Quite simply, it can. A bleak house can become a beguiling home with a sensitive lighting plan. One of the goals of decorating is to set an emotional tone and nothing affects the mood of a room more than lighting.
As with any DIY design project, consulting the experts will save you time and money. The source I would recommend for all your interior design considerations is New York designer Bunny Williams, a reigning star among New York decorators,
Williams perceptively guides the lighting used in new construction. On ceiling lights she said, the glare and a pock-marked effect can be corrected by “placing the ceiling lights in a simple band around the perimeter of the room so the walls are evenly bathed in light.”
The smallest details do not go unchecked by this notable decorator. For example, Williams suggests using custom shades lined with pale pink to create a glow that makes every woman in the room more beautiful. Just that one tip was enough to motivate me to seriously analyze how the light works or doesn’t in my house.
“Remember, movie stars often have their own lighting consultants to make sure they always look their best. Your rooms deserve the same star treatment,” Williams said.