Designing lighting for your home can be challenging, especially if you’re not sure what kind of lighting will work best in your room or if you’re on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are many different interior lighting design options to choose from depending on the function and type of space you’re trying to illuminate. Once you have that figured out, choosing the best light fixtures can be easy if you follow these three simple steps.
Interior Light Design & Benefits
Lighting up your home creates a nice, warm glow that lets you unwind after a long day of work or study. But not all lights were created equal, and interior lighting can be tricky: too bright and it’s distracting; too dim and it’s hard to read. It’s important to have good lighting in every room of your home so you can accomplish tasks more easily at night—and have an overall better experience inside your home when it’s dark outside. As you begin planning out interior light for your home, remember that different types of lights are designed for different purposes: ambient, task-oriented and accent lights shine brighter than decorative bulbs but won’t impair vision like overhead lighting might.
Master Bedroom Interior Lighting
Interior lighting is not just about making your home brighter; rather, it’s a lot more complicated than that. For example, if you have lights in both of your master bedroom’s nightstands, but you don’t turn one on after getting up from bed—you might be inadvertently wasting energy and money. Make sure you understand how all of your lights work and make good use of them by setting up some lighting rules that make sense for your family. After all, a well-lit home makes life easier at all hours of the day. The same goes for each room in your house; there are smart ways to use light in every room, including those rooms you might typically associate with darkness like closets or kitchens.
Living Room Interior Lighting
Lamps and Chandeliers – When selecting a lighting fixture for your living room, there are a few things you need to consider. First, decide whether you’d like something fun and decorative or if you’d prefer something that is more functional and low-key. Once you know what sort of light fixture you want, think about how it will work with your home design; Is it going to clash with what’s already in place? Or will it fit right in? Lastly, think about who might be using that space; adults or children?
Kitchen Interior Lighting
When planning your kitchen’s interior lighting, it is best to start with a strong central source of light and then use additional light fixtures as needed. The central source should have some ambient light (i.e., lights that are dimmer and provide general illumination), such as an overhead fixture or pendant lights. Then, you can add task lighting above your countertops, such as wall sconces and under-cabinet fixtures. Finally, accentuate your kitchen’s focal point with decorative track lighting or recessed downlights; lighting a focal point—like a beautiful island in your open-concept kitchen—will draw attention to it.
Bathroom Interior Lighting
When people are inside their bathroom, they want it to feel as comfortable and relaxing as possible. This is why many homeowners take extra steps when it comes to bathroom lighting. A large part of achieving a calming atmosphere in your bathroom is getting a lighting design that complements your style.
Kitchen Interior Lighting
It’s no secret that adding interior lighting can make a huge difference in your space. Installing recessed lights in your kitchen can have a dramatic effect on both appearance and utility while adding LED strip lighting under your kitchen cabinets will give you an advantage during food prep. Similarly, placing halogen lights in your bedroom will create a stunning evening ambience and make waking up in that space even better. All of these projects are cost-effective ways to improve your home’s design and functionality; for more ideas and inspiration, check out our Pinterest board. And if you’re interested in finding out how any of these projects could be completed at a discounted rate, contact us today!
Exterior Wall & Garden Lighting
Exterior lighting is a great way to illuminate walkways and attract nighttime wildlife or just add a special touch of light. To install exterior wall and garden lights, contact a lighting designer. They will design a system that meets your needs and fits in with your home’s style. And if you need help installing it, they can help with that too! After installation, some clients opt to add bulbs that change colour so their home has an added attraction at night.
Residential Wall, Ceiling & Track Lights
Having a home office with adequate lighting will not only make you more productive, but it can also help keep your creativity flowing. Since most of us spend so much time in our homes, it’s important that we feel comfortable there. Adding track lights or wall sconces provides extra lighting and ambience that can change up any room. Track lights are recessed into a ceiling grid and can be moved in any direction along with a rail system.