Lighting Idea Book - Entries

Setting the Tone

As we judge people by first impressions upon meeting them, so we do with homes- we are most impressed by what we see and feel as we approach the entry. This makes it that much more important to use the correct lighting in entries, as it is crucial to how they will respond and to what they pay attention to. Outside, as guests approach the home in the evening, lighting should provide a welcoming feeling to the entry, as well as giving clues to how to approach safely. Inside the home, don't rely o a single decorative fixture, but surround the entry with ambient light- people need a gentle glow to make them feel at ease in a new situation. Good lighting here will help transform what can be an awkward moment into a more comfortable and enjoyable encounter.