Why is choosing the right lighting for your home so important?
With great lighting the ambiance of a room can instantly be transformed from dull and dreary to just right. Achieving the right balance between style and functionality comes down to what is right for each room and its purpose. It can be hard to know where to start when selecting your lighting products so, here are a few things to consider when deciding what to buy:
Ambience and colour
Complement your interior decoration from your finishings to wall colour with the correct lighting products. Using layered lighting and dimmer switches can easily take your room from functional day time living to peaceful and calming for the evening. A combination of multi-level lighting such as chandeliers or spotlights or wall lights and floor lamps will allow the perfect transition to any required setting for your mood.
Choosing your lighting solutions can play a big part in how your finished room looks. Brighter lights can enhance the room and make it look more spacious whilst dim lighting can make the room seem cosier.
“Light is the magical ingredient that makes or breaks a space; it’s one of the most important elements”.
Space and direction
Consider how much natural light you already have in your space and let it work to your advantage when selecting lighting for your home. Your north facing living room will need more lighting than your south facing study so, achieving the right balance can be crucial. You can easily adapt the intensity of light by installing bulbs with less wattage and adding stylish wall lights in contrast to all-encompassing spot lights.
Statement and ceiling lighting are the best way to provide stylish solutions that will bring both warmth and brightness into your living space. Whilst, accent lights can draw attention to a focal point such as artwork or your fireplace or something else unique. You may opt for task lighting which is utilised for a specific needs such as workspaces or reading nooks. Maximise your product selection and make sure each light you install will be useful to your room’s needs.
From altering the mood of a room to transforming the perception of room size, lighting can be the true game changer of your home’s interiors. Discover our full lighting collection and choose from stylish and innovative designs online or in-store at our Northwood showroom.
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