3 Tips For Lighting Up Your Home
Attention home designers, if you’ve taken painstaking measure to make your home the best it can be; if you’ve laboured over the flow, function and design of your home and have everything just like you want it, take some time to shed the proper light on your work. The right lighting can make or break any home design projects you’ve worked on. You didn’t work so hard to make a room simply different; you want to see the intricacies you’ve worked so hard on and to make your design efforts pop. Interior lighting is the key to making your hard work noticeable. Here are 3 tips to lighten up your home for maximum design results.
- Consider the atmosphere you want to portray. If you want your living room to communicate a homey, open atmosphere, soft lighting and well placed lamps should be among your chief concerns. Living rooms are gathering places for family and friends. Keep lighting spread out via well placed, free-standing lamps and keep it warm with lampshades that accent your living room design.
- Think about the functionality of a room. While living rooms are not typically associated with any particular tasks, other than relaxing, spending time with the family, and watching television, other rooms in your home have definite functions. You need the right lighting to allow maximum functionality without sacrificing stylish looks in the process. Strategically placed track lighting is up to the task for these kinds of rooms. In the kitchen you need to be able to see clearly while doing the dishes or cooking. Place some track lighting in the right spots in these rooms to allow for good working conditions. As a general rule, you will still want some good, comfortable, overall lighting for the room, but keep functionality in mind.
- Compliment colours with the right kind of lighting. If a room is decorated in a lot of neutral or dark tones, use warmer light bulbs to accentuate the warmth and appeal of the room. However, if you like things a little livelier and are generous in your use of vibrant colours, brighter, white lighting can really put a spotlight on your decorating. Every room can benefit from a balance of both, but know the right spots to turn up the lights, and the right spots to subdue your lighting a bit.
Never underestimate the power of good lighting to make your home more beautiful. Balance the use of interior light with the natural light available in order to strike the right combination and make your house shine like the sun.
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