How To Light A Space | Mistakes, Rules + Lighting In Interior Design

How To Light A Space | Mistakes, Rules + Lighting In Interior Design

Lighting has the power to make or break a space. Unfortunately, it’s often an afterthought and what otherwise may have been a well-designed room can be quickly ruined by poor lighting choices.

In this video, I’ll go through the three common lighting mistakes and four useful tips that you can easily follow.

00:00 – Intro
00:20 – Incorrect Lighting Temperature
03:02 – Mixing Color Temperature
04:02 – Not Layering Lighting
07:24 – Match Lighting Fixture To Other Elements
08:40 – Diffuse Your Light Source
09:28 – Use Dimmers
10:33 – Light Your Outdoor Spaces

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  1. Siavash Sed on November 13, 2022 at 7:02 am

    That was a great and informative video. Thanks a lot.

  2. Brandon Y on November 13, 2022 at 7:02 am

    I think one application for "daylight" or more "blue" white light is in some styles of minimalism and modern (at least conventionally). Even then, I’d avoid personally adding it to my bedroom for the sake of my sleep cycle!

    Great video!

  3. Haeley Whetten on November 13, 2022 at 7:06 am

    I was JUST thinking about how I’d really appreciate a video about properly lighting a space (we’re moving soon and I’m really excited about all the possibilities!) and this showed up at the perfect time. These tips are GREAT! I love how you described the how and the why behind different types of light/lighting. I’ll be coming back to this video again and again, I’m sure.

  4. Locane256 on November 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Exactly what I was looking for.

  5. Jack Mangan on November 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Excellent video to baseline how do envision lighting your spaces. Leaving this up on the iMac for my wife to watch while she has coffee this morning (c:=

  6. Simple Home Art Decor Ideas on November 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Wow!! So many useful tips for choosing the right lighting options. And some of them, I found different from what I found on pinterest. But, thanks a lot for sharing.

  7. Don M on November 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

    I use the color temperature that works better for me to actually see by. Anything under 5000K (such as the warm/2,000 to 3,000K) strain the heck out of my eyes, especially in the evening when it’s dark out and I can’t use outside light to help me see. So in that case of your first chapter, the logical use trounces making an atmosphere since you won’t be on the floor with a busted ankle going "man this room looks great!" . Other than this, I do like the rest of the video and you did a great job with it overall.

  8. thoughtful shirts on November 13, 2022 at 7:09 am

    great video learn a lot

  9. Zain Wadood on November 13, 2022 at 7:09 am

    GENIUS! 💡

  10. Reynard Lowell on November 13, 2022 at 7:10 am

    This is my first (well, technically second :D) proper ‘talking head’ style video, so please be kind!
    I wasn’t sure initially on producing this type of video, but I wanted to share and dive deeper into design topics and challenges which is almost impossible to do with full ‘B-roll’ clips, so hopefully this is something you find valuable as well.
    If you do, let me know what topics you want me to cover next. The most upvoted comment/topic suggestion will be made into a video in the upcoming weeks.

  11. gamer on November 13, 2022 at 7:11 am

    tank you

  12. PG67a on November 13, 2022 at 7:12 am

    My evening atmosphere tonight is so nice now that you’ve taught me to avoid mismatching color temperatures. It so happens the stove top light and bathroom light have the same temperature, so with just those 2 warm lights far away from the window, I can see the lights of the buildings outside 👍❤❤

  13. Diego Sierra on November 13, 2022 at 7:13 am


  14. allegri9cl on November 13, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Very nicely done video and very informative.. thank you

  15. Kristine F. Petersen on November 13, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Just facts, that I like. But your apartment need a woman, I can see it 😊 It need to be more cozy and warm. You look like chinese or korean and have english name. I’m native and have european name.

  16. Mauricio Aular on November 13, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Really liked this video as im currently designing and building my house and I’ve been dealing with the challenge of doing the lighting correctly. Out here in Florida I only find "soft white" but it’s 2700k and "daylight" at 5000k in LED bulbs. I have many recessed lights all around the house and the concept is VERY open with a sizeable double height area with the loft overlooking the living room and dining area, How can I do with the lighting to make something that looks good but without having to invest in costly lights that change colors? Building costs have gone up considerably and my budget for the house has gotten much tighter than I was anticipating initially.

  17. Alex Gabriele on November 13, 2022 at 7:18 am

    This is my second video I watched by you and I am impressed! When I want to learn "How To", the how it works details, the examples, and recommendations are exactly what I look for. You nailed them all! Thank you for creating this content.

  18. L. on November 13, 2022 at 7:20 am

    The colour temperature of your bulbs has a very huge effect on what your paint colour looks like. Never put warm coloured light bulbs with blue walls. I loved my pale blue but needed to go to your condemned Daylight bulbs to get the correct lighting on the walls. Those Daylight bulbs are in my bedroom (also not what you recommend) and reinforce the pale blue walls and actually give the room a very restful, peaceful feel.

