Lighting can seriously affect the look of your home, but not only that, it can affect your mood. 
Lighting is often a hugely underestimated factor when decorating our homes. It’s more than just a minor finishing touch - it affects the dynamics and atmosphere of the room and how we enjoy the space.

It’s important to consider your lighting plans early in the decorating process.

Lighting Tips for your Home

7 Lighting Tips for your Home

1. Maximise natural light. Natural lighting is King - it enhances our mood, it’s beneficial for our physical and mental health, and it adds so much beauty to our indoor spaces. Open curtains and blinds and pull obstacles back from the window. Remove or cut back unruly outdoor shrubbery at windows that blocks any natural light.

2. Consider your Artificial Light Sources. Include at least three sources of light in each room - utilising ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting to create beautiful layers of lighting and ensure each room is sufficiently lit. It should go without saying but you’ll want to spend time in a beautifully lit room while you’ll probably avoid a poorly lit room.

3. Choose the right lampshade. There’s so much variety and choice when it comes to lampshades, but here’s a quick guide: black shades don’t let enough light through but tend to concentrate the light on a surface. White shades let most light through and offer a beautiful diffused light. Coloured shades will tint the light to a degree. Opt for white and coloured shades over black.

In terms of bulbs, try to avoid bulbs that are too harsh and too cool. Opt for a warmer bulb and if you can see the bulb, it should be aesthetically beautiful!

5. Play with scale. An oversized table lamp or pendant, or a sculptural floor lamp can make a statement, add whimsy, add interest, and even create a focal point in the space. Don’t be afraid to add an unexpected oversized or statement piece into your room!

6. Illuminate your artwork. If you have beautiful framed art or canvases hung on the walls, install picture lights to draw attention to, and display them to their full effect.

7. Kitchens & Bathrooms. In a space like a kitchen, utilise under cabinet lighting for ease while working on the countertops. Consider beautiful and unusual pendant lights above a kitchen island, a breakfast bar, or a dining table. This is a way in which you can really add character to the room whilst also being functional!

In a bathroom, utilise lighting around the mirror to avoid unpleasant shadows cast from overhead lighting. This will make getting ready in the morning much easier and more enjoyable!

If you would you like some help with the redecoration of your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We offer a service that includes design, supply and manufacture, and fit-out.

We’d love to listen to your ideas, offer professional advice and make your home fit your needs and aesthetic.

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