Living room with plantation shutters and lamps for balanced lightingHave you ever walked into a room and wondered why it felt so cozy? Or maybe you’ve visited a friend’s house who had gorgeous furnishings but the room felt flat and sterile. Chances are your feelings in both places were heavily influenced by one thing: lighting. Light is a powerful element of home design that greatly affects our moods and shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s two types of lighting that affect your home design and feeling: natural light and artificial light.