Home lighting tips for every space.
My family and I have lived in houses/apartments where there was hardly any natural light and we have had spaces that were completely filled with sunlight. Lighting is a very important element for any space. Artificial and natural lighting should be used to their full potential so you can enjoy a happy space!
Different types of home lighting.
- Evaluating your space by seeing how much natural light you get throughout the day. If your room is not facing East or West, you may want to consider adding a mirror opposite of your window to help reflect what natural light does come into the room.
- Adding white and higher wattage light bulbs to your general lighting (more on that in a second!) will help too.
- Is the most common type of lighting.
- It has an all over effect in your space and includes chandeliers, pendants, and table or floor lamps.
- Try flanking table lamps on either side of your sofa on end tables, buffet, entry table, and bedside tables.
- On a design aspect, they do not always need to be matching. Try similar sizes but different styles for a more eclectic or informal look.
- If you want to try something a little different. Try placing a lamp in your kitchen or bathroom to create a cozier feel.
- Don’t let cord outlets dictate where you can place a lamp. Run cords under furniture (but not under rugs) and around the edge of a wall. Try placing a basket or floor plant in front of an outlet to hide the cords.
- This should be used in any space where you focus on a task, such as your desk, reading spaces, cooking, crafting, or whatever floats your boat!
- These type of light fixtures can be lamps or ceiling lights as long as they focus on a direct subject.
- A great option for a space that might not have the surface for a task lamp is using wall mounted reading/task lights or floor lamps.
- Accent lighting is used to add visual interest highlighting pieces of art, sculptures, and plants.
- Or to add a focal point when placed under cabinets, in bookcases, on walls (wall sconces), or recessed ceilings lights.