7 Tricks to Perfect Lighting in Your Home

Lighting your Drees home properly is key in setting a mood and providing proper balance for functionality. Lighting your home should be thoughtfully considered when you are making design choices to reflect what type of ambiance you’d like to set for each room in your home.  Always remember that lighting serves 3 core functions in your home: ambiance, aesthetics, and seeing better in your home for general tasks.  When updating or making selections for your new home keep these 7 insights in mind:

  • Decorate your home with large mirrors. This will reflect your existing lighting so that the room is more well-lit without the need to have additional bulbs or fixtures. It will also make small spaces look larger.
  • Lighting serves as a welcome guide in corridors, stairwells and transition areas, providing a bright atmosphere where there is usually no natural light brings the space to life. Keep this in mind when making selections for your new home.
  • Don’t focus too much on the fixture itself. What you should really think about most is what you’re lighting—how light lands on a surface, what it does to the space.
  • Lighting  is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a room. Proper lighting can highlight a room’s assets and help disguise its shortcomings, increase function and set a mood.
  • Variety. The key is to have a range of lighting heights and locations. You don’t want to have only table lamps or only floor lamps with light all on one level. Instead, have a mix that includes a light on top of a shelf and something low, like a glowing cube on the floor—which also adds a nice, contemplative touch.
  • Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to only be utilitarian.  Wall sconces can provide washes of light against the exterior walls of your home to create ambiance in the evening hours.
  • Use dimmer switches to give a range of light from subtly dim to full brightness to illuminate an entire room. This also saves energy!

Lighting your home should be a thoughtful process and reflect your personality! Please check out Progress Lighting for products, and as a resource for information.

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