A home is a place where worries of the world don’t matter, a place where one finds real comfort—the ultimate luxury.
The process of creating an ideal home includes numerous elements, harmoniously working together. This consists of the architecture of the house, the exterior and interior designs, the wall colours, matching furniture, décor, so on and so forth.
However, there is one aspect that is often ignored, overlooked or simply not considered necessary – lighting.
The right lighting in homes can lift your spirits, make you feel more relaxed and productive.
The right lighting makes your house a home, highlighting the difference between an inviting home and an unwelcoming one.
If you have ever walked into a house that feels lifeless, the lack of natural or artificial light is to be blamed. The lack of right light makes a house feel incomplete.
Using the right type of lights and the correct placement amps up the dynamics of an entire home.
Here are some home lighting tips to help you light your home!
Light, both natural and artificial, can be manipulated to make a smaller room appear larger. It can be used to bring attention to certain areas or highlight specific areas to make any room more appealing and welcoming.
1. The ‘Light’ Plan
Choosing the right lighting may sound like a tricky task, but it’s a crucial step that fulfils the requirement.
To make this work, you need to plan out in advance, to make it work in conjunction with accessing the interior design of the house. This includes the size of a room, layout, the colour scheme, the furniture, and what look you want to achieve.
All these elements, working in complete harmony helps a room or a home, become ideal.
Also, consider what tasks will be performed in each room and add to the plan accordingly, so that the lighting can affect or aid you.
2. Choose Light Bulbs carefully
Warm and cooler light bulbs are one of the popular choices of light bulbs.
While shopping for bulbs, one must remember the significance of both.
Warm-coloured bulbs help create a perfect warm setting. These can be used during the winter months, making the surrounding warm. Warm lights can also be utilised by fitting into a table lamp to create a dimmer and relaxing atmosphere, to help you unwind and relax.
On the other hand, cool white lights cast a fresh, as the bright glow complements as a modern look, illuminating the space and making a room look bigger. The bright light helps focus on the surrounding, making it a popular choice for use in bathrooms and kitchens.
3. The Art of Layered Lighting
If you want to breathe life into a room, use multiple lights sources, positioned and projected through different sources and. This concept is known as ‘layered lighting’, which allows for a smooth transition of light in a place.
The layered lighting technique is used to create a sophisticated and balanced space, with design flexibility and functionality.
One uses multiple sources of light to create a maximum effect in a room and space.
This technique includes
An ambient lighting source is the general light source that illuminates a room.
Chandeliers, wall sconces, pendant lights, and torchieres are a few examples of ambient lights.
The task lights provide a more focused illumination required to perform a specific activity without strain.
Table/floor lamps and under-cabinet lights fall under the category of the lighting mentioned above.
The ambient and task lighting create a well-lit space, filled with general and functional lighting elements in an area.
Accent lighting is used to highlight the details of a room, e.g. architectural details, wall décor or art pieces. These lights should generally be brighter than the other two, to help draw attention to the details.
Wall sconces, recessed lights, etc. are all examples of accent lighting.
By combining these three kinds of lighting techniques, you can easily play and present any desired space; however, you want to.
The art is only to understand and combine it well, to pull the look together.
4. Natural Light
Natural light in homes is a breeze of fresh air. It can bring life into a room, the rays on a bright sunny morning or the soft twilight hues softly filter into space, transforming the surrounding.
Utilising natural lighting helps lift your mood by calming the environment around, leaving you fresh and revitalised.
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