Lighting solutions for every room in your home
Lighting for every room in your house
It’s probably the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning or the last thing you do before you go to bed at night. The simple act of flicking a light switch on or off. But how much thought have you given to the type of lighting in your home? For many people it doesn’t go beyond a simple fluorescent bulb. But the type of lighting and lighting fixtures in your home can drastically alter the mood and appearance of each room.
Lighting, of course, will always serve its intended purpose to illuminate a room. But it can do much more. From different tones or colours of light to the different styles of fixtures, you have a wide variety of options from which to choose. Hopefully, with a little help from TriniHelper, you can narrow down your options and select the best lighting for each room in your home.
The first task is to know what each room is going to be used for. You wouldn’t want to use the same lighting in your gallery as you would in your bedroom. So figure out the purpose of each room. Where do you tend to eat or study or sleep?
Let’s start with the bedroom. Like any room, bedrooms need general lighting. You need enough light to make your way around the room while still keeping the mood warm and relaxing. Wall lights can do the trick and can be complemented with hanging pendants or table lamps on either side of your bed for night-time reading. It is recommended that a dimmer be installed so you can set the brightness of the lights in your bedroom to suit your needs.
When it comes to kitchens, people tend to use too many down-lights. But it is recommended to light the work spaces in your kitchen such as islands and countertops. A pendant situated over your dining table or island will give your kitchen a modern look. Also make use of natural light. Most homes have their kitchen sinks placed near a window to take advantage of that natural light and this is still a highly recommended layout.