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Interior Lighting Ideas For Homes

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

Nothing impresses us quite the way lighting does! And if you’re entertaining, apart from your bucket loads of charm, good wine and great cooking, nothing has the potential to make your guests feel more welcome than the good lighting in your home. Designing with light has never been an easier task, and it's always enjoyable! Click images for details.

When it comes to home lighting, the potentials are limited only by your imagination. A good lighting plan could help in making your home more attractive by combining both style and function. Here are a few types of indoor lighting and what they can do for your home. Click images for details

Ambient Lighting

Provides overall lighting and a comfortable level of brightness, and allows you and your guests to see and move about safely.

Task Lighting

Helps you perform a precise activity, such as reading or playing games as well. Click images for details.

Accent Lighting

Creates an awesome mood and adds interest to a room by highlighting certain areas and objects, such as paintings, walls, plants and collectables.

Decorative Lighting

Not necessarily essential lighting, think chandeliers, candelabras and candles. Grey oversized chandeliers are fast catching on as lighting fixtures of the moment.

Tips for Dining Rooms

Use one or more fixtures to light the room. Layer with light from a selection of sources to get the most flexibility required for creating special moods in the room.

Using dimmers and layering with light allows you to use the brilliant light you require while setting your table, and then carry the light down when your guests arrive. Click images for details.

For a stylish setting, blend candlelight and lesser levels of electric light sources all over the room. Dim every group of lights separately to make a variety of dining moods

Tips for Living Rooms

Use layers of light, wall washers, down lights, and accent lights on dimmers to make a medley of possible effects – from spacious to intimate.

Place light sources at a variety of heights within the room (ceiling, table, floor) to add image interest and human scale.

Use translucent shades on table lamps to add to the ambient light level.

Tips for Kitchens

Use white fluorescent bulbs to improve cool colours like grey and blue, use white bulbs to enhance warm colours like yellow, red, and beige or to balance wood cabinets. Click images for details

Try fluorescent under cabinet fixtures at the border of your cabinets to illuminate your workspace and decrease shadows in food preparation areas.

Consider dense fluorescent down-lights for universal lighting to help reduce heat and electric bills.

Industrial lighting looks great in kitchen spaces and is quite the trend this year!

Tips for Bedrooms

Break the room into several zones by lighting and switch them separately, and then regulate accordingly for the mood you want to set.

Provide light for reading by selecting swing-arm or flexible bedside lamps.

Use night-lights to give you the and your household the facility to see in the dark if you require getting up during the night.

Tips for Vanity Rooms

Assuming you have enough space to have a vanity room, place a strip or bulb lights around your mirror to improve visibility and reduce shadows for shaving and applying make-up. Select a couple of decorative wall scones to flank the mirror. Click images for details

To make the room more inviting, try to dim all incandescent and halogen sources and keep a scented candle burning.

Click images for details and be sure to take a look at our feature wall ideas on the Our Picks page

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