Placing lights conveniently around your home depends on what the main objective is and which areas you’re looking to grab the attention to.
For example, do you want your guests to focus on the kitchen tiles as soon as they enter? Is it the most eye catching element in the decor? Or do you like cooking in the afternoon and need sunshine to fill your kitchen without the need for light that casts a shadow while you’re cooking? The same scenario applies to all other room types, bathrooms, private work space, kids are, etc.
After figuring that out, what you’ll need to do next is to go over where you’ll place the furniture and which colors you’ll use for the paint to determine the important aspects of the room that need to be carefully lit and how you’ll choose the lighting fittings.
Here are some lighting techniques to consider
Down Lights (light that shines down) and uplights
Down lights are arguably the most commonly used type of lighting in every house and it makes sense because of their functionality and their aim to provide general lighting on a horizontal surface such as a bathroom bench, kitchen island or dining table.
On the other hand, uplight aims at acting as an accent to the area, by bouncing light off the ceiling it gives your surroundings a spacious feeling. You’ll find both down and up lights normally in hallways.
Choosing to use indirect lights in the ceiling gives off the impression of not fully knowing where the light is coming from which ultimately adds which ultimately adds depth and creates a more spacious feeling of larger spaces. Moreover it provides the feeling of comfort and improves the visibility.
Using lights to highlight a destination
It’s not only moths who are attracted to light, as a species we are as well, instinctively. It’s often used in outer areas such as building entrances, garage doors or gates. Think about it, imagine walking down the road and seeing a gate beautifully illuminated at night, wouldn’t that catch your eyes?
Having a wow Factor
It doesn’t include chandeliers, because as much as they emit greatness, they also emit light. We’re talking here about other fittings whose sole purpose is to look trendy or cool but will eventually need a secondary source of light to make it more functional.
This was a basic introduction to the glamorous world of lighting to give you an idea of what awaits you when you’re remodeling but as mentioned earlier in the end it all comes down the function you want from the light.