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Quick Tips to Improve Your Home Lighting

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Improve Home Lighting

Good home lighting serves more than one function in your home. Not only is it crucial for your eye health, it also lends atmosphere, and, if done well, can make your home look great. A few minor changes can make a dramatic difference and transform your home. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are some useful tricks that will help your home shine.

Analyze Your Homes Lighting
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Analyze Your Space

The first thing you need to do is figure out your needs and what you have to work with. The most important thing about lighting is that it needs to be functional. Depending on its use, different spaces demand different levels of brightness and warmth. Direct lighting is great for places where you need a strong, bright light – for instance, your desk, or the kitchen. Indirect, ambiance lights create a softer, cozier atmosphere great for relaxation. And, if you have children, remember to add night lights, necessary to keep fear at bay, but also for changing diapers and other, similar needs.

Add Different Light Bulb Options

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Image Source: Pixabay – Light Bulb Options

While the rooms of your house have certain general functions, it’s still great to have options. Perhaps there are times when you need a strong bright light in your living room and other times when you unwind there and want a softer light? Installing dimmers is an excellent and very affordable way to add some versatility. Another good solution is to have multiple light sources. For instance, you can have one stronger, overhead fixture, and several smaller, ambiance or accent lights, such as floor or table lamps, rope lights or wall sconces. Depending on your activities and mood, you can use all or just some of these lights in different combinations to satisfy your exact needs at any given moment.

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Optimize Your Daylight Use

Having good artificial light is important, but it’s much nicer if you don’t have to use it during the day. To do that, you need to use your natural light in an optimal way. One of the most common mistakes in dark homes is using opaque curtains. Instead of completely or partially blocking the light, why not use blinds? Another trick to add light are mirrors and other reflective surfaces that will bounce and disperse light through the house. The easiest way to incorporate a mirror is to place one directly opposite from your window, but they can be used in a host of different ways. Another great trick is to replace the doors between the rooms with glass ones.

Invest in Fixtures

Invest in Fixtures
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Updating the fixtures in your home, if done well, is a great investment that will do wonders for your home. You don’t have to change all of them, but if you have fixtures that are old, inefficient, or just plain ugly, you should change them. When choosing new fixtures, think about the overall style of your décor, the purpose of the light in a particular room, and aesthetics. A beautiful fixture, such as a chandelier in your dining room can really add a special touch and elevate its style. If you have any dark and unused corners, lighting it with a pretty lamp might transform it into a beautiful and functional nook. You can save money by getting the multifunctional lighting you can find online with lights for your bathroom and kill two birds with one stone. The options are endless and easily customizable depending on your needs. More and more people from Australia are choosing custom home builders from Brisbane to help them in making sure their home is functional.

Carefully considered lighting can enhance your space immeasurably. Don’t rush into it, think about your needs and look for inspiration on the internet or in interior design magazines.

Emma Joyce

Blogger at Smooth Decorator
Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.

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  1. Martz

    May 3, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Awesome post, I really like that.. You are incredible 🙂


  2. Joel

    May 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Updating lighting fixtures is by far one of the best (and easiest) things you can do to increase your home’s appeal. I’m always surprised when I look at listings that will have a room with fresh paint and accessories, but still have the original lighting fixtures. I don’t know if this is because homeowners think that changing fixtures is more difficult than it really is, or if it’s a lack of awareness of the importance of good lighting. Either way, it’s an easy fix in most cases.


  3. rexfordjoan

    May 8, 2017 at 3:12 am

    It was a very nice idea! Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared. Just continue writing this kind of post. I will be your loyal reader. Thanks again.


  4. Richard

    June 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    As a seller of shabby chic and french style furniture, lighting is absolutely key to finishing off the link in any room whether its bedroom, living room or the kitchen. Even in my showroom, lighting is key to show off my products. Excellent tips here for everyone!


  5. Shutters london

    July 21, 2017 at 3:18 am

    It was a good idea. I really appreciate of doing this. Will look forward to your next post. Thanks!


  6. Eva

    January 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Great post! An awesome tip is to “layer” the lighting in the room, by not only relying on the overhead lights. A variety of light sources make the common areas more flexible and so much cozier!


  7. Rogers ROy

    March 12, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Fabulous post. Having the right lighting is very important. Your idea is fantastic. Thanks for sharing this.


  8. Hemant Masarangi

    March 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Awesome tips! Lightings sure do transform the overall feel of the house and so does the landscape. Thanks for your awesome article.


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