  19. Malcolm Lee on November 13, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Loved this! Thank you.

  20. samdana on November 13, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Thank you it’s very interesting. Would love your tips on curtness

  21. Aannsha Jones on November 13, 2022 at 7:21 am

    I really enjoyed this video Reynard, thank you.

  22. Troy on November 13, 2022 at 7:23 am

    dude, i researched lighting for many months in anticipation of making a huge investment in smart lighting when Matter standard came out. and it is starting. you nailed every point about lighting so easy to understand. the only thing you missed is surface glaring while working. now i will watch all your videos. thanks for your work.

  23. Llanfabon on November 13, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Great and very insightful video. Thank you!

  24. niklaseraph on November 13, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Great vid, love lighting

    csnt pay my electricity bill no more

  25. David Agbona on November 13, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I love this video!

    The music and your narration is cozy and relaxing.

    I also love how you illustrate all of the concepts you explain.

    I’m going to be renting soon, and the tips you provided will help me a lot.

    Subscribed my friend!

  26. Honey on November 13, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I’d like to add that cold white/ "daylight" bulbs can be useful for brightening up dark rooms at daytime, whether it be because the room is very large, has few windows or is on a north side, or you just need light to work. On a bright and sunny day, the blue light will seem natural (like "bringing more sun" into the room), at night, warm white will feel more natural.

  27. BugGenerat0r on November 13, 2022 at 7:27 am

    It looks like you just copied the content of this video from this video by Nick Lewis:

    Plagiarism is not cool.

  28. Yasmin RG on November 13, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Daylight bulbs are not cool white, they are a neutral white. Not yellow and not blue. It makes a room look bright and nice

  29. Dilpreet Singh on November 13, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Gr8 Video, Very detailed Description, It’s like i read a book on concept of lights in minutes,ty🙏

  30. John Rich on November 13, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Mixing color temp can create really great results

  31. Adrian Bona on November 13, 2022 at 7:31 am

    Love the last suggestion with outside spaces!

  32. Mammal on November 13, 2022 at 7:32 am

    "mistake two: mixing colour temperatures"

    Mixes colour temperatures in the very same video with warm bulbs behind him.

  33. 00DevinArnold00 on November 13, 2022 at 7:34 am

    I wanna see your board you read from, haha add some mood and tone to your videos. Not so dull and mono tone, it makes it like you’re reading it off a book, and that’s what made me pay attention to your eyes and can’t help but always notice now. Add some life into this,

  34. Seli Beri on November 13, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Thanks for the good vid 🙂

  35. Brad the Pitts on November 13, 2022 at 7:34 am

    A common mistake I see is kitchen under-cabinet lighting with poor CRI (Color Rendering Index.) Kitchen countertops are used for food preparation and also to display colorful fruit such as apples. Use under-cabinet lighting that has a CRI of at least 90, and if there is nothing on the packaging that means the CRI is likely 70 or 80. Don’t buy it!

  36. Jennifer Heard on November 13, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Would you use the same colour temperature for all layers of light in a room too? Like pot lights and lamps all the same temperature?

  37. Татьяна Рохас on November 13, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Amazing video, no unnecessary blah-blah-blah just important information

  38. Alex Williams on November 13, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Soooo goooood

  39. ScorpyX on November 13, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Speed: 1.25 👍

  40. Ela Ela Eh on November 13, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Thank you for this! We just bought our first house and Im here to elevate the look of it coz its an old but renovated house. I hope you can also share some house interior with a gray paint color and gray couch and bed. ☺️

  41. Ethan Swords on November 13, 2022 at 7:46 am

    My big question: Are there any smart color bulbs that can be used in an enclosed fixture? Phillips Hue isn’t rated for enclosed fixtures and can overheat in a globe or canned light.

  42. Lê Nguyễn Phi Long on November 13, 2022 at 7:48 am

    why you look like having a buttock pain while talking?😭😭

  43. Henry on November 13, 2022 at 7:49 am

    great video, commenting to boost visibility

  44. R N on November 13, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Great vid, thanks!

  45. Inacitve s on November 13, 2022 at 7:53 am

    where are these blind from

  46. Ivette Stephanie on November 13, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Anyone else finding it weird how this video is identical to Nick Lewis’s "Interior Design Lighting Tips" video?

    hmm… 🤔

  47. S Keb on November 13, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Thank you so much for explaining it so well! I’m slowly learning how to design my first home to be more cohesive and understanding interior design and you really put it in a simplistic but detailed way to understand! Great job 😀

  48. Regan Jennings on November 13, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Where did you get the curtains from?

  49. Charlie Tighe on November 13, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Very helpful, but I’m still tripped up by warm vs soft white. Many articles are stating soft white (2.7-3) is actually warmer than warm white (3-4). Have you come across this?

  50. magnemite on November 13, 2022 at 8:00 am

    bro staight up copied a video💀

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