When it comes to interior design, homeowners spend a lot of time picking out couches, curtains and paint colors, but they don’t typically spend a lot of time thinking about lighting. The lighting in a room can really change the atmosphere and make it much more appealing to the eye.
“Lighting is important because of the intimacy it creates,” says interior and lighting designer Linda Allen.
Here are some popular lighting strategies that you can take advantage of to make your home look beautiful.
When you want to highlight a certain area of feature in a room, the best way to do that is with accents. Adjustable lights usually work the best so they can be directed to the points of interest for highlighting. According to HGTV, in order for accent lighting to work, the lighting needs to supply about five times as much light on the focal point as the surrounding general light.
Pendant lighting is great for hanging over certain features, such as countertops or dining room tables. It not only draws the high to the focal point, it does so to the area above it as well. Pendant lights are great for making a statement. According to Virtually Staging Properties, Pendant lights should be hung roughly 30 to 36 inches above the top of the table to give it the perfect look.
Light timers make it easy on the homeowner to have beautiful lighting without having to think about it. You can set the timer to dim your lights in the morning, get brighter during the evening, and even completely shut off during the day. Your home will look beautiful 24 hours a day with very minimal effort on your part when you set your lighting to timers or dimmers.
These lighting tips are great for anyone looking to make their home feel more intimate and inviting. These tips are also great for home staging as potential buyers will be drawn to the beautiful lighting as they tour your home.