One of the most important parts of finishing your home is the lighting aspect of it. Your lights do more than just light the home; they add security and make your space a more comfortable place to live. There are many factors to deciding which lighting fixtures would best fit your design.
Each room will require you to assess what you’ll be using it for and then purchasing light fixtures to meet those needs. Having some knowledge of the different types of lighting will help in making an informed decision. You’ll better be able to figure out what would work and what would be a waste of time and money.
You should also take into consideration that some rooms may have a dark corner even after you have purchased lighting fixtures for it. In this case you may want to consider going with a table or floor lamp. It may even be to the best of your interest to try and use different color lights in areas you want to create a dramatic appearance. With the right lighting combinations you can create a unique look that is ideal for your home.
Lighting fixtures come in 3 basic types.
The first is general lighting and it will illuminate the biggest part of the room. Next comes task lighting, it is used for specific tasks like a reading desk or lighting the kitchen counter. Sufficient task lights are a must for any home as it helps to keep your eyes from getting strained while working or reading. Try to situate it so as to keep any shadows or reflections off the area you’re trying to illuminate. Next you have accent lighting that is used primarily for lighting any area you want to draw attention to like a painting or a framed picture hanging on the wall. Effectively utilizing all three types of lights will make your home a much more comfortable dwelling space.
You should also realize that not all rooms require the same intensity of light. For example a dining room should be one of the most well lit rooms in your home. As for the bedrooms you want a more relaxed type of lighting to help you unwind after a hard day at work. Living rooms can use both types of lighting for when you want to lay back and relax or when you have guests and you are looking to entertain them. Always remember that whenever you do any type of renovation or you just want to brighten the space up a little that it should be a fun experience and not filled with stress or anxiety.