Light is one of those essential elements without which surviving is not possible. Therefore, it is necessary to have proper lighting at home, as well. Most of the homeowners strive hard to make their living space more startling, but they forget to reflect upon the most important factor, that is, lighting. Are you also among those homeowners? Well if yes, then you have landed on the right page. Here are discussed a few dos’ and don’ts’ that can help you illuminate every corner of your living area.
Living rooms are a space that reflects your creative styling and taste. When it comes to illuminating these areas, it is important to first choose those specific spots which you wish to highlight. Once you are done with this job, next step is to make arrangements for accent lighting. Accent lighting is a wonderful option to experiment with different lighting effects in the room and make the space more dazzling.
Track lighting is becoming a popular choice these days, as it allows drawing attention to specific areas. For trying this alternative in your living space, you can use spot lights near your expensive wall paintings, stylish mirrors, curtains, alongside the sofa wall or at any other major highlight of the room.
Bright Light Options
You should always try to have dim light in the room, where there is low traffic. Bright light should be used only for spaces where you need to do more focused jobs like reading, studying or writing. For these jobs, lighting fixtures should be set at an appropriate height and in case of table lamps, the position should be suitable, so that excessive glare is not produced.
For watching television or working at laptops, moderate lighting should be preferred. The light should always be fixed at the points where least reflection is possible and for this purpose, the lighting fixtures should be placed behind the television. Most of the people overlook this aspect and later on, face tribulation while enjoying TV.
If you have got a fireplace in your living space, then dim lights should be used at the ceiling, so that fireplace could be made the main center of attraction for the room. This creates a cozy atmosphere and sprinkles pleasurable feeling all around in the atmosphere. However, if your living space does not have enough space for accommodating lots of lighting fixtures and illumination options, then lighting a complete wall can make your space look gorgeous. Ceiling mounted lights can also go well for rooms with lesser space.
These days, various homeowners choose the option of false lighting for living areas. This is a way to hide the actual bulb fittings and just reflect their effect on the ceiling. For showing off your style, you can use halogen bulbs near your wall paintings or can use controlled lights for specific areas. So, these are some tips that can help you rejuvenate your living area and make it look, as beautiful as never before.
Originally posted 2011-12-02 08:48:44.