Lighting by room: Workrooms

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design.

      

In our “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy!

How do you use your home office? Is it just a space where you to work from home, or is it a room for the kids to finish homework or use a computer, as well? Either way, adequate lighting helps the whole family get work done more easily.

The best type of illumination for home offices is indirect lighting. Since most workrooms typically host devices like computers, tablets and televisions, light that doesn’t glare or cast glows onto your eyes helps you better see screens. Additionally, light should be aimed around the room to prevent shadows.

Design Tips

  • The shape of your fixture’s shade can be used to diffuse the light around a home office and can serve as another element in your decorating scheme.
  • Sunlight and artificial light compliment each other, particularly in offices that feature large-scale windows. Try adding a small-scale chandelier to supplement for evenings or rainy days.

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