Whether you are making over your home to make it feel more welcoming and cosy, or are flipping a house to sell on for profit, the key in remodeling is always to add a feeling of positivity. Every home needs that sense of somewhere you’re happy to come home to in the evening, and somewhere you’d happily invite a few friends to come back to for dinner. All in all, it’s important to get the right atmosphere; and when it comes to atmosphere in a home, you have to consider lighting as an important part of the equation.
There are so many ways you can use lighting in a home these days. Lamps of every imaginable height; strip lighting; different colors; and much more besides. Getting the right aesthetic depends on using the correct type of lighting, so when it comes to renovating your house you need to be thinking about lighting in all rooms. What works in one room may not work in all of them, so tailoring the overall look takes some effort. Fortunately, below, we’ll go into some of the tricks you can use to get that perfect home feel.
In the living room, layer your light
Not wishing to sound smart-alecky, but the thing about a living room is that you’ll be living in there, so it needs to be multi-purpose. You don’t need the same light for watching TV as you would for sewing, or for reading, so various different types of light are needed in here. Your main light source should be stylish and classy pieces like Murano Chandeliers, with other sources coming from table lamps placed on the occasional furniture and highlighting the best parts of the room. The main thing to avoid in the living room is a feeling of “busy-ness”, with too many colors and shapes crowding the place out.
In the bathroom, warmth is key
One should always feel able to relax in the bathroom, and relaxation is heavily influenced by light and shade. Along with a main ceiling light for when you need to see clearly, the bathroom should have some lower light sources for when you’re soaking in the tub. Fairy lights arranged around the mirrors can work wonders in this regard. The cliche is that candlelight is best for those relaxing bathtimes, but there is nothing less relaxing than knocking over a candle and having to battle a small blaze, so stick with fairy lights.
In the bedroom, prioritize individual style
The bedroom is your own personal haven in the home, so don’t be afraid to make choices that suit your personal preferences. First of all, though, the light here should be convenient. You will not want to have to find a lightswitch or cord in the dark, when it’s time to get ready for bed. Indeed, here in the bedroom is perhaps the best place for smart lighting; you can step into the room and switch on the light with a voice command. You can also dim the lighting and even potentially change its color; studies have shown that red and other warm colors offer the best experience for people looking to doze gently off to sleep.
Light is vitally important in a home. By making the right choices, you can ensure that your home has the perfect feel for living in or for flipping.