Proper lighting can truly brighten up your life. But most of the time we give it least priority. In this blog, we will take up some simple tips to light up your home and life, well.
Why do we need lights?
Apart from making things visible, lights tone up the aesthetics and ambiance of the house.
It’s important to set goals for the lighting needs of each room in the house. Determining these goals will help you get the correct lighting.
Summing it up, lights of each room must set a mood to help you with the work that room is meant for.
While you plan your lighting break it into these three criteria
- Task light
- Ambiance or Show light
- Generic lights
Task lights, as the name suggests, help serve a specific purpose, these are generally placed near shelves in the drawing room, kitchen, dressing rooms, on top of paintings, etc.
Task lights also include the safety lights that will helps you walk at night.
Ambiance or show light
These are the decorative lights that hide behind false ceilings. Covered lamps that give our rooms a distinct look and the lights that highlight sections of walls or focus on a painting or sculpture again fall on this category.
These lights are usually planned during the construction process and it’s better to consult an interior decorator while planning them. If you are planning a ‘Do it Yourself’ project, just make sure if the light is itself a highlight or it is supposed to highlight something else.
These are the lights that you cannot do without. These lights flood the room with light. Efficient led lights are a good option for this purpose.
As we talk about lights we must also make sure that we are optimizing daylight. As a simple tip, tint your west side windows a bit more than others.
Hope you liked the simple ideas on deciding and planning lighting for your home.