How to choose the perfect lamp for your home?
Track light are often used to provide a spotlight on artistic objects in the house. Available in yellow and white light, it provides warm light but can get hot to touch. Furthermore, it consumes high levels of energy.
Tips on choosing lights for different areas of the house:
The entryway is the first place your guests will see in your home, which means you’ll want to make it friendly and inviting. Don’t pick a bunch of task lights and accent lights to shed brightness in certain areas of the room. Instead, try mounting a chandelier in the middle of the ceiling (this works well with tall ceilings).
Communal spaces like living rooms are where diverse activities are carried out. Create an inviting mood by subtly combining general lighting(Linear light , ceiling light , spot light) along with accent lights. The living room is made for entertainment or relaxation. With that being said, you’ll want to be able to have access to bright light if needed, but you won’t want to use the bright light all the time. Here, floor lamps, table lamps, and sconces will be your best friends.
You can also mix and match with table lamps and floor lamps. However, do note that if the living room is small, one general light is enough to illuminate the room. On the other hand, if you have a high ceiling, choose a larger lamp pendant. The layering technique works for living rooms as well; you can add a downlight to provide more lighting to darker corners of the room.
The dining room needs a bright enough light for you to converse and eat at the dinner table comfortably; that does not mean you should go out and purchase LED lights!
Dining rooms need to be a comfortable place where the family can gather and chat over meals. To achieve an inviting atmosphere, have the main lights hang right in the middle of the dining room. Instead, try placing a chandelier directly in the middle of the dining room table. If you don’t like the look of a chandelier get a couple of pendant lights and hang them over the dining room table; remember, don’t get extremely low pendant lights, you don’t want to be hitting your head on them consistently.
The kitchen can be difficult to light, as different areas of the room require different lighting schemes. For instance, you’ll want to put bright lighting(downlight and ceiling light) over the kitchen island, but you’ll want to have dimmer lighting in areas of the kitchen that are not used as often.
General lighting with good light intensity is crucial for the kitchen area. Ensure the kitchen is well-lit by installing sufficient lights. Add supplementary lighting under the hanging cabinet or cooker hood.
The bedroom needs warm lighting, nothing more. You’ll want to center the room around task lighting, that way you’ll be able to read while relaxing, or watch television with a table lamp on by your bedside table.
The bedroom is a place where light becomes a necessity. Sconces and bright LED spot lights are recommended above the mirrors in the bathroom, as these areas are key focal points in the bathroom.
Choose lights that give off a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Wall lights and table lamps are good choices for bedrooms. You may also want to choose lights with a special setting that allows a dimming function.