Your stairway runner in place ? Now its time to ensure the lighting is making the most of your new investment . It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to really shine a light on your latest design success .
Many small pools of light are better than one big one . Light pools will create more mood for your stairway runner . The stairway runner will look bigger if positioned in the extremities of the room .
Avoid positioning the light near a plug socket . Try to position the light to shine on the features of the hall stairs and landing. That might for instance be under some beautiful plants or shining on a ceiling rose. Light a great phone table , picture , statue or even your new stairway runner . Look for elegant things you like and light them . Avoid the less attractive things you don’t like so much , like a radiator pipe , in the shadows .
Good lighting may be a thing of beauty itself or conspicuous in its absence . A well lit room is sometimes where you don’t notice the lighting . You see what it lights and you feel comfortable in the room .
Never shine a light opposite a mirror . It will produce an unpleasant glare .
Try to make light fittings harmonize with each other and their surroundings . You can always test if your lighting harmonizes by thinking what kind of light would work in its place . If the answer is much better then you know what to do .
Decorative bulbs can be a great addition to the mood of a room . Use a colored bulb to soften the light or ‘flavor’ the walls and stairway runner .
Have Fun !
Light gives of itself freely , filling all available space . It does not seek anything in return ; it asks not whether you are friend or foe . It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished . Micheal Strassfield.