The lighting of a house is very crucial. A few simple designs can improve your home, it’s ambience, and functionality. When you know how to design your home’s lighting, you can add magic to any room. After all, illumination is a vital part of the decoration.
Getting the right lighting for your home space is essential. It can define and set the mood of a room. To have the best light for your home, follow these simple tips.
Consider Your Space
Each room in a house has different lighting needs but what is common for each is the even distribution of light. One great way to illuminate the whole are is by using overhead lighting. If you want to draw attention to a particular part of the room or an artwork, try to use several points of light. Take, for example, floor lamps or graypants lighting will keep the eye moving and can help highlight a part of your home.
If you don’t like overhead lights, try placing multiple lamps instead. This technique complements the natural light of your space, at the same time, create a sense of warmth. Set the tone for any room by using a chandelier or a pendant.
Light the Room in Layers
Every room is said to need three types of light – accent, ambient, and task lighting. It’s not enough to hang only a few lights on the ceiling and call it enough. Accent lighting helps to highlight accessories, artworks, or architectural features. On the other hand, ambient lighting comes in the form of ceiling fixtures and recessed cans which work as an all-around light.
Lastly, task lighting is used for your personal spaces. These are desk lamps, modern table lamps, or cabinet lighting. If you can make these three work together, you will have the best light in your home.
Match Your Temperatures
Lights always come in a variety of colors. There are the cool and warm ones which pertain to the color temperatures. To get the best lighting for your space, match all the lights. Don’t take a warm light bulb and pair it with a cool modern table lamp.
Understand what one you like, do you love cool lights or warmer ones? Whichever you want, pick a specific temperature and find the best lighting pieces that have this.
Install Dimmer Switches
Dim your area and put a few dimmer switches in your room to control the mood of your space. Aside from this, it can also help control energy costs. By merely dimming your lights, you can save more energy. Fifty percent dimming can help you save as much as 50 on power. The best part? It extends your light’s life.
These tips are just some of the ways you can design the lighting in your home. Try a few and see your space transform. Don’t let your home be as it is. Improve it in some ways. You’ll be glad you did. Now, which tip is your favorite?
I'm Arthur Chapata, a Certified Designer, Home Builder, and Licensed Architect who helps people design and build affordable, sustainable homes.