Light is undoubtedly one of the most necessary decor elements that you need to keep in mind while you’re decorating your home. In fact, lighting is what defines the ambience of your place. Whether you want to create a bright, cozy, romantic, mysterious or dark environment inside your house, you can make the same room look differently when you add different forms of light. Irrespective of whether you add a flicker flame light bulb or an incandescent light bulb or a candle bulb to bring about the feel of a candle, there are many ways in which you can illuminate your room.
When you invest your time and money into buying the perfect light fixtures, it might be challenging enough to buy the best one for your house. Given the plethora of options that you have these days in the market, there are very few homeowners who have mastered the art of brightening up their rooms by choosing the best lights. So, here are few tips that you can follow.
#1: Dimmers are a must
If you don’t know what a dimmer is, you need to know that what dimmer is to a light is what volume button is to a music system. It is a dimmer which exercises control on the intensity and strength of light that is emitted from a bulb or light and hence it offers you the flexibility of setting the perfect ambience depending on the need and mood of your room. If you do a survey, you will actually find yourself alarmed to know the large number of people who are still not aware of this extremely simple feature. Now that smart home technology has become common, you can also control the lights through your smartphone. Dimmers are also getting cheaper everyday.
#2: Shadows should be avoided with layering
When we say ‘layering’, it is actually the mixing of wall sconces along with chandeliers, task lamps or table lamps along with floor lamps. You have to arrange all these lights in layers and the arrangement has to be done in such a manner that light should bounce through the entire room and eliminate all kinds of shadows from all corners. If you can paid a suspension light in the centre and keep floor lamps and table lamps in the corners, this will eliminate all shadows.
#3: The decor should be highlighted with lights
You can accentuate the key pieces of decor by creating illuminated areas with more focus. If you install paintings, you should add picture lights just beneath them so that the paintings are brought into focus. In case there’s a piece of decor on your console table, use table lamps to focus on the decor. If there is an armchair inside your room, you can add a floor lamp above the arm chair so that the piece of furniture stands out among the rest. Within book cases and shelving units, install spotlights.
Therefore, whenever you’re wondering about the different ways in which you can add that flattering glow to your room, take into account the above listed factors.