With the New Year in full force, many people are embarking on home lighting projects to update their home and give it a fresh lease on life. Making your home feel more bright and new can be the best way to have a change without having to move, and it can have an extremely positive impact on many aspects of your life.
If you want to update a space in your house and make it instantly feel more fresh and airy, we have compiled some ideas for you:
Lighting is one of the most important elements of any space.Even a beautifully decorated room can be bright and dull and not to mention without the proper lighting.
Lighting throughout a room should be from each of three different layers:
The first and largest lighting layer is the ambient lighting. Ambient lighting is the light that fills the room. The ambient lights are install in the ceiling of a room, and a light switch near the entrance of the room controls them. Ambient light tends to light a room evenly, but it does not provide suitable light for detailed tasks. Good ambient light provides brightness for cleaning a room and for entering a space without tripping over things on the way in.
The Second layer of lighting is task lighting. Task lights used to light up a small area – say a comfortable reading chair and provide brighter light for reading, writing, cooking or other tasks. Task lights are most often portable lamps, but they can also take the form of pendant lights shining down on the surface of a countertop or under cabinet lighting in the kitchen.
Lamps need to be placed on a living room furniture table large sufficient to house both the lamp and other items such as a book or a cup of coffee. To choose a table in the proper size, be sure to select one that is larger than the diameter of the lampshade on your fixture; if your table is too small, the lamp will overpower the furniture.
The third layer of lighting included in a well-lit space is accent lighting. Accent lighting typically provides very little useful light in a room. Accent lighting used to highlight architectural or furniture details throughout the space. Accent lamps look perfectly at home atop a buffet in the dining room, a sofa table in the family room or console table in the entry hall.
The right lighting can change a space from an affected place for engaging guests to a bright space suitable for working on your dues. Including light fixtures from each of the three light layers will ensure you have enough lighting to meet all your attractive and efficient needs.