Lighting is an important aspect of any home. It can be used to set the mood and atmosphere of the space. There are many different options for lighting as well as a variety of locations in a home that can be lit.
Here are a few tips for a whole-house lighting makeover to brighten your home.
Include at least three sources of light in each room
A common mistake is to have a room with just a single source of light. This will not be enough to meet all of your needs. As each room can serve multiple purposes for relaxation, reading, playing, or working, the lighting fixtures should be able to correspond to the setting and fulfill specific needs.
The three sources of light in a room should be:
– Specific lighting
A specific lighting is a lamp specifically designed for a specific purpose like task lamps and table lamps that you can use for reading. Task lamps are designed to provide an adjustable area of light, and table lamps are designed to provide light as well as being able to be used when sitting at a desk.
– General lighting
A general lighting like an overhead or pendant can provide different moods for different spaces.
The team from Apex Electric notes that, “When choosing lighting fixtures for general lighting, the type of space you want to light should be considered to determine what’s best for the room. Is it a living room, kitchen, children’s bedroom, or study room?”
– Ambient lighting
Ambient lighting is a type of general, indirect light provided around the home to create a relaxed atmosphere. Used in conjunction with other types of lighting or on its own, it’s most commonly used in the living room. Ambient light is often created using low-wattage bulbs which emit a very low level of brightness. This makes them perfect for creating an intimate ambience in rooms like the living room, where you might want to have some light but not too much.
Maximize Natural Light
Natural light is considered the best light to work with, so make sure that if you are designing your home, you maximize this natural resource by taking advantage of the sun.
One of the best ways to make your home feel brighter is to use windows and doors strategically. You can do this by placing windows on opposing sides of a room or opening a door between rooms. The point is to keep sunlight from only going into one area of the room.
Incorporate reflective surfaces in your room for the light to bounce
In order to make your room look brighter, you can opt to have mirrors in your room. Mirrors will bounce the light and make the room appear brighter.
The best way to use mirrors for enhancing a room’s lighting is by using them on windows and doors. The reflection of windows and doors in mirrors will make the space more bright and comfortable.
Adding in specific types of lighting to your rooms will make your rooms more enjoyable and comfortable to be in.