Natural Lighting – An Intrinsic Brightness in Interior Designs
Natural lighting in interior settings tend to bring out the best features of any setting. It balances out an organic juxtaposition of stylistic expression and connections with the outdoors. Not only does natural lighting come with inherent ventilation, it is a feature that can make the interior space bigger and brighter without any fixture seeming obsolete. Not only is the concept of natural lighting cost effective in most cases, it can also make your space seem larger than it is – especially if combined with a rather open floor plan and/or a pastel or white color or material palate. Natural lighting is one of the native languages of nature and to incorporate that into interior schemes is a literal synthesis with manmade designs.
In an artificial light setting, small interiors can seem a bit stuffy and constricted due to unequal approximate spread through the lighting fixture. This would look especially bad if the walls come with a textured material application a la wallpaper or exposed brick. What you need in such rooms is a large portal that can let in an appropriate amount of natural lighting. Natural light can harmonize perfectly between the space, the textures, and the color scheme by drawing on the inherent design principles of equalized lighting.
Light as Decoration
Natural light is one of the best tools to play with the drama of light and shadows in your interior scheme. It draws away from the conventional decoration schemes and makes the interiors seem thought out and timeless. You can carry out this aesthetic with the help of a modern or contemporary ‘mashrabiya’ or latticed wall. These are usually used as dividers. Place one in between two partial zones, right in front of a large window that lets in ample amount of sunlight and you’ve got yourself a natural decorative feature.
A modern decorative feature, French windows run floor to ceiling along the window bay and can be used in a more pragmatic capacity. It would be a perfect fixture for a contemporary style interior, and combined with a semi-open floor plan, can make any modest sized home seem like a capacious, elegant formation.
Open Floor Planning
In an era where most homes come with a limited square footage, open floor planning has become a rising trend. When you combine natural lighting with open floor planning, you get a spacious aesthetic no matter how small your actual space is.
Interesting Lighting Fixtures
You can definitely play with the odd juxtaposition of natural and artificial lighting with large windows and creative lighting fixtures. These definitely spruce up the atmosphere during the night, when windows only let in cityscapes and the only source of light is artificial.