The Challenge: Warm & Cosy Ambience

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Preamble
"How to light living spaces" is a topic rarely, if ever, talked about on the Net. Oh yes, we found plentiful advice on light fixtures e.g. ceiling lights, wall lights, table lamps, etc and topics like task lighting, kitchen lighting, etc. But not what we were looking for: how to create a cozy and warm feeling for our living spaces. In other words - a lighting plan.


The Challenge
We always love to meet friends for a chat and drinks at hotel lounges. Simply because the cozy lounge projects an ambiance and atmosphere that is soooo relaxing and refreshing!

So when we did the lighting for our living space, we decided we must duplicate the relaxing ambiance found in our favorite lounge in Jakarta: Hotel Borobudur.

Question is - how do they light up the space to produce an ambiance that is so relaxing, cozy and warm?

To find the answer, we surfed the web, we visited the National Library, we browsed local bookstores.

We got a few ideas. But by and large we were unable to find any specifics on the lighting plan that will produce the ambiance we were looking for.

Thus, the only way was to experiment. We bought light fixtures and different bulb types from Ikea. Ikea allowed 30-day returns, so we took advantage of that. *grin*

After several trials and errors - during which we experimented with different bulb types and fixtures - we finally came up with the lighting plan in the photo. Not ideal but close to the ambient lighting we have in mind.

Our Solution

Well, what do you think?



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