Light is a vital part of our lives. It has the ability to help us see more clearly, feel positive and vibrant. In a sense, it adds value to the energy that is present around us. While natural light is undoubtedly a blessing, we need artificial light as well. Especially to create a feeling of warmth and a sense of awareness. Thus, it is very important for you to choose the right kind of lighting for your home.
Making the right choice
While choosing the lighting for your home, several elements come into play. To make your choice simpler, it is important for you to recognise that your light fixture must be placed in a space that is useful for you, while suiting your budget, and taste in terms of its design, colour, size, etc. The right kind of lighting creates a balance in your home, and harmonizes the atmosphere. While it is used to highlight certain areas, it could also be used to create a sense of clarity and warmth, where there is a lack of natural light. It is necessary to ensure that the lighting is neither too harsh, nor too mild, but more balanced in order to emanate a positive feeling whenever it is switched on.
Efficiency and effectiveness
Another undeniably important factor while choosing your lighting, is the efficiency of your fixture. Make sure you don’t miss out on considering the fact that the lighting you choose should run on a minimum amount of energy to produce a sufficient amount of light. By making this conscious choice, you contribute to the environment by consuming less energy, and saving more, every single day.
The other factor to consider, is the effectiveness of the light fixture. This can be done by ensuring that the light is fixed at the right places, and only wherever necessary. For this, you require careful and thoughtful planning, as per your lighting requirement. For instance, the kitchen needs overhead lighting, while the living room and bedroom could be made brighter with selective lighting.
Adding light to your home
While you go about illuminating your home, keep in mind the four ways to make the most out of your choice.
- Bring in ambient lighting. Ambient lighting is soft and diffused light, which creates a sense of warmth.
- Make the most of task lighting. With task lighting, you can easily and effectively carry out tasks in specific areas of your home.
- Add charm with accent lighting. Accent lighting helps highlight certain areas only. For example, a painting or a photo corner.
- Welcome some decorative lighting. Decorative lighting is meant to look good, and make things look more defined, while also adding aesthetic appeal to your home.
Before brightening up your home, it helps to keep in mind the fact that the lighting should first appeal to the person living in that space. It is a priority to understand what type of lighting the person is comfortable with, and then start the process of choosing. The second thing that one should keep in mind is the design of the space. This will be vital in ensuring that the light fixtures go well with the rest of the theme, while adding to the design rather than taking away from it. The fixture also needs to gel with the overall design and help in enhancing the design elements in a way that makes it look better. Lastly, bring in the brightness without compromising on efficiency, aesthetic appeal or energy savings.
Welcome the light.