Regardless of your social plans the weekend, your home wants to get properly lit.
Lighting is an important aspect of interior design and has a huge impact on how
When you flip the light switch as you enter your home tonight (crossing the threshold like it’s the finish line to a week-long marathon), take note of the light that greets you. If it’s not welcoming or providing just the right amount of light to illuminate the room without either burning out your retinas or requiring a flashlight, it’s time for an update
Often, builders place a single light fixture in the center of a room’s ceiling which acts a bit like a spotlight, leaving the corners of the room dark. While this central location is perfect for a statement piece like this one in stunning red Murano glass from Axo Light or this cheerful one from Tech Lighting, ideally, you should have multiple lights strategically placed to evenly disperse light throughout. Modern can lights (
But if installing recessed lights isn’t an option, you can still achieve the appropriate level of lighting with track lighting like the monorail line from LBL Lighting. Floor and table lamps can also fill-in ambient light but the trick – particularly if you have a large room – is to not limit them to placement against a wall.
In areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, task lighting is critical. No one wants to chop vegetables with a razor-sharp knife or shave when they can’t see! For this reason, task lighting is brighter than ambient lighting and is directed to the specific area where the task is performed. In the kitchen, under cabinet lights provide great task lighting and low-profile versions like these from Legrande Adorne are available that won’t intrude on your design.
Our favorite way to provide task lighting in the bathroom is through backlit mirrors like the Eternity model from Electric Mirror. Suspended from the ceiling in a stainless steel frame, it adds as much visual interest as it does light.
Another consideration: if you place your lighting on dimmer switches, you can easily adjust task lighting down to ambient lighting (and vice versa).
Don’t forget that lighting is instrumental
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