Lighten up Your Home with Well Chosen Illumination

I just realized I had been writing a lot on fixing up living space, choosing furniture etc. It's a great interest of mine and I think mo... thumbnail 1 summary
I just realized I had been writing a lot on fixing up living space, choosing furniture etc. It's a great interest of mine and I think most homemakers are interested in making their homes comfortable, functional and beautiful.

Here's another thing you can add to brighten up your home - the right lighting fixtures! A good choice of lighting is just like a right jewelry or accessory. It creates the mood of your room, adds drama and provides comfort and safety. To start know more about lighting, check out this wikipedia article on lighting. Bear in mind the three light sources classified according to intended use, general or ambient, task lighting, and accent lighting.

General or ambient lighting is intended to illuminate a general area. It brightens a whole area indirectly . This could be a basic lamp on a floor or a ceiling fixture.Task lighting helps you do something like read, sew under focused lighting. Accent lighting on the other hand highlights a decorative object like landscapes or paintings.

Experiment with different bulbs to achieve the brightness, warmth of tone or clarity of light you want for your room. Forecast lighting has a variety of options for general lighting. Floor lamps, chandeliers, wall lighting are excellent for entertainment and living spaces. Low pendant styles or candle-style chandeliers are great in creating dining-room intimacy.

For the kitchen, make sure you have an efficiently lit room. Use under cabinet lighting to illuminate your working area and choose halogen bulbs so you can accurately see your food's colors. For the bedroom, use general and task lighting. It would provide a relaxing atmosphere so you can have a better rest. A great tip: use mounted lamps so you'll have more space on your nightstand.

If you are living in the tropics or if your room has poor ventilation, it would be a good choice to install a ceiling fan. The breeze generated by ceiling fans can make your room a few degrees cooler and will save you from air conditioning expenses. Choose fans depending on where you will install it and consider how the room's lighting as well as ceiling color will work with the fan.

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