The lighting in your home is an essential component of the overall interior design. It can affect the whole look of a room, changing the colours and feel of the space, as well as its ease of use. Ensuring you have good lighting in each room is important when designing your home. To help with each room, the following is a rough guide outlining lighting in different rooms.
The bathroom is both a place to relax and a place to clean and get ready. It is important to ensure good illumination but also give users the option of a more ambient atmosphere. Most people choose lighting with multiple functions to accommodate. A popular choice is a heat, fan and lighting combination, which offers a fan to remove moisture, a heater for a brighter, warmer light and a normal light for everyday activities. Dimming lights are also good in the bathroom as you can adjust the strength of the lighting to suit what you are doing.
Practicality is key in the kitchen. In regards to lighting, this means bright, broad illumination. Task lighting to pick out specific working areas and ambient lighting to cover the general area are both very important in the kitchen. Whether you are preparing food, cooking or simply looking for the bread, good lighting in the kitchen that highlights key areas and keeps the area at a good level of brightness at all times is vital.
Areas like the bedroom, dining room and living room all require lighting that is not too harsh but makes everyday tasks easier. Generally speaking, ambient (or general) lighting is the most important illumination required in these spaces. However, accent lighting can also be important in these spaces as the décor can often be a prominent part of the room. Accent lighting is all about aesthetics, drawing the eye to plants, paintings, prized possessions or even interesting architecture. A combination of ambient and accent lighting can bring the room together.
For more advice regarding interior design and lighting, get in touch with Darren James Interiors today.