Lighting is a powerful thing. From affecting your sleep schedule to powering up your brain to be more productive, different types of lighting serve specific purposes. Proper lighting can make you feel safe and comfortable, and allows you to enjoy your home at its full potential. Each room, however, has different lighting needs.
Whether you are looking for the right kind of lighting for a particular room or planning to give your entire house a makeover with new light fixtures, here are some room by room tips to bring a change to your interiors.
1. Living Room
A living room is an area where family members or friends gather for longer stretches of time and engage in a number of activities, including conversations, watching television, playing board games, etc. For this room, you can avoid lighting fixtures that create shadows or any kind of interruption, and use the kind of lighting that brings a sense of brightness to the whole ambiance. It is advisable to integrate lights that bounce off the ceilings for ambient illumination. You can use task lightings, such as table lamps near a reading chair or game table, and accent lighting such as spot lights to focus on architectural elements, painting, sculpture or plants, in your living room.
For your bedroom, choose warm lights as they are more relaxing and comfortable. Avoid central, ceiling-mounted fixtures that might be perceived harshly when viewed from your bed. Instead, you can use LED Downlights on the walls to create a well-lit and soothing ambience in the room. It is also important to consider your reading corner and closet while planning your bedroom lighting. You can use task lights for them. For the purpose of highlighting photos or any work of art in your bedroom, you can use LED Spot Lights
The basic lighting plan for any kitchen would consist of a central, ceiling-mounted fixture, under-cabinet and above-the-sink lighting fixtures, and ambient lighting fixtures over the kitchen island. Under-cabinet task lighting is a good way for illuminating counter-top work surfaces without relying on the overhead light that casts shadows at the workspace. You can have pendant lights or spotlights on the kitchen island and sink area. This traditional lighting plan is adequate for many kitchens and can further be improved by choosing energy-efficient LED lamps and bulbs.
Since the major task of personal grooming is performed here, a bathroom requires a careful consideration when it comes to lighting placements. Having only a central, ceiling mounted fixture can cast a shadow on the person standing in front of the mirror, ruining the entire grooming process. One of the alterations that you can make is to have the light on the sides of the mirror. Moreover, integrating accent lights will make your bathroom more welcoming but don’t forget the dimmer switch.
So, before you plan the lighting placements in each of your room, consider the above given tips. Our home is a space where we have to spend a big part of our life. It definitely needs to be nicely lit.