Did you Know: Lighting Tips for your Home

Lighting can truly make or break a space. Lighting is about so much more than just functionality; light is decorative, light makes a statement – lighting changes your home.

Today, we’re sharing with you a few tips and lighting facts that you may not have known before.

Brighter rooms feel larger. That’s right, the brighter a room, the larger it feels. This is due in part to the fact that a ‘darker’ room is going to naturally feel tighter and more cramped... where adding in light brightens and opens up the entire space, making it not only feel larger, but more inviting for guests as well.

You can change the mood of your room simply by changing the lights. Light that shoots upward tends to draw the eye upward, giving your space a larger, more open feel. A great way to do this is to install sconces or include a floor lamp with a shade that shoots light upward toward the ceiling. Light can also pull out a room’s style or overall design. For example, this rustic kitchen style is accentuated by the Landmark Chadwick 1 Pendant lights – they also draw the eye upward; helping to showcase the wood beam ceiling!

Elk Rustic Lighting

Finally, do not forget, that most rooms need at least three light sources to be adequately lit. The three sources should be ambient, task and accent light – sometimes you can add a fourth type – decorative into the mix too! Three light sources ensure that your space can be lit up brightly or dimmed down for evening hours or when the space is being utilized for entertainment such as television.

Light can truly make or break your home – so it’s important to spend some time making decisions not only the type of light, but also on the placement and how many available light-sources there are in the space.

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