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Choosing The Right Lighting For Your Home
28 Nov 2014

Choosing The Right Lighting For Your Home

When it comes to choosing lighting for your home, it can be easy to assume that anything will do However it is important to think about your needs and the needs of your room. At the end of the day you want your lighting to look good, but it also has a practical job to do.

Lighting specialists Wattlite recommend that people consider what they want the lighting in each room to be like. You might want some rooms to be brighter than others. By knowing what your lighting aims are, you can make shopping for your lighting options a much easier task.


Multi-Use Rooms


When it comes to rooms, you might want to consider multi-lighting choices. For example you might want decent lighting for your bedroom but sometimes you'll want something that is much more subtle. So when you are looking at lighting for a room you might want to look at main lighting as well as lamps and wall lighting where needed.


Exterior Lighting


When considering lighting for our home, we tend to think about the lighting that we need for the inside of our home. Whilst this is essential it is important to remember that the outside of your home needs considering too. Not only do you need lighting as a safety measure but it helps to make your home more secure. Security lights are a good choice for this because they are only activated when there is motion to set them off. This stops your neighbours from being disturbed and helps to keep down the cost of your electricity bills.


Lighting Depending On The Room


The room you are shopping for will make a massive difference to the lighting that you need to buy. For living rooms you will probably want something bright so that the room isn't dark when you're spending time in there. Bathrooms and kitchens need lighting that is going to help you carry out tasks. You might want to consider lights that can are directional or connected to dimmer switches so that they can be adjusted to be perfectly suited to your needs. Bedrooms will probably want much more subtle lighting and bedside lamps are pretty much consider essential.


Lighting That Looks Good


As much as lighting has a practical use, you also want something that looks good. If you have a dining room or a large hallway then you can use lighting to create a centrepiece for this. Chandeliers or other lighting designs that hang down from the ceiling can work well for this.

These don't always give out as much lighting as you might like (check the watt details before you buy) but they look good and in certain rooms that is more than enough.

Lighting doesn't have to be complicated as long as you look into things properly and consider what you are buying. If you are worried about the environment and/or the cost of your electrical bills then investing in low energy light bulbs could be worthwhile. These sometimes cost a little more but as they last longer they work out much better value for money in the long run.

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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