Besides helping you to perform your job done easily, interior lighting in your home can also set up your mood. Different lighting design can create cozy feeling, dramatic look, highlight the artwork etc. You can start to consider what kind of activities & the mood you want to achieve before you plan the lighting design for your home interiors.
I have some example for the type of exterior and interior lighting that might be able to help you create your lighting design idea, for instance, the chandeliers. Chandeliers provide a focal point in the décor of your living room area and are functional as well.
Another type of interior lighting is vanity lighting. You have to be careful when placing the vanity lighting. Lighting above the mirror should be centered over the sink to prevent shadowing on your face. When mounting fixtures on either side of the mirror, mount them no further than 30 inches apart to avoid shadows and approximately 65-70 inches above the floor.
Outdoor lighting is able to enhance the character of your home. It also can help to create safety and security. Choose the correct size fixture for the scale of your home by visualizing how the fixture will appear from the street. If the fixture size is too small, the presence of your home will reduce. Choosing the right type of lighting fixture for your interior lighting is also important. For example, if you want a cozy feeling inside your bedroom, I suggest you to use the indirect lighting on your ceiling.


The word interior decorating always comes to my mind when I entered someone’s living room. It reflects the owner’s personality whether they are a formal or an easy going person.
Generally, there’s two type of living room. For some people, living room is only used when there’s a guest visit their home. And others also use it as a place for comfortable family gathering.
Historically, interior decorating for a living room is often symmetrical. A big sofa with painting above it and two end tables with lamps, classic drapery for windows treatment, pairs of chairs and tables follow the traditional rules of interior decorating.
These days, interior decorating style has evolved to a less formal look. It has a comfort furniture and simple windows treatment. There’s fewer traditional interior decorating rules and it became more colorful. It can use as a place to watch TV and sometimes for a casual eating place as well.
Eventually, whatever your interior decorating style is, whether it’s a formal or casual living room, all the furniture, colors, drapery and all that, should reflect your taste and something you love.

Sometimes, it is hard for us to create a good design for our home interior, or even worse, we even don’t know where to start. I have some simple tips that might be able to help you.
There’s so many way to get your own interior design ideas. I usually visit the furniture stores that feature whole room displays and get the inspiration from there. I went to a book store as well and bought some books to inspire my interior design ideas.
Short while after I get the interior design ideas, I started to sketch the scaled plan on millimeter paper. In the process, I love to discuss the idea with my wife get her idea too. After all, I’m not the only one who live in the house 
After we finish the plan, we start to find a color scheme for our interior design ideas. We pick a primary color first for the ceiling, wall and floor. After that, we choose the complementary colors for our furniture and then tertiary colors for our drapery and accessories. You can go to a bookstore and find color guidebooks of how to blend colors. Use these examples as shown or as inspiration for your interior design ideas.
In some room, for example your living room, it is important to plan a focal point in your interior design ideas. Focal point is the area that demands attention as soon as someone enters a room. The focal point may be something you add, like a stunning piece of artwork from which you took color inspiration or a rug in an interesting shape. It may also be a feature of the room, such as a fireplace or a wall of windows overlooking a garden, or you can highlighting your collection in one area to creates visual interest in a room and speaks of your personality and interests.
After you finish with your interior design ideas planning, it’s time for you and your loved one to practice. Don’t be afraid for mistakes. Remember, bad color choice can always be repainted, furniture is easily rearranged and windows are fine with curtains, shades or nothing at all. What matters most is that you have fun making your home welcoming and comfortable. 