The right lighting can make a world of a difference in your home, totally changing its ambiance and mood. So if you’re planning an interior décor transformation, we strongly suggest you don’t neglect the lighting!
Regardless of your interior’s style and theme, there’s a kind of lighting that will go with it. And with a little guidance on what you can and can’t do, you can create the perfect ambiance with flawless lighting!
Here’s a little more on the dos and don’ts of lighting:
Combination of Lighting Fixtures
Many people make the mistake of using a single type of lighting throughout their house. However, using a variety of lighting options—like floor lamps, table lamps and sconces—can create a warmer and more desirable look.
This doesn’t mean that you need to add all of them to every room. Identify where you want to a more dramatic effect and add a combination of lighting fixtures there.
Use Chandeliers Creatively
A chandelier hanging in the center of a room has no ‘surprise element.’
But chandeliers can be used in a number of creative ways—over the bed or the bathtub, or even above the kitchen counter!
The key to making a chandelier work in a given spot is picking the right size and style.
An oversized chandelier in a small space will overshadow the room and be more of a nuisance than anything else. However, a proportionate sized one in a suitable style will create the perfect romantic and whimsical vibe!
Task Lighting is Significant
Task lighting typically refers to lighting fixtures that provide the right light for particular tasks.
Add task lights in the busier areas of your house—places and spots where you need to focus. This includes places like your study desk and kitchen counters, for example. Task lights come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and can be installed in every room.
Remember to Add Dimmers
If you’re not willing to add a dimmer separately, then make sure that every lighting fixture in your house has one pre-installed.
Dimmers create a desirable ambiance and environment. Depending on the mood and time, you can adjust the brightness as you desire. Dimmers give you a lot more room for creating a pleasing environment, and shouldn’t be forgotten under any circumstances.