Lighting is a magical thing. It really is an overall accent element that you cannot go cheap on. The better your lighting suits the space, the more liveable it becomes. This is because different types of lighting all have different purposes and if you can do more than one thing in one space – you’re winning!
Eye-catching lighting looks great and always welcomes compliments from visitors. Choosing the right lighting for your bathroom and bedroom is very important. Lighting is a small investment you can make towards your home. Lighting has a different purpose in every space of your home. In this article, we discover lighting to create a cosy environment at home.
Balance is Key
The trick is to balance artificial and natural light. Too much artificial light will result in a space that feels clinical, and underlighting could result in dark, cold looking spaces. When planning your lighting scheme, a good rule of thumb is not to rely solely on this kind of lighting. Secondary lighting such as floor and table lamps will not only help to dress a room but will also create a welcoming atmosphere.
Besides having functional lighting, ambient lighting is also important and provides overall illumination for a space and is generally achieved either by overhead pendants or downlights.
Diffusing with Dimmers
Dimmers immediately give the feeling of luxury and comfort and who doesn’t want to turn the light down low when it’s time to relax. But dimmers offer so much more than that. Besides giving your home a warm, cosy feel, they will also save you some money. Dimmers only use half the energy of a light that is fully on, making your bulbs last longer too. This adds to the overall sustainability footprint of your home.
Installing dimmers is easy and you can easily do it yourself. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and even outside areas like your patio can benefit from dimmers.
Focus pieces do wonders for any space. They can direct anyone’s view and give an artistic, sculptural element to any space. Whether it is a romantic chandelier or a modern pendant, a striking light fixture can complete any room.
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