Lighting Tips for Your Home

Are you looking to create a flattering glow in your home? Lighting is one of the fundamental elements that determine the mood in a room. With proper lighting, you can create the perfect mood with excellent ambient, a great atmosphere, and an illusion of flow of space. Incandescent light bulbs can make your home feel bigger and warmer. Normally, brighter lighting makes you feel more alert while dimmer lights are more relaxing and sleep-inducing.

Here are some tips that will help you achieve the perfect atmosphere in your home:

  1. Come up with a lighting plan

When you’re starting from scratch or when you are redecorating, make a lighting plan that comprises of all the essentials.

Put into consideration the specific activities that will take place in each room. In the list, include all the key features that you would like to highlight. Consider your style, the scale, the output, as well as the color temperature before you rush into making any major decisions.

A good list that is made in advance will save you the headaches associated with last­minute rushes.

  1. Layer your lighting

Layering your lighting using different sources of light on different levels creates ambiance and profound interest.

Layering makes the most out of the room’s size and shape. Proper layering can make a room feel larger and cozier. It all depends on the placement of the fixtures.

  1. Choose the bulbs correctly

You should choose your bulbs very carefully. Some of the factors that you should consider include:

  1. How bright should the bulbs be?
  2. What atmosphere are you trying to achieve? The answer to this question will determine what color you should get
  • Does the bulb need to be energy efficient?
  1. Lastly, what shape and size will fit in the design?
  1. Make sure the lighting is helpful

Make sure that the lighting supports the type of task that will be undertaken in that specific room. For example, if the room will be used for studying, you will have to get flexible and directional lighting.

Dimmers are really helpful when you need to adjust the amount of light depending on the mood you want to set.

  1. Use spotlights to illuminate

If you have a painting on the wall that you would like to focus on, a key possession such as an expensive mahogany sofa, or the fireplace, you can do this by subtly tilting a directional light towards it.

  1. Light the way at night

Make sure that you leave a light on in the hallway. This will come in handy in the event that you want to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The light is intended to provide subtle lighting. The reason why you should leave the light on is that switching on a light might cause temporary blindness.

  1. Less is More

Always keep the color schemes and the finishes to a minimum. When you have too many styles going on, it can cause confusion or a feeling of uneasiness. Light and neutral tones look more consistent and add more interest to your home.