One of the best ways to improve the interior design of your home is to focus on choosing the right lighting fixtures to brighten your space. Your home can be made of the best materials with the perfect paint colours, but without good lighting, you can’t showcase other interior design details.
There are a variety of different lighting fixtures to choose from, such as:
- Recessed or canned lights
- Rope lights
- Wall sconces
- Vanity lights
- Lamps; for desks, side tables, nightstands, or floor lamps
- Ceiling fans
- Flush mounts
It’s important that you choose the right lighting for the right space. Some lighting works better in some areas than in others. Here are some brief guidelines to help you decide what to do in your home:
- Always choose lighting for practicality first. Don’t chose an option for its design appeal. If the aesthetics and functionality are both spot on, that’s perfect. Don’t install something that isn’t going to be functional.
- You can use lighting to create the ambiance that you want for each room. Rope lighting can be used as task lighting under upper kitchen counters to help you see better when you’re working in the kitchen. It can also be the lighting you use at night or when having company over to dim the lighting and give it a more cozy or romantic feeling.
Most types of lighting have a place in your home, so unless there is something that you really don’t want to have installed, consider each of these options as a good way to add variety and flare to each room. Use your lighting fixtures to add a carefully-planned design element into each space.