If you’ve made the investment to set up an office in your home, have you also invested in your lighting design? I find many people lurking about in dark offices with shadows falling in all the wrong places. Interior designers use lighting as a tool to bring life to all the rooms in your home; the living room, the kitchen and the office.
Here are some lighting tips:
Avoid working under direct overhead lights, this can give you eye strain. It is better to keep your lighting indirect. An interior designer will work with downlighters and uplighters to create layers in the right places to give you an overall ‘lighting effect’ for your room.
Natural light is your friend and every interior designer will always make the best use of light from your windows. Glare from sunlight needs to be controlled with curtains or blinds. Window treatments that are not too fussy and easy to adjust are the best recommendation for an office.
Location is key. Focus your lighting design on work intensive areas. For your desk, an adjustable lamp that can be used over your computer and easily swivelled for reading or writing, is ideal.
Style doesn’t have to be a victim of practicality. Today we have so many choices available at a range of prices to suit any budget. An expert interior designer arranges your lighting for optimum effectiveness, and will make it look good too.
Whether your project management requirements are clear or you’re just looking for interior design ideas, please contact me to arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation at a time convenient to you.