How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home
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How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home

Learn How to Use Lighting in your Interior Design Like a Pro
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4.6 (970 ratings)
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5,828 students enrolled
Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Use 3 layers of light to create a cohesive and dramatic lighting scheme in any room of their home.
  • Calculate exactly how much artificial light each of their rooms need.
  • Effectively utilize and control both natural and artificial light in their home.
  • Select light fixtures appropriate to the type of room.
  • Place lighting fixtures appropriately throughout their room.
  • Hide unsightly electrical cords from table and floor lamps.
  • Create a simplified professional lighting plan.
  • Use artificial light to alter the intensity of colors in their room.
  • Use artificial light to make a room appear larger or smaller than it is.
  • Use artificial light to create a focal point in their room.
Requirements
  • Students should have some paper and a pen or pencil ready for the activities.
  • Students should have access to a printer so they can print out the resources related to the class activities.
  • Students should come ready to engage themselves fully in a comprehensive training on lighting design.
Description

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!  "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 calculate the correct lumens for your rooms, including rooms with high ceilings or dark walls

  • 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 choose the right type of light fixtures based on the function of your room

  • How to choose the right size light fixtures

  • How to install 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

There are also some fantastic, practical activities in this course: 

  1. By participating in activities throughout this course, I will walk you through how to build your own customized lighting design scheme for any room in your home.

  2. To complement the work you will be doing on your lighting scheme, I will also teach you how to create a simplified professional lighting plan

  3. At the end of this course, you will put your newfound knowledge to work when you are given a hands-on opportunity to improve the lighting in 2 case studies.

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 NOTES:

  • If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required).  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design Your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.

  • 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.

Who this course is for:
  • This is a great course for anyone interested in taking their home's lighting design to the next level.
  • This course could also be a great supplemental educational course for interior design students or those new to the interior design field.
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 02:12:37
+ Welcome and Introduction
4 lectures 14:48

Take a few minutes to listen to this lecture, which will tell you exactly what you'll be learning in this course.

Preview 03:20

Lighting can be used in so many different ways to make your room look fabulous!  Listen to this short lecture to learn about 3 great lighting tricks that interior designers regularly to create beautiful residential lighting schemes.  

Preview 05:25
+ Let's get Technical! Understand Lighting Like a Pro!
7 lectures 24:56

Beyond its basic functional purpose, learn why lighting is so important to you and your home.

Preview 04:45

In this lecture, you will receive a basic overview of what light actually is from a technical standpoint.

What is Light Anyway?
03:26

Great lighting designs maximize both natural and artificial light in a home.  In this lecture, learn why both are so important to the overall design of your home.

Natural and Artificial Light: Both are Critical to Your Interior Design
02:44

A lecture on light bulbs?!  Yes, and please don't skip this lecture!  Learn why light bulbs can really affect the overall mood and feel of your room, and learn how to pick the right light bulbs for your own home to perfectly complement your interior design.

Learn your Light Bulbs!
04:39

In perhaps the most technical lecture of the course, in this video you will learn how designers determine exactly how much light a room needs.  You will also be able to access some great resources (for both imperial and metric users) to help you in your own calculations.

Determine How Much Light you Need for Your Room
06:36
Special Considerations for Tall Ceilings and Dark Rooms
01:13

In this lecture, I will get you started on developing your own personalized lighting plan for any room of your home.

Activity #1 - Let's Start Your Lighting Guide!
01:33

In this short quiz, you will be sure that you have retained some of the most important points in Section 2.

Test Yourself on your New Interior Design Lighting Technical Knowledge!
7 questions
+ Create your Customized Lighting Scheme!
13 lectures 01:02:34

One of the fundamental principles in lighting design is the use of 3 layers of light.  Learn how you can achieve this technique in your own home to really raise your lighting game.

Always Use 3 Layers of Light in Your Home
05:33

Cove lighting is a beautiful ambient light option - find out if this type of lighting may be a great fit for your own home.

Cove Lighting - A Good Choice for You?
02:47

Learn how to choose the right light fixtures for every room in your home in this easy to follow lecture.

Choose Your Light Fixtures based on the Function of Your Room
10:45
Backlit Mirrors - All Your Burning Questions Answered
02:15

Avoid the common design error of choosing light fixtures that are too big or too small for your space.  In this lecture, I will give you the guidelines you need to ensure that you choose the right size light fixtures every time!

Choose the Right Size Light Fixtures for Your Space
05:39

Use this lecture to determine exactly where to place your light fixtures for optimum effectiveness.  

Determine the Ideal Light Fixture Placement in Your Room
05:21

In this activity, I will teach you how to create a simplified professional lighting plan, which is the perfect complement to the main activity in this course.

Activity #2 - Let's Create 2 Professional Lighting Plans
11:22

Just like light bulbs, lampshades are an often overlooked detail by homeowners, not knowing that this important element can make a big difference in the look and feel of your room.  Join me in this lecture so you don't make the same mistake.

An Important Word on Lampshades
04:02

In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to hide those unsightly electrical cords so that your lighting design looks polished and professional.

Hide those Unsightly Light Fixture Cords
05:55

Window coverings serve both aesthetic and functional purposes.  In this lecture, I will help you to identify the best window coverings for optimally controlling the natural light in your home.

Control your Natural Light: Choose the Right Window Coverings
02:56

Dimmers are a designers' best friend and they should be yours too!  Come learn why you should install these little geniuses on every ambient light source in your home.

Control your Artificial Light: Always use Dimmers!
03:00

In this short lecture, I will share with you my favorite places to purchase lighting at all price points.  I've included some European retailers as well.

Purchase Your Lighting: My Favorite Places
01:59

In our second activity, you will take some time to complete more of your individualized lighting plan.

Activity #3 - Continue Working on Your Lighting Guide
01:00
+ Use Lighting Like a Magician!
5 lectures 27:54

Learn how you can use lighting to alter the intensity of colors in your room - a very helpful lecture for those individuals struggling with colors that are too bright or too dull in their home.

Use Interior Design Lighting to Alter the Intensity of Colors in Your Room
04:19

In this lecture, I will show you how you can use lighting to help you room to appear larger or smaller than it actually is.

Preview 05:08

Every room needs a focal point.  This can be easily done through the use of lighting and a few other key elements.  Don't delay - learn how now!

Use Interior Design Lighting to Create a Focal Point in Your Room
10:48
Activity #4 - 2 Case Studies - Let's Improve the Lighting!
07:04

In the final activity of the course, you will complete the rest of your individualized lighting plan.

Activity #5 - Complete Your Lighting Guide!
00:35
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 02:21
Conclusion: Thank You for Choosing this Interior Design Lighting Course!
01:35
Bonus Lecture - Do You Love Interior Design?
00:46