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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Created by StudentB Academy Last updated Sat, 29-Aug-2020 English
What will i 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.

Curriculum for this course
10 Lessons 01:03:48 Hours
Welcome and Introduction
2 Lessons 00:12:46 Hours
  • Overview of the Course Content 00:10:16
  • 3 Great Lighting Tricks! 00:02:30
  • Why IS Lighting so Important? 00:04:59
  • What is Light Anyway? 00:02:30
  • Natural and Artificial Light: Both are Critical to your Design 00:10:16
  • Determine your Light Fixture Placement
  • An Important Word on Lampshades 00:02:30
  • Use Lighting to Alter the Intensity of Colors in your Room 00:20:31
  • Finish your Lighting Plan!
  • Conclusion and Final Thoughts 00:10:16
  • 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.
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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 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 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

Near the beginning of this class, you will be encouraged to print out a template that will allow you to build your own customized lighting design plan for any room in your home, via activities you will complete throughout this course.

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!


  • 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 two courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life" and "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Green your Home" are both 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.

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