The perfect lighting, more often than not, brings the perfect touch to a home. The details of how bright, how warm, and even the lighting fixtures tie everything together. You can use three types of light for your home according to the type of room or its usage. The first type is ambient lighting which uniformly illuminates a room to ensure safety and ease in movement. Secondly, task lighting illuminates specific tasks such as cooking and reading take place. Lastly, accent lighting focuses on a particular area to give impressions or create a particular effect.
It is essential to start by choosing the most suitable ambient lighting. The primary purpose of ambient lighting is to provide a general source of light that may be important for any room type. You may not use the ambient lighting as much; however, in a home, it is imperative to have it not only indoors but also the outdoors, such as patios and garages, to create a sense of balance, warmth, and security. Ambient lighting can be achieved using chandeliers, especially for big rooms, ceiling and wall-mounted fixtures, recess lighting, floor lamps, and table lamps for the indoors. For the outdoors, spotlights, hanging fixtures, post lanterns, wall lightings, and canopy lightings provide enough outdoor lighting.
In addition to the ambient light, you may need an additional light source, especially for rooms intended for specific rooms. For example, task lighting is a good source of focus lighting and is often used in spaces such as kitchens. In addition, you can add extra light over the counters for extra visibility using pendant lighting or inside the cabinets using strip lights and spotlighting. Other home areas that could use some task light include the home office using desk lamps, the living room using floor lamps, and even in the bathroom using a couple of ceiling spotlights to provide just enough light.
If you are looking to highlight the feature of your space, then accent lighting is a good addition. Accent lighting is used to create focus on visual points of interest on architectural elements. It is also used to generate an impression or mood, especially if you are trying to match the look and feel of your spaces. Some of the light fixtures that will help you achieve this in your home include track lights, simple line bar and under cabinet lighting, wall mount fixtures, directional recess fixtures, and extrusions. For rooms where most spend their time, such as living rooms, it is vital to use layered lighting whereby all three types of lighting supplement each other.
With all three types of lighting in mind, It is easy to make all three of them work for your different rooms. Consider going for more efficient options such as energy-saving bulbs to save on electricity. LED lights are quickly becoming popular due to the many advantages of their usage. Some of these advantages include energy efficiency, long lifespan, ability to operate in cold conditions, and decorative design flexibility. The options are endless to fit all your needs