Lighting Your Home

When deciding how to light your home, there are many factors that go into determining the appropriate lighting for the room. You’ll need to know if and how much natural light