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The kitchen is often the heart of a home. It’s not just where you come together to prepare and eat meals—it sometimes pulls double duty as a schoolwork station, or it can serve as a place to complete work projects or crafts. To accommodate all of these needs, your kitchen needs to have good, adaptable lighting. That means selecting the right lighting fixtures that both suit the space and provide the amount of light you need, where you need it. So, how do you choose the right kitchen light fixture(s)? Consider the kitchen When selecting a new lamp or lamps
Bulky fixtures, scarce outlets, and a lack of ceiling and wall fixtures can hinder good lighting in any space, but they can make things especially tricky in a small room. Lighting is key to making a small space seem bigger than it is, as well as for creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Shine some light into your cozy nooks, your vertically-challenged loft spaces, your tiny cubbyhole of a bed-, powder-, or living room with these tips: 1. Utilize low-profile wall and overhead fixtures In tight rooms, and especially those with low ceilings, limit your lamp selection to slim fixtures
Ceilings are considered ‘low’ when they are under 8 feet (2.4 metres) because of how little vertical space you have to play with before light fixtures start becoming a hazard to taller residents and guests. Whether they are in your attic, your basement, or your entire home, low ceilings can mean making compromises when it comes to your lighting design. Improperly lit low ceilings can easily result in inadvertent, unflattering pools of high-contrast lighting. Inconsistent or overly bright lighting can also make it harder to see what you are doing, especially in areas such as basements and attics—rooms that are
When it comes to lighting your home, every room has its own unique set of considerations, from fixture placement to bulb brightness and colour. Whether you’re simply looking for ways to improve your home lighting design or are creating a fresh lighting plan for a brand new home, our Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home will help shed some light on common concerns, and help you craft a solution that works for you and your space. Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important
Pendant lighting isn’t so much a lighting design trend as it is an enduring classic. The shifting popularity of various colours and materials may change the overall style, but thanks to its easy-to-update nature, pendant lighting remains a useful and versatile source of illumination in many homes. Let’s take a look closer look: Fixtures The overall silhouette of a pendant lamp remains largely unchanged despite other updates in style, so if it’s just the pendant you’re unhappy with, it’s easy to upgrade your current lamp with a new shade or cover. 2018 styles embrace an updated vintage look for pendant
You’ve carefully selected a piece of artwork that you love, and now you want to do it justice by lighting it properly. After all, correctly lighting artwork ensures that your investment gets the attention it deserves, and is essential for showing off the nuances and details that make it so special. This is where accent lighting comes in. Since lighting has such a significant impact on our mood, and ultimately our overall impression of something, you can use it to really punch up a piece by highlighting details and eliciting a more powerful response. Keep reading to get our tips
Have you moved into your new flat only to find it’s darker and dingier than you remember? Or maybe you’ve simply grown tired of the lack of natural light in your current home? Either way, a lack of natural light can impact your productivity, your health and well-being, and even your energy use. Not having enough windows can be a big problem when it comes to letting the light in, but a lack of windows isn’t the only thing that makes a space dark. Paint color, curtains, decor, and bad lighting are all contributing factors that can be easily fixed.
Regardless of what you call it – recessed lighting, downlighting, pot lighting, or can lighting – it has been increasing in popularity in recent years. And for good reason—it’s easy to combine with other types of lighting to create a layered look, and it helps to add ambience to any room. Recessed lighting is an extremely versatile lighting option that can help you create a well-lit space in your home, but it’s also easy to do it badly, especially if you don’t intend to seek help from a professional, such as a handyman or electrician, or do a little advanced
Given that the average person will sleep for roughly one third of their life, your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s a respite for you to relax in, and it deserves more than a little of your attention when it comes to lighting design. Since light is one of the driving forces behind our circadian rhythms (our daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness), properly managing it in the space where you rest your head is all the more important. Here’s how you can ensure a properly-lit bedroom: Lighting Zones While it’s generally not recommended
There are a lot of factors that go into creating a well-lit room, but if you’re not well-versed in lighting, creating an attractive and functional space can be a little mystifying. If you can tell that something is missing but can’t quite put your finger on it, we can shine some light on the secrets that can help you make every room in your home well-lit: The function of the room Lighting zones Light sources Dimmable lights Let’s get started. 1. Room Function How you intend to use a room is one of the most important things to consider when