Light Your Home Back Through Time: A Tip for Internal Lighting Design

My ideal lighting arrangement would be one that travels back in time over the course of a day.

Start the day in the light of the modern era. Use as much glass and natural light as possible to wake up, but supplement the morning with bright, clean electric light. Highlight the sleek, reflective surfaces of a modern apartment and recreate a shiny modernist feel. This will energize you for a day of building the future.

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As the day draws on and draws down, move back in time. Your internal lighting should roughly reflect the lighting you would have outdoors with the setting sun.

That means lighting should become more muted as the day goes on. Dinner time is a good time to have lamp light or hanging bulb light. Imagine sitting on your porch with a string of bulb lights overhead and a sunset on the horizon.

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As you get ready for bed, move all the way back to medieval times (or earlier). Use firelight and candle light and (if needed) low/muted lamp light. This prepares you for sleep, sets you at ease, and prepares your passage into the realm of dreams.

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James Walpole

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