Lighting is one of the key elements that can make your house a home. It can set the mood of a room, not just by the light it gives off but also the actual fixtures themselves. They can be a key element in the design of any room so think about size, shape, style and colour when choosing your light fittings. In other words, consider design as well as function. The proper lighting will help you perform tasks easily, but it can also make a room feel more comfortable and allow you to enjoy your home’s full potential. Each room, however, has specific and unique lighting needs.
The foyer or hallway is where visitors get their first impression of the interior of your home. A traditional chandelier, contemporary pendant, or any ceiling fixture in your hallway provides good illumination and creates a welcoming atmosphere. Of course not all foyers can accommodate a large lighting fixture so make sure the size proportions are correct andremember that stairways and halls should be well lit for safety purposes and that stairs should always have light switches at the top and bottom.
Your living room is usually a functional room where many different activities take place. Table and floor lamps look great next to chairs and sofas and are serve a practical purpose too of course for reading. Most people have a TV in their living room so soft ambient light or the ability to dim the lights is highly recommended. The style of lighting fixtures you choose will obviously come down to your own personal taste. Vintage lighting is very popular these days. Rustic and vintage fixtures can be used to light modern living areas as well as more traditional looking spaces. Mixing old style lighting in a contemporary environment can give fantastic looking results. A dining room isthe ideal setting for a chandelier or pendant light hanging directly above the dining room table.Wall lights will add a cozy atmosphere.
Your kitchen will probably have more light fixtures than any other room in the house. A carefully worked out lighting plan can be your kitchen’s best asset.Smaller kitchens may require only a central ceiling fixture along with task lighting tucked under a cabinet. More elaborate kitchens will demand a blend of general, task and accent lighting. It very much depends on the size and complexity of the room.
When choosing how to light a bedroom, you’ll want to create an overall atmosphere of quiet relaxation, while providing some bright spots for reading. This can be achieved with a combination of general and task lighting while also taking into account the age of the occupant(s) of each bedroom.
Bathrooms tend to be more spacious and multifunctional than ever before, whether newly built or recently re-modelled.Decorative and ornate fixtures can add a touch of glamour and are more popular than ever when choosing lighting for a bathroom.
Although it’s often treated as an afterthought, good lighting can make or break your home. We tend to spend hours studying colour charts when choosing paint, but it’s actually the light that can show off a room to its best advantage. It has a huge effect on the overall atmosphere and ambience of your home so it’s worth taking the time to get it absolutely right.