Both indoor and outdoor lighting is very important, but most people do not notice that there is bad lighting until they try to complete a task. Adding a Diamond Lighting Floor Lamp does help. However, planning your lighting can help eliminate the need for a floor lamp. Here are five tips to help you pick the perfect lighting for your house.
- Know what your lighting Needs are
Direct lighting is a great option for office and bathroom lighting. Indirect lighting is best used when you are trying to light a whole space with one or two lights. Once you know what type of lighting that you need, you can start shopping.
- Outdoor Lighting Should Help Your House Be Safe and Secure
The walkways and the perimeter of your home should be lit with outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting should be bright because low light is a welcome sign to intruders. Too bright of outdoor lights can be disturbing and costly. Motion activated outdoor lights are a great option since they cut down on the cost, and will deter intruders.
- Decorative Lighting
Lighting does not need to be utilitarian. There are wall sconces that are very decorative, which provide a wash of light against the wall. There are also chandeliers that can be used a decorative lighting option. You will need to be careful of chandeliers because they should be hung out of head range. Chandeliers are great over tables, which limits the chances of people walking into the light.
- Multiple Light Sources
Kitchens, living spaces, and bedrooms should have more than one lighting source. The extra lighting sources are important, so you have the light needed for the different tasks you do in these rooms. A floor lamp works well in both living rooms and bedrooms since the extra light is direct and helps with reading, without taking up a lot of floor space. Extra bathroom lighting can also help because it can remove any shadows from the mirror.
- Night Lighting
Night lighting is not just for kid’s rooms. Night lighting can also be used to help people move around the house, without needing to turn on the full room lights. This is important for families that sleep at different times, or for people who have a tough time seeing in the dark. This lighting could be near the ground, or at the middle of the wall, to help show where items and furniture are.
From bathroom lighting to outdoor lighting, the right lighting is very important as it affects the mood and ambiance of your home. If you need help with lighting, Diamond Lighting has inspiration and lighting options for all spaces in your home.