Beautiful yet functional interior lighting design is easier than you may think. Clean, fresh spaces are often achieved by effective uses of recessed, canister, and natural lighting schemes. Don't have an unlimited budget? Better call in the pros to help you get the most bang for your lighting buck. From dimmed effects to upcycled industrial concepts, a lighting designer has a lot of tricks up his or her sleeve to enhance your minimalist home without spending maximum cash.
The choice of which types and intensities of lighting to use is down to the expertise, knowledge and experience of the individual expert. He or she will make the decision of lighting layout, type of lights and angles based upon the specific requirements of the area that is to be illuminated. These considerations might include usage of the space, specific ambient mood to be created, layout of the furniture and other objects within the room, seating positions and existing natural light that is available in interior spaces. Future scalability must also be taken into account. For example, if an office only has two desks now but may have ten in a year's time then how might this effect the current lighting design? -Michael J. Greenwood, freelance lighting design consultant