Lighting Design for Your Small Space
The final of a four part Good Space Plan Online series.
Lighting, we can’t say enough about it!
We believe well considered lighting is essential for your comfort. This is particularly important in small spaces where one room has an influence on the next. The reason being they share the lighting. Firstly, we put dimmers on all the switched fixtures and then we drill down on the details.
If there is a dining area fixture…
We like to play with scale and select a maximum sized dining fixture that is fabulous to look at and delightful to experience. A big “ta-da” with lots of light and interest. It is the star of the show. Once this is in place all the other lights can quietly do their job. These fixtures work by supporting the space, providing general lighting and task lighting as required.
The supporting cast of light fixtures…
Because we have minimised table tops in living areas and the bedroom, table lamps are often not possible. At Good Space we use floor lamps and our most favourite kind of small space lamp, wall mounted lamps! These are fantastic and offer super functional light without taking up precious table top or floor space. Some of these fixtures have two lamps in one – which are great as bedside lights. We search out fixtures that are dimmable.
The price of real estate aside….
Living in smaller spaces puts us in closer proximity to our work places, our activities and interests. Small spaces can simplify our lives and minimize the stress and expense of maintenance. A well designed space of any size supports you by freeing up precious time and resources to enjoy your life.