How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home!

Erikka Fogleman, Interior Designer

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27 Videos (1h 53m)
    • Introduction

      4:14
    • Overview of Course Content

      3:54
    • 3 Great Lighting Tricks!

      5:38
    • Introduction to Section 2

      2:07
    • Why IS Lighting so Important?

      4:49
    • What is Light Anyway?

      3:28
    • The Importance of Natural and Artificial Light

      2:52
    • Learn your Light Bulbs!

      4:44
    • Determine How Much Light You Need for your Room

      6:50
    • Activity #1

      1:38
    • Introduction to Section 3

      1:35
    • Use 3 Layers of Light

      5:43
    • Choose your Light Fixtures Based on the Function of your Room

      11:05
    • Choose the Right Size Light Fixtures

      6:27
    • Determine your Light Fixture Placement

      3:00
    • An Important Word on Lampshades

      4:08
    • Hide those Unsightly Cords

      6:03
    • Control your Natural Light: Use the Right Window Coverings

      3:08
    • Control your Artificial Light: Always use Dimmers!

      3:20
    • Purchase your Lighting: My Favorite Places

      2:00
    • Activity #2

      0:30
    • Introduction to Section 4

      1:27
    • Use Lighting to Alter the Intensity of Colors in your Room

      4:22
    • Use Lighting to Make a Room Appear Larger or Smaller

      5:18
    • Use Lighting to Create a Focal Point

      10:58
    • Activity #3

      0:20
    • Conclusion and Final Thoughts

      2:53

About This Class

Have you ever wondered how much light a room really needs?

Have you struggled with determining the right size light fixtures for the various spaces in your home?

Have you ever wondered how interior designers make a room look so much more dramatic through the use of lighting?  

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, then I encourage you to check out this class!  "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your home" is a course focused exclusively on residential lighting design.  More specifically, in this class we will cover the following main topics:

  • 3 great lighting tricks!
  • Why is lighting so important?
  • How to effectively use and control both artificial and natural light in your home
  • How to use 3 layers of light to elevate your lighting design
  • How to chose the right type of light fixtures based on the function of your room
  • How to choose the right size light fixtures
  • How to place your light fixtures appropriately in your home
  • How to hide unsightly table and floor lamp cords
  • Use lighting to alter the intensity of colors in your room
  • Use lighting to make your room appear larger or smaller than it is
  • Use lighting to create a focal point in your room

This is a great course for all levels of individuals who are interested in learning more about how to effectively build their own residential lighting plan.  This could also be a great class for interior design students or professionals who are new to the field.  

Join me for an adventure into the world of lighting design!

Important Note:  Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Very useful information and very well explained. Lighting may seem easy to put in place using common sens rules, but in this class you will find out that there is more to it than one may think.

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Erikka Fogleman

Interior Designer

While Interior design is my main career and passion, I also absolutely love to teach others, so I am thrilled to have found Skillshare so that I can share that passion and knowledge with others just like you.

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