Light plays a key role in any home. When the sun sets, it is the lighting fixtures that are responsible for supplying your rooms with illumination. Of course, the same rules don’t apply for every room and setting the whole place up in terms of lighting does take dedication and know-how. Since dedication is something you’re going to handle on your own, we’ve rounded up a tutorial of sorts to help you equip your home with appropriate lighting.
Although it is also a common room, the dining room’s lighting needs differ from that of the living room. While the living room doesn’t have a particular object that should be in the spotlight, the dining room’s primary focus is the table. In this room, the fixtures should be placed directly above the table, but the lights should be able to provide both ambient and task lighting. This is why dimmers are particularly useful here.
Usually, right next to the dining room, the main aim of kitchen lighting is to help with food preparation and cleanup, which means that this room craves functionality. There is nothing worse than weak, dim light over your kitchen counter – this causes instant frustration. The kitchen should incorporate a task and ambient lighting combination, keeping in mind that the focus of the former should be the counters and the area over the sink. To sum it up, the basic lighting plan for your kitchen should be as follows: a central ceiling-mounted light for ambiance, the undercabinet task lighting fixtures and a task lighting fixture over the sink.
Going LED is not only the most eco-friendly option (these bulbs spend less energy than the regular ones) but also a pocket-friendly one. LED lights tend to pay off in the long run. In addition to providing illumination, they are as close to natural light as lighting fixtures go!
Although we hope this tutorial will get you going in terms of your home’s lighting needs, you should always consult professionals before engaging in “lighting remodeling”. Focus on the very purpose of each and every room within your house and choose the fixtures accordingly.
Hi, I am Diana Smith. I am a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in home decor and latest DIY projects. On my free time, I enjoy exercising and preparing healthy meals for my family. Follow me on Twitter and Google+