Lifestyle

How to light a room

Do you feel tired and unmotivated at home? The reason you’re feeling down might be because your home is too dark. All you need to do is to shine a little light into your room in order to enlarge the space and create a more welcoming atmosphere. If you want to improve the mood and atmosphere at home, here are a few ways to light up your life!

Determine the light source

Many people have the misconception that you need to light the whole room in order to maximize the effects. Instead of overcrowding the room with lamps, try incorporating multiple points of light. For example, if a room has a lot of natural light coming from the outside, use one or two lamps to light up the dark corners of a room and make sure the layers blend together.

Consider the function of the room

The lighting also depends on the function of a room. Whether you’re reading, watching TV or having dinner in the room, include a combination of table lamps, floor lamps and track lighting to suit the activity of the room. For bathrooms we recommend using bright lighting, especially for the vanity mirror.

Install a dimmer

Other than saving energy and increasing bulb life, dimmers are essential in changing the mood of a room, especially in bedrooms and living rooms. Although dimmers are a little expensive, it’ll help you save money in the long run.

Do some research on light bulbs

Other than choosing the lighting position, light bulbs are also essential in the mood and atmosphere of a room. The most common light bulbs used at home are incandescent, halogen and fluorescent bulbs. However, we recommend avoiding fluorescent tubes at all costs, as they make objects look unflattering and may create fatigue in the eyes.

Choose a light that suits your décor and style

Other than matching different layers of light, you should also consider how the lighting suits the overall décor of the room. You can even use lighting to highlight certain aspects of your home design, such as by shining a light on a key piece of furniture or decoration.