The Ultimate Guide to Lighting Your Home in 2022

There is no secret that your home lighting can make or mar the overall aesthetics of your home. It is like the last piece of the puzzle which completes the picture and brings a space into life. Modern home lighting is no more limited to functionality. It is all about utility meeting design and aesthetics.

Lucky for you, we have come up with a brief guide that will help you understand everything you must know about home lighting.

Different Types of Home Lighting 

  • Ambient Lighting 

Ambient Lighting also referred to as general lighting, is the primary source of lighting in your home. It is the light you would be using to replace natural light after its dark to navigate around the room. In today’s contemporary world, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing ambient lighting for your home. Fittings like chandeliers, wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights and track lighting are all examples of ambient lighting.

  • Task lighting

As the name suggests, task lighting is used to perform specific tasks like cooking, reading, writing, sewing etc. Unlike the ambient light which lights up the whole space, task lights focus on a particular area. Keep in mind that task lighting cannot be used in place of ambient lighting as the main source of light in a room as they aren’t powerful enough. Portable desk lamps, pendant lighting, table lamps, vanity lights and under-cabinet lighting are some common examples of task lighting that you can consider introducing into your home design.

  • Accent Lighting 

Once you have figured out your ambient and task lighting, you can then focus on accent lighting. Accent lighting is used to add a real oomph and drama to a space. It can be used to highlight a certain area of the room that you are most proud of. You can highlight a painting in the room, a sculpture or your eccentric couch that you want everyone to notice as soon as they enter your living room.
So, accent lighting is great if you want to add character and depth to your space and make it tell a tale. Some popular examples of accent lighting are wall sconces, floodlights, chandeliers with dimmers and direct track lights.

Different Light Fixtures 

Different light fixtures can be used in different areas of your space to set up the mood of a space. Here are some contemporary light fixtures that you can consider introducing into your home design. 

  1. Floor Lamps

Floor lamps add character and drama to a space. You can consider installing a floor lamp next to your living room couch and let it be the main source of lighting in the living room. A pro tip is to use a warm white bulb inside the floor lamp to give your room a cosy and intimate vibe.

  1. Chandeliers

Chandeliers instantly elevate the aesthetics of a room and make it look posh and stylish. Today, home décor stores have chandeliers in various shapes, sizes and costs, making it easy for you to incorporate them into your space. A pro tip is to invest in chandeliers with dimmers as this will help you control the intensity of the light in a room and you can use it as mood lighting. You can install chandeliers in your living room, dining room, bedroom and your bathroom.

  1. Pendant Lights 

Pendant lights add character to a space and accentuate the overall aesthetics of a room. These lights are a great addition in rooms which have a higher ceiling. You can use one to two pendant lights above your dining table to make it easy for your guests to have their meal or you can even use them above your kitchen island.

  1. Wall sconces

Wall sconces add a royal touch and an old-world charm to your space. You can consider installing them in your bedroom, under the staircase or to highlight artwork in your dining room.

Home lighting is a big investment and hence you must have sound knowledge about it before you go to a home décor store and splurge on lighting for your new space.

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