Choosing where exactly to place lighting in your house can be a daunting experience. It is true that lighting is usually an underestimated part of our homes and offices. However, we should be aware that lighting does not only affect the aesthetics and functionality of our place, but it plays an important role in our general mood, as well. Here are the top 3 strategic ways in lighting placements.
1. Choose the spots carefully
Apart from the main lamps you are going to place in your room, for example, the ceiling lamp, it is important to place lamps, usually smaller ones in spots that are considered strategic, as well. Making your room brighter in spots that really count will make a huge difference to the final result. Adding a floor lamp to a spot in your house, like an isolated corner can be useless. Instead of that, you could place a beautiful and bright lamp to the arm of your couch and make the atmosphere of the whole room more cozy and romantic. It is also, important to try and place lamps with different shapes and colors throughout the room in spots like the top of a drawer, the side of a piece of furniture or above a painting on the wall.
2. Think about the room’s orientation
The orientation of each room is a significant aspect of its connection with sunlight. A north-faced room with little sunlight will generally require more lighting. In that case, you could install some recessed fixtures along the perimeter of such a room to complement a central lighting lamp. The opposite applies to a room that receives ample sunlight during the day. That kind of room should not be overloaded with interior lamps. You could, instead, place a central chandelier or even a pendant in the center of the room and make it look not only aesthetically appealing; but also bright enough and cozy, as well. The outdoor lighting of a room is also, really important. Adding an exterior lamp in the garden just outside your office, for example, can add some lighting to the interior space, as well.
3. Light up the artworks
Apart from lighting your room by adding lamps in the center of it or on furniture and corners, it is also, important to light up artworks, paintings, and walls. Picture lights can really make your painting look different and add a special touch to the place. It makes the whole environment look more intimate and invites you to stand close for a better look. Artworks with texture, like oil and acrylic paintings could be lit in such an angle that the shadows are minimized and the whole painting becomes brighter. If you have a mirror you wish to light up a bit, you can place a special light around its frame. The same applies to other pieces of your home decoration, like your family photo frames, your fireplace or even your staircase.
Lighting up your house in a proper way that will provide not only a nice aesthetic result but also a cozy and homely environment as well, is really important. With so many available choices in lighting nowadays, you can really find the options that best suit the design of your house. Always remember that lighting can have a great impact on your everyday mood, as well. Therefore, you should always feel pleased with the final lighting result.