Would you love to transform your house from blah to fantastic with just a few changes? Something as simple as working on your indoor lighting can change the ambience in your house and set the right mood. But when using lighting to transform a house, aesthetics is one thing to consider, and functionality another. Since each room in your house serves a different purpose, you need the right type of lighting that combines both appeal and functionality. Designers have now come up with a range lighting designs, so you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice. But the many options in the market may also leave you quite confused. This article gives you a kickstart when shopping for lighting for the most common rooms in your home; the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms.
Let’s start with the living room. If you’re like most people, you spend most of your time in the living room. It’s in the living room that you watch your favorite TV series, where you host your guests, and also where you catch up with other family members. Ambient lighting uniformly illuminates an entire living room making it a great option for the living room. You can incorporate ambient lighting by installing overhead lighting across the room. You could either strategically hang a chandelier such that it illuminates the entire living room. Or better still, for a more creative look, install multiple lighting fixtures and then play around with different colors of light.
No onto the kitchen area. To increase visibility, your kitchen also requires ambient lighting However, forego hanging lights as grease and heat from frequent cooking will cloud up the bulbs over time. Pot lights offer the same ambient lighting as hanging lights, but with a lesser chance of clouding up over time. Alternatively, you may opt for skylights. These are leak-proof glass windows installed inside a cut-out in your roof. Skylights offer two major advantages. First, they are a source of natural lighting and ventilation. Even on the cloudiest of days, your kitchen is guaranteed of being lit up all day long. Secondly, skylights you from high electric bills by eliminating the need for artificial lighting until absolutely necessary.
And finally, we get to the bedrooms. Generally, bedrooms are meant to have a subtle feel. You wouldn’t want too much lighting in a room that is mostly meant for sleep, would you? Instead of ambient lighting, go for accent lighting. This type of lighting highlights specific sections in your bedroom.For instance, you could get a bedside lamp for either side of your bed. Collectively, several accent lightings provide the right amount of light you prefer. If you like to enjoy a good read before you hit the sack, compliment the accent lighting with task lighting. Task lighting is meant to focus the illumination onto your work area.
You can also diversify. For instance, if you are looking for 3-bedroom apartments for rent, chose one that allows you to play around with the lighting with the least renovation costs. In one bedroom you can get artistic with accent lighting, while in another you can add low-light pot lights. In the baby room, you can use shaded hanging lights to provide ambient lighting.
While pot lights are rigid, both table lamps and hanging lights provide unique designs. Remember, the only limit to indoor lighting is your imagination!