Lighting has a big effect on each and every room in your house. Get it right, and it can help diminutive rooms feel spacious. Get it wrong, and you could end up creating a pokey atmosphere in a room. So how do you ace the lighting in each of your rooms? To help give you an idea, here are my ultimate dos and don’ts of lighting your home.
Do Use Lights To Make Your Kitchen Feel Taller
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. And if it feels cramped or too small you just won’t fancy spending hours cooking delicious meals in it. Thankfully, you can use your lighting to help make this room seem taller than it is. The best way to do this is to illuminate the top layer of your cabinets and cupboards. This will create an illusion of height in the room. You can buy some cabinets that come with lights already in their top glass panels and doors. If you can’t find one of these cupboards, simply add some fairy lights inside a glass panel to create a soft light.
Don’t Flood Your Living Room In Bright Light
Your living room should have a soft glow to help it feel comfortable and cozy. The best way to do this is to ditch the big central light fixture. Instead, use some soft spotlights to highlight key pieces of furniture and artworks. When you are looking for a new spotlight for this job, take a look at what a recessed downlight can achieve in your living room. If you have a favorite armchair for reading, you might prefer to add a brighter light above it so that you can read without any discomfort.
Do Go For A Dining Room Chandelier
The living room isn’t the best place for bright lighting, but a bold lighting fixture will work wonders in your dining room. A chic chandelier above your dining table can help to focus all the light over you during your meals and dinner parties. It will also create an elegant focal point that will catch everyone’s attention as soon as they enter the room. It is a good idea to use dimming lights in your chandelier. That way, you can adjust the brightness of the light depending on the social situation. For example, create a romantic atmosphere is it is just you and your partner at dinner.
Don’t Create Unflattering Light In The Bathroom
You will want light that is almost as good as natural light in your bathroom. This can help you see yourself clearly when you are getting ready. It is also important that you don’t create unflattering light and shadows. Reduce the shadows around your mirror by placing lights or lamps at either side. Dimmer lights are also a good idea in the private bathrooms, as you can create a romantic setting.
Do you keep on getting your home’s lighting wrong? You won’t ever again after reading this blog post!
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