Your dream home is a place where you should look forward to spending time. Using the correct type of lighting for each room will add ambience and make it more comfortable.To make your home feel more inviting, each room should have its own unique type of lighting, as this will give your home character while offering maximum comfort and style. Here is a detailed explanation of the best lighting solutions for each room.
Your kitchen is an engaging room where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company while creating delicious entrees. Make it feel warm and inviting in the evenings installing temporary under cabinet lighting. For daytime functionality, task lighting like focused lamps strategically placed around the sink and the stove will lighten up the room, and make your food preparation easily visible.
The Living Room
The functionality and use of the living room is constantly changing, and it is therefore imperative to have a wide variety of lighting options in the room. HGTV’s interior and lighting designer, Linda Allen suggests using a combination of lighting placed throughout the room at different levels. Taking this step will create the perfect mood for the room, regardless of what is happening, and it will also set the tone for the rest of your place.
Create your ultimate comfort in the bathroom, and make it a dream oasis by installing lighting with flexible options to accommodate each individual activity. In the bathroom, the ability to control and alter the light intensity is an important factor to consider. Using a variety of the provided lighting, as well as battery operated motion sensing lights will allow you to control it. For a stunning accent, but also to provide practical lighting for your personal activities, add temporary bright lighting, like LED tape lights around the mirror.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is multifunctional, with different activities happening at different times of the day. Similar to the living room, the bedroom will require a variety of types of lighting, placed at different levels throughout the room. For everyday tasks, overhead ambient light is sufficient. Accent lighting like a free standing lamp with adjustable necks can be used to showcase artwork or make the bed the central focus of the room.The last lighting option that should be installed in the master bedroom is task lighting. This type of light is more focused and will make activities like sewing, knitting, and reading simpler, and more enjoyable.
The Children’s Bedroom
Create a fun space suitable for playing, studying, and sleeping in your children’s bedroom by designing a lighting plan that is customized for the room. In a child’s bedroom, the overhead ambient lighting should be a soft glow, so find a light cover that coincides with the theme of the room, and disperses the light. Encourage your children to study and read by purchasing a fun lamp to use as task lighting at their desk, as well as on their bedside table, and for the dark nights, resolve any fears of the dark by installing a night light, or using a star projector.
Planning your lighting for each room is as important as planning the interior decor. Following these lighting tips will make your place feel brighter and more inviting. For more ideas on lighting for each room, visit the Medallion blog.