Whether you are looking for revamping a room or curating an entirely different place, you need to know what is the right lighting plan to go for in each of the rooms. Correct lighting can work wonders in space from setting in aesthetics to setting the mood for the right occasion. Lighting can range from a bright bulb to a grand chandelier, it is as simple as that. Make an arrangement so that the interiors come together with the perfect lighting.
Larger and more common spaces like the living rooms where there is general traffic all day, opt for brought and full coverage lights ranging from hanging lights to ceiling lights with the help of proper shelving display. For bedrooms, a more subdues look to calm and relax as table lamps would suffice. Lighting in the house very much affects the moods and ombre of the people living in it, therefore, a brighter set of light is installed in the work areas like kitchen and office desks and a calmer yellow hue hanging light can be installed in the dining area.
We all know how important lighting is for creating a beautiful, functional space. The right lighting can help to promote productivity and it can also make us feel relaxed and comfortable; it helps define spaces and draws people together. The right light lifts the mood, inspires productivity and motivates us. At home, light enlivens the little things — our morning routines, or the moments we spend with friends.
Here are some inspiring ideas on installing the correct lighting system in your home:
LIGHTING FOR THE ENTRYWAY
Our entryways are the first thing other people get to see and to make an impression and upgrade your entryways, use more proper shelved lights or lamps that are moulded by black accents or golden accents. For a more modern look go for lighting with door sensors that save your electricity and is durable and don’t expose you to any electrical shortcuts in the future. Outdoor lighting can be used to see the people outside or reflect light on the glass door of the house for privacy.
LIGHTING FOR THE LIVING ROOM
Living rooms serve multiple purposes so you’ll want the lighting that can be flexible enough for different occasions. For an entertaining purpose or family gatherings, flexible track lighting is a good choice. They can swivel and rotate and aim individual lights to change the lighting scheme of the house.
Adjustable beams allow you to have the desired settings. Pendant lights are perfect for tv area as they don’t reflect on the screen.
LIGHTING FOR BEDROOMS
Your bedroom should have a combination of ambient, accent and task lighting, to ensure you get the most out of the lighting arrangement, depending on your mood. While the ambient light (overhead light) would light up the entire room, you would strain your eyes in the absence of a lamp, in case you wish to do some light reading. The height of the lamp should not be more than the height of the nightstand.
For further illumination of specific spots and artwork, use accent lighting in the bedroom. Also known as spotlights, these can also be used as night lights.
LIGHTING FOR KITCHEN
Just like your bedroom, your kitchen must have a combination of ambient and task lights. Too many ambient lights will not serve the purpose when you are performing specific tasks in the kitchen. In the case of a kitchen island, the spotlight should be positioned in a manner that the overhead lighting does not cast shadows.
Homeowners can also install under-cabinet lighting, to illuminate the kitchen countertop. Several kitchen chimneys also come with pre-fitted lights.
LIGHTING FOR DINING AREA
If you do not have a separate dining hall, you still can compartmentalise the room with pendant lights or low hanging lights from the ceiling for a well-defined place. In the case of a separate dining hall, go grand with chandeliers and take into consideration the ceiling height and the bulbs of the chandeliers that should supply 30 or 40 lumens per square foot. Chandeliers are lovely additions to make a statement with a lighting scheme. The room should overall, be well lit as a place of conversation and meet and greet and many dining citations cannot be left dark and dingy.
LIGHTING FOR RESTROOMS
Your bathroom is no different and requires a combination of lights – accent lights to perform specific tasks and overhead lights, for overall illumination. Again, an overhead light can cast shadows. So, choose a longer, horizontal fixture for better lighting. The wrong lighting in a bathroom can be unflattering or even unsafe. Avoid lights that point down at the mirror, as these will cast unwanted shadows. Instead, place fixtures, such as pendants or sconces, on each side of mirrors for more balanced lighting. For a shared bathroom, consider adjustable sconces that can adapt to specific lighting needs. Bright light is best for bathrooms.