It’s no secret, but not all people realize that lighting is a major player in the overall look and feel of any room or space. At home, it impacts more than just the aesthetic aspect – it affects productivity, safety, and security as well. It is therefore very important for homeowners to be extra careful in regards to the type of light fixtures they buy and how they incorporate these into different areas of home.
Moreover, to be able to successfully utilize the right light fixtures inside the house, one has to have a thorough understanding of their corresponding role in each of the many areas – the bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, living room, and so on.
Another thing that homeowners have to take into consideration is the purpose or function that they want each of these rooms to have. The lighting techniques applied therein should of course be based on the look and feel required, and not simply on what would look nice or pretty.
But is there really a fixed standard for good lighting? There may be general rules, yes, like appropriate distancing and picking the fixture with just the right brightness for a particular room, but the one sure way to see if your lighting system is doing as it should is to gauge how functional they make each of the rooms to be.
To be more specific, here are the effects of good home lighting system:
A versatile living room/den.
Generally, living rooms are where occupants would socialize and relax. And given the varying dynamics of these two, living room decor and lighting must be versatile enough to suit both. Effective living room lighting is being able to switch between relaxing and inviting – enabling the homeowners to transform the vibe of the place just by adjusting the lights. Wall sconces and chandeliers are the best combinations for living room set-ups.
A home study that’s conducive for work and productivity.
Contrary to what many might think, task light is not the only lighting type required in the home office or study. As a matter of fact, layered lighting is essential in this area not only for simple work area illumination, but as well to create an environment that alleviates stress, thereby increasing productivity. Ambient lighting in the home study can be very effective in lowering the risk for migraines and eye strain as well. The best types include floor lamps that are combined with wall sconces.
A kitchen that makes cooking such a pleasure.
One of the highly dynamic areas of home is the kitchen – it’s probably the one part of the house wherein action is a constant. Food preparation requires care and precision which won’t be possible without good lighting. To make the kitchen always conducive for action-packed cooking sessions, ensure that there is sufficient task lighting: under-the-cabinet lights and pendant lights lined over counter tops are great ways to illuminate work areas, making them safe for tasks like chopping, slicing, and the like.