1. Use under-cabinet lighting to add a touch of elegance
In the same way that accent lights in closets and dressers draw attention to clothing and accessories, under-cabinet lighting can draw attention to your kitchen’s decorative details. Strap LED lighting helps create an atmosphere of warmth and coziness in an otherwise cold kitchen with hard surfaces and boring appliances. Brighten up dark corner cabinets and display your glassware and dishes with this lighting strip.
2. Cast a gentle glow with frosted bulbs
Stepping into your bathroom to a bright light can ruin the relaxing feel you’re looking to achieve. Installing frosted bulb lights goes a long way toward ensuring you have no harsh lighting in your bathroom. The diffused light is perfect for helping to create an inviting atmosphere. They are perfect for fitting chandeliers, wall sconces and pendant lights.
3. Swap out light bulbs for recessed lighting
When recessed ceiling lighting comes to mind, it is often thought of as an industrial-like feature, but home builders are now adding recessed lights in bedrooms. The feeling of the sun’s natural light in the morning, replicated in your bedroom with recessed lighting, is unique. In addition, the wide coverage angle of recessed and consistent color temperatures can convert a harsh, stark room into a tranquil, soft one.
4. Liven up your bathroom by installing mirror lighting
Dressing rooms and bathrooms are the most common places for mirrors because we use them to touch up our makeup or shave. Mirror lighting is an excellent substitute for the conventional approach of supplementing traditional lighting with overhead fixtures. Backlit mirrors are a popular choice for the application because of their versatility in the layout and styling of the mirror or bathroom vanity.
5. Hang pendant lights in kitchen workspace areas
Augmenting your kitchen’s overhead lighting with a hanging pendant light gives more theme to the decor of your culinary area. Countertops and work areas are places most suited for these utilitarian lighting solutions. Suspended above the workspace and close to eye level, these pendants offer task lighting that is best for working on food preparation and other kitchen tasks.
6. Add a dimmer switch to control brightness and energy
Not all of us live in the same style, but if you want to change the lighting in your home because of your mood or lifestyle, dimmer switches can offer a simple solution. Dimming can be useful to change a room’s mood or reduce the overall lighting. The best dimmer switches have maximum brightness control and operation but minimal energy consumption.
7. Create a lighting focal point
Apart from the overhead lighting, you can add a centerpiece lamp to create a focal point in your room. Even with many accent spotlights, the effect is subtle and doesn’t overwhelm the room. Giving the eye something to focus on will highlight the other accessories in your room, like the furniture and pictures on the walls. It also allows you to put less light into the corners, where the eye tends to wander.
8. Get smart with ambient light sensors
Remembering to turn off lights in your home often takes unnecessary effort and can even be a chore. Install lights with motion-sensing technology to avoid wasting money on extra energy bills monthly. This intelligent tool won’t wake you up in the middle of the night if you forget to turn off a light, but it will give a quiet notification if someone is home and turn on a light.
9. Enhance the light with reflective surfaces
Shiny objects and polished surfaces in your home reflect light, which leads to dazzling brightness levels if there are no light blockers. Glass, mirrors, glossy floors and metallic finishes create a light-filled environment. The strategic placement of these reflective surfaces can help you better control the light level in a room. Fixtures and furniture placed in front or behind a surface will also reflect light, making it easier to see in the room.
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