How can you light all areas of your home in the best way possible?
For practicality, comfort, and mood, you’ll want to avoid just plugging in lights “to see” and instead make definite lighting decisions that will enhance your home living.
Living Room Lighting Tips
To create warmth and a cozy setting, use table lamps that are set around the edges of the room or sections. They will radiate light inward into the “circle,” surrounding you with that feeling of comfort.
If you do you install a central overhead light, adjust it at night to make sure it isn’t casting unwanted shadows.
Bedroom Lighting Tips
Avoid installing lights directly over the bed. You’ll have a more restful evening, if the light is at face level.
Soft lighting in the bedroom is a must, but avoid heavy lampshades, which might make things too dark.
Kitchen Lighting Tips
Take full advantage of natural daylight by keeping curtains open and the kitchen windowsills free of clutter.
Don’t just rely on an overhead light. Add designated task lighting to food preparation areas.
Bathroom Lighting Tips
Because your bathroom may serve different tasks and moods (putting on makeup in the morning or having a relaxing soak in the tub) installing extra switches and dimmers is a smart idea.
LED lights are an easy way to add mood and act as “night lights” for safety.
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