Lighting is one of the most underrated parts of the interior decor of a room. But by putting the right set of lights in a room, you can completely change the look of the room.
Here’s how you can decide on choosing the lights in your home:
Make the Best Use of Natural Light
Natural light — like sunlight can light up a room beautifully. You can design the lighting in your room, keeping in mind how much sunlight comes in through the windows, drapes, and blinds inside the house.
Keep in Mind What Mood You Want to Create
What sort of ambiance do you want to create in your room? If you want a cheerful, airy room, make sure there’s a lot of natural light from open windows in the daytime. If you want a warm, cozy atmosphere where you want to unwind, then you can opt for low, mood lighting. For a space like a kitchen, you can opt for spotlight lighting, which will put the area where you are working into focus.
Source the Light Fixtures and Wirings Smartly
Now that you’ve decided on the light fixtures, you need to source them smartly. What’s more important is that you source the electrical circuits and wires from a reliable source like a liquidator to avoid any short circuit or malfunction in your lighting. You can maybe cut down on the cost of lighting fixtures, and opt for simple ones instead of more elaborate, decorative pieces, but you need to make sure your circuit breaker panels, and electrical wires are sourced from a reliable source.
Consider the Dimensions of the Room
If you don’t consider the dimensions of the room, the lighting can be a disaster as the lights can be too big or too tiny to be of any use to the room. For example, if you are going for hanging lights, then measure the distance of the ceiling to the tabletops or furniture and then decide on the lights accordingly.
Consider the Uses of the Room
Consider the utility of the light before you choose the lighting based on the aesthetic factor. Kitchens and utility areas call for brighter lighting, along with spotlights for countertops and prep areas. Fixture lights mounted on mirrors work best for bathrooms, while family rooms require lighting for glare-free television viewing and reading.
The Aesthetics of the Lighting Match the Interior Style Theme
If you are doing up your living room space with a modern, futuristic theme, a chandelier as a light fixture will seem out of place. Modern, futuristic homes need modern lighting. Lighting can also be used to fill empty spaces in the room. For example, you can fill up space above a stairwell with a light fixture. An empty corner in your living room can also be decorated with a beautiful lampshade.
Planning and Safety of Lighting Fixtures
Once you have taken into account which lights you want to place where in your room, plan out your lighting preferences at the same time you are planning the design of your room. Another important aspect of planning your lighting is to install the right safety equipment for load analysis in your home. This will make sure there is no short circuit in your home, and also any malfunction of your electrical devices and lighting fixtures are prevented.
Your contractor will recommend using GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) for bathrooms and kitchens. GFCI prevents short circuits in areas where electrical fixtures are exposed to moisture. For lighting fixtures in your living room and bedroom, you can opt for single circuit breaker panels.
When you are planning your home renovation, it’s best to plan out all the minute aspects of it, including lights and circuit breaker panels, and budget for everything accordingly.
Jeson Pitt works with the marketing department of D&F Liquidators and regularly writes to share his knowledge while enlightening people about electrical products and solving their electrical dilemmas.
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