Most of us spend a lot of money on decorating our homes. We spend most of our time there, so want it to be a comfortable place that reflects our personality. Most homeowners become surprisingly good at working out how to make their home look great. But, most of us fail to understand the role lighting plays in making space look good.
Fortunately, you can easily learn about lighting and how to use it to improve your home at this website. This LED lighting website has a great blog with detailed articles, which makes it a particularly good source of information. To get you started and inspire you I have pulled together some of the best suggestions I have found.
Using lighting to create the right ambience
How a room is lit has a big impact on how you feel when you are in it. For example, in a brightly lit room, it is really hard to completely relax. That is why it is a good idea to install dimmable lighting in your living room and bedrooms. There are many different types available.
But, there really is no need to go to all that hassle and expense of changing your lighting fixtures. These days you can buy dimmable LED bulbs that can be fitted to ordinary lighting fixtures.
Using lighting to highlight a special feature
Using up-lighting and spotlights is a fantastic way to highlight the best features of your home. You can use them in many different ways.
Inside the home wall-lights or picture-lights can be used to turn your photos and artwork into points of interest. If you have a nice sculpture putting it on a plinth or specially built shelf and lighting it using a spotlight works really well. Even a relatively inexpensive ornament can look quite spectacular when lit this way.
Using lighting in your garden
Many homeowners are enjoying their gardens more. They are investing in outdoor heating, proper sofas and hot tubs, which is turning ordinary gardens into spaces that can be used year round.
Naturally, lighting plays a role too. Most people do not like sitting in the dark. Soft lights can be used to wash decking in a soft glow, or you can pick out the edge of your path using spike lights. Both look fantastic and have the added benefit of helping you to better see where you are walking.
Uplighting large trees, bushes, and plants lets you enjoy them 24/7. It is surprisingly easy to do. You can find out everything you need to know about lighting up plants by reading this extensive article.
Use lighting to keep everyone safe
Ensuring that certain areas of your home are well lit can also improve safety. For example, installing strip lighting on all garden steps ensures nobody will trip on them. Makes sure that the lights in your garage or workshop are bright enough for you to be able to see what you are doing properly will help to prevent accidents.
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