the tone for any space, embodying whichever mood or style you wish, whether it be elegantly traditional or edgy and modern. As you stand in front of that daunting display filled with hundreds of tiny paint swatches, each color more perfect than the next, you may be asking yourself how to choose just one shade. Selecting living room color schemes can be an easy and enjoyable process if you have fabulous inspiration and the right design tools. Look no further — here you will find our latest interior décor idea guide filled with the top rated living room colors and designs for 2016. Get inspired by our fabulous designer color combinations and expert DIY advice. In no time at all you can create that gorgeous living room you have been dreaming of.

    A beautiful color palette will instantly transform any drab and outdated living room into a trendy contemporary den found on the pages of your favorite designer magazines. The right shade can set the tone for the entire space, embodying whichever décor concept you desire. For this reason, when searching those isles for the perfect living room paint colors it is very important to choose wisely, understanding the particular look and style that each hue will evoke. Every great design will begin with fabulous inspiration. Discover the amazing potential of your lackluster space by browsing our popular online décor showroom filled with pictures of living rooms featuring all of today’s hottest color trends for 2016. Imagine your room in a rainbow of outstanding new hues, and then select the color that best reflects your home’s personality and individual décor style.

    The first step in selecting living room wall paint is identifying which overall family from which to select your hues. All of the most popular room color ideas fall under one of two major schemes — warm or cool. Warm colors are rooted in a gold or yellow base and are often incorporated throughout traditional decor. Cool and neutral hues, on the other hand, have a foundation of crisp blue or muted grey, and are often found in more contemporary décor schemes. Begin by gathering your favorite living room design ideas in order to identify the overall style you will be bringing to the space. Then take a look at the existing furnishings and architectural elements such as flooring, fireplaces, trim work and door knobs. All elements in a living room should fall under the same color family in order to create a beautiful cohesive look characteristic of top designer rooms.

    Living rooms are one of the most highly frequented rooms in a home, serving as a central place to gather. It is important that all déco, from furniture and furnishings to small living room ideas — is both trendy and inviting. A fresh coat of paint will instantly update any outdated space quicker and for less money than replacing major elements such as textiles, furniture and accessories. Many beginner do it yourself remodelers believe they must select paint colors for living rooms blindly prior to making any other style decisions. In order to find the best wall colors for living rooms. our design pros suggest finding an inspiration piece to guide your selection process. A fabulous painting or beautiful throw pillow fabric serves as a wonderful resource for room colour ideas and will build the foundation for an outstanding harmonious design. Look around the living room for creative design staples.

    Another key factor to consider is the best product for the job. There are such an overwhelming number of options available to the DIY decorator that selecting the right material can be quite challenging. It is important to select a high quality brand such as Behr paint colors that offers a rainbow of beautiful hues in bases that have good coverage and can withstand routine wear and tear. In order to identify the best paint colors for a living room, you must first identify its primary occupants and special functions. If your family has young children, heavy duty house paint designed to undergo frequent cleanings may be the best choice for your space. Look at popular dining room paint colors to find great products in this category that are as beautiful as they are functional. For more formal living rooms, unique decorative bases such as a suede or leather finish are great options to provide additional visual interest and style to the space. The possibilities are endless, so get creative with paint color.

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    #diploma in interior design

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    Professional Diploma in Interior Design

    You can enrol and start studying AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. Depending on the time we receive your enrolment, you could begin studying the very same day. At the latest, you’ll have access to your course materials the next working day.

    FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS: You can enrol for one course Unit at a time, for one one year at a time, or for the full Diploma Course (three years). There are also several opportunities to study Units simultaneously or in any order.

    This professional course includes tutorial supervision: for each Unit you will be assigned a tutor who will provide feedback and advice as required, and will grade all of your assignments.

    This is the right option for you if wish to be trained to a professional standard – you can graduate in three years or less.

    This professional interior design course trains you to know, understand and put into practice the essentials of professional interior design.

    The personal nature of the training is particularly helpful, and your studies with our fully illustrated instruction study materials will be highly enjoyable.

    The Diploma Course comprises ten individual Units: see the detailed list of subjects .

    The Diploma Course materials are presented as separate pdf files for each lesson and test, which are downloaded and viewed as you progress through the course. You are able, if you wish, to download all pdfs for an entire online Unit as soon as you have access to that Unit. Answers to tests are uploaded using standard file formats: doc, pdf, jpg, ppt or zip.

    On registration for a Unit or block of Units we will assign you a tutor and grant you to access that Unit or block of Units online using our dedicated VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Click here. or the picture above, for a full-sized a screenshot of the VLE.

    Note the pdf symbols next to the Course Orientation, Unit Specification, and Lesson and Test headings, and the link to enable you to submit tests to your tutor. In the foreground is a pop-up window showing a page from the Lesson pdf, in this case Lesson C2 from the Colour Unit introducing the Munsell System of Colour Notation. (Pop-ups must be enabled in order for you to use the VLE.)

    Your success in the Professional Diploma Course in Interior Design will be measured partly by continuous assessment of your work during the course and partly by the Final Test. This will evaluate your achievement over the whole course. We don’t anticipate that you’ll memorize all the material you read in our courses. Interior design work doesn’t depend on how much information you can cram into your memory, but on whether you can apply the principles involved in any future design. Nor do we believe that interior design is a subject in which a student should be examined behind the closed doors of an examination room.

    We want to simulate as far as possible the conditions under which a designer will work, so the Final Test is based on design projects which will be carried out under office conditions (in your own office or your home used as an office) and will then be submitted to Rhodec representing the client. In this way you’ll be gaining practical experience of how work is carried out in a professional design studio, and any problems you encounter in running an office can be unravelled with our help.

    We appreciate that you may have many questions about our course, and with this in mind we have prepared an extensive FAQ.

    Not all “professional” diploma courses are the same, despite what you might be led to believe by some other schools whose literature strongly resembles our own. Click here to find out more.





    #interior design resume

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    Interior Designer Resume

    Interior designer is the position that needs very much creativity in designing and ability of decision. The person working as interior designer is responsible for planning, designing and furnishing the interiors of industrial as well as commercial buildings. Interior designers give improved life style through their interior decoration or designing.

    Interior designers first make drawing or paste a design on the paper. They make layout design, space planning, make use of equipments and furnishings, choose and coordinate color shame. They estimate requirements of material and their cost. Interior designer consults with their clients and customer to know about their required designs. Also they suggest customers with their own designs.

    Sample Interior Designer Resume

    Richard Anderson
    1234, West 67 Street
    Carlisle, MA 01741
    (123)-456 7890

    Objective: In search of responsible and challenging position of interior design.

    Skills:

    • Excellent creativity in designing
    • Good communication and writing skills
    • Proficient with basic computer literate such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power point, Internet etc
    • Excellent ability to build the designs that will complete the needs of clients
    • Able to sketch detailed drawing on computer

    Other Skills: AutoCAD and AutoCAD Lite

    Previous Work Experience:

    Lawrence Lowfern Associates, Nashville
    Worked as Junior Interior Designer

    • Responsible for managing primary inventory work, made drafting of space plans, responsible for site measurement, elevations etc.
    • Done all finishing and choosing of presentation boards, specification writing, budget and other work
    • Responsible for planning budgets and making approximation
    • Done other duties related to interior designing

    New Image Designs
    Worked as Designer

    • Designed various designs for bars and clubs in higher areas
    • Elements used for designing was included carpets, bar stools, rugs, curtains, coaches and other various decorative elements
    • Managed all the completion of contracts in timely manner

    Background of Education:
    Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Interior Designing

    An interior designer designs or improves the indoor spaces or rooms of homes and offices. He should have clear ideas and should be able to convert them into actual tangible work in close consultation with clients. Also needed are good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work with engineers, architects, labor supervisors, etc. A formal degree in interior design acquaints a candidate with building codes, material and material sourcing, construction and design. Practical knowledge of related aspects of engineering and architecture and computer knowledge is also needed. Interior designers work as freelance or with construction companies.

    Sample Interior Designer Resume 2

    Seeking an entry level interior designer position with a major reputed construction company.

    Experience Summary:

    • Handled interior designing tasks for major client and increased client base
    • Carried out designing projects for promotional materials

    Professional Experience:
    Interior Decorator, July 20XX to Present
    ABC Furniture and Upholstery, New Jersey

    • Handled interior designing task for two large corporate clients. Designed office furniture for employees and for the key members of client office
    • Designed the look of client living rooms for those seeking partial home re-decoration
    • Handled clients looking for a complete makeover with their homes and completely re-decorated their homes giving new effects

    Interior Decorator, July 20XX to August 20XX
    Home Design. New Jersey

    • Designed home interiors and kitchen interior for various marketing materials an brochures
    • Handled the decorations takes for five client’s corporate employee events

    Education
    20XX – 20XX Harrows School of Fashion and Interior Design, New Jersey

    • Degree in Fashion Design and Interior Design




    #interior design lighting

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    Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

    Lighting is an important element of home design.

    The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

    Color Management

    The use of lighting can add to or subtract from the overall colors of a room or from only those surfaces the light is meant to enhance. Darker colors make a room feel smaller and cramped, while light-colored walls do the opposite. The illusion of space is defined by light reflected off of the surfaces of the walls. Some types of lighting help with this illusion by further illuminating the walls. In addition, directional lighting, such as a track light, can soften the wall colors. There is also recessed can lighting, which has a soft, downward glow that illuminates the floors, not walls. This is opposed to lights hung from the center of the room, which provide ambient illumination, or wall lighting. In both cases, this can affect how light or dark a colored section can appear.

    Directional Lighting

    The lighting in a room either provides illumination for the entirety of the room, or it highlights very specific elements. Track lighting is the perfect example of positional lighting. Hung from the ceiling, the adjustable necks and lamps can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, the vase of flowers on an entryway table or the bar top or kitchen island. Consider mounting them on the walls, also. Special picture and mirror frames also have built-in lighting to highlight specific areas on a wall. Recessed lighting can be used in floors and ceilings to create vertical beams of light as opposed to an overall glow from central light fixtures hanging from a ceiling.

    Functionality

    One major role of lighting in the interior setting is functionality. Lighting needs to serve a purpose, or it simply wastes electricity. Chandeliers are not only used in large, open foyers, entryways and rooms because of their centrally themed placement but also because they provide excellent illumination for the room. Wall lights add length and size, visually, to an entryway hall, as well as light the way. Consider the style of lighting you want to ensure you get the best directional or luminescent type for the setting. Look into task-specific lighting for desks and other work areas where functionality is more important than overall room illumination.

    Space

    Both natural and man-made lighting help with the illusion of space. For a darker room, find ways to bring in more full-spectrum natural light. If the room does not have sufficient lighting, it will feel cramped. This is worsened by close-proximity furniture arrangements, such as coffee table, end table, sofa, chair and love seat combinations in a smaller setting. Corner lamps, wall sconces and centrally hanging lights on the ceiling help brighten a room if natural lighting is not available and help create a visually larger space. This applies to any setting — home or office. Natural lighting is preferred above man-made lighting because it shows off colors better and adds to the visual space of a room by bouncing off reflective surfaces. Consider skylights or large windows if you want more natural light, or use sheer drapes and curtains to allow the maximum amount of light from your current windows.