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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

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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

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

The kitchen is one of the most frequently used, highly functional spaces in our homes. We do more than just cook and eat in our kitchens, which means this room requires a range of light sources and types to create an inviting and practical atmosphere in which to work and live. One of the most common mistakes people make when designing their kitchen lighting is to try to light the room using a single fixture or a fixed grid of lamps, which can create uneven light distribution, glare, and cast shadows on your work surface. The key to lighting your

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Bathroom lighting is easy to overlook when you’re creating a plan for your home lighting design. It may seem like a good place to cut costs when upgrading your lamps, but bathroom lighting plays an important role in our daily routines. Whether you need bright light to help wake you up while you’re getting ready in the morning or something soft and relaxing to aid you unwind in the bath at the end of the day, a properly lit bathroom can make all the difference. Here are our tips for lighting your bathroom: Lighting the Space Bathrooms are typically smaller

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Your living room is one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s also typically one of the first rooms you enter, which means it needs to be lit well while keeping both function and form in mind. Balancing these two characteristics can be tricky given the living room’s ability to act as the setting for a variety of activities, including everything from reading alone to hosting a party. Living room lighting needs to be able to accommodate the type of living you do (or want to do) while using the room. Get started with our best living room

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Light is one of the primary driving forces behind our circadian rhythms, and it has a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. Bedroom lighting is often overlooked when planning your home’s lighting design—after all, it’s a room where darkness is usually the goal—but it’s important to manage light properly in your bedroom to make it easier for you to wake up in the morning and fall asleep at night. Keep reading our our bedroom lighting ideas. Layering Light Like every space, layering the three basic types of lighting will help you make the most of your bedroom lighting

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Your garden is a space to be enjoyed, even into the evening when the light starts to fade. You may feel limited by the lighting options currently available to you—outdoor lighting can sometimes be restricted to nothing more than a single porch light or security lamp—but enhancing your garden with the proper illumination it deserves is an easy way to convert it into a usable space at any hour. The Intention Behind the Illumination When it comes to your garden, you need to look at what fixtures and outlets are available, the layout of the garden, current usage patterns, and

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Basements can range in size from large to small—if you have one at all. After all, there locations where it isn’t practical to keep space underground, and having to contend with flooding for more than half the year is hardly worth the effort. But if you do have a basement or cellar (or basement apartment), there’s a good chance it gets the least amount of natural light of any room in your home. This presents some unique challenges when it comes to creating a lighting plan. What you use your basement for entirely depends on its size and what type

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

As the entrance to your home, the entryway or foyer acts primarily as a functional space. People use it to enter or exit, put down their things, remove or put on shoes and coats, and pass through to the rest of the house or the outside world. Because it is often only briefly used, it can be easily overlooked when it comes to lighting. This area acts as more than simply the introduction to your home for guests; it is also the light that welcomes you at the end of the day and sends you off at the start, which

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

One of the advantages of having a home office—aside from being able to work in your pajamas—is that you have a lot of control over how your space looks. No matter how you use your home office, you can create a workspace that perfectly suits your needs from both a functional and an aesthetic standpoint. One of the most important aspects of any workspace is good lighting. Here are some tips for creating the right lighting to build yourself a workable space and a productive atmosphere: Types of Lighting Before you begin, look at the amount of lighting available, from

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Dining rooms are a gathering place in most homes, and as such, their lighting should foster an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, as well as create an ambience that encourages good conversation and make the room and its inhabitants look good. Whether you entertain often or prefer to dine solo, properly lighting your dining room can make meal time a more relaxing experience. Keep reading to get our best dining room lighting ideas. Types of Lighting There are three main types of lighting you can (and should) layer in most rooms for proper illumination. Depending on the room, its size,

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