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Lighting is an important part of interior design. As part of his interiors service, Jamie Hempsall, offers lighting ideas; lighting tips and interior design tips as to how to effectively light a room. In his designs Jamie uses a combination of lighting sources to create his ideal look. It is important that lighting is not only beautiful, but also energy efficient. Therefore, you increasingly see the use of low energy lighting schemes included in many interior projects.

Ambient lighting - a hidden light source that washes the room with a glow (examples include wall sconces, uplighters and recess lighting).

Accent lighting in interior design highlights an object or architectural feature such as a painting. Examples include picture lights and halogen spotlights.

Task lighting is a practical lighting strategy, highlighting an area for daily activities such as reading, office work or cooking. Effective task lighting avoids eye strain and helps with the performance of vital activities. Shield Task lighting sources to prevent glare. Eg. Table lamps; desk lamps; spotlights.

Combining task lighting with accent lighting creates a variety of effects in a room which can help to both relax you and draw the eye to specific points in an interior scheme.

Natural light is an important area of lighting in interior design. Your scheme can be affected by the movement of light throughout the day. Natural lighting can produce an effect unequalled by any artificial light source when used properly.

We also use decorative lighting such as antique chandeliers. A chandelier is a branched decorative ceiling-mounted light fixture with two or more arms bearing lights. Chandeliers are often ornate, containing dozens of lamps and complex arrays of glass or crystal prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light. Electrolier (usually pendent from the ceiling, for holding electric lamps, the word is analogous to chandelier from which it was formed).

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