Lighting is a major factor for creating a spacious look. Well lit rooms will always look bigger that darker ones. 

 

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Natural Light:  

The best lighting is natural light. So if your home has large windows and lots of light, you want to make sure you preserve this natural life. Choose sheer curtains and light window treatment for more natural light. 

 

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Artificial Light: 

 Artificial light is also good. You can use a combination of ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps and tasks lamps. Those are really great for creating an ambiance.

Proper lighting helps create a relaxing atmosphere.

Now days, we have dimmers, soft lighting, full spectrum light bulbs, energy saving light bulbs. 

 

In this example, a simple pendant is used several times to create a very architectural look.

 

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An up lighting like this flood light located on the floor also creates drama and character to a space by grazing the brick wall at the back of the sofa.  

 

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So lots of options are possible with lighting. It is a way of creating great energy and a sort of magic because it enhances colors.

 

Light Enhancers:  

Mirrors are also great light enhancers as they reflect every bit of light you get. The light bounces on them to create more space. They are esthetically appealing, they make rooms and especially corridors look wider and they support your life. According to Feng Shui, they bring great energy. In fact, a mirror represents the water element in Feng Shui. It supports your journey and your career. Imagine a beautiful river that brings in new opportunities such as a new job, new connections or relationship in your life...

Also use Crystals for displays by your windows or even chandeliers. They diffuse beautiful rays of light when hit by light and sun. 

 

For more information on Feng Shui and Interior Design and to book a consultation with marie, contact us onmarie@manobluedesign.com or call 917-353-9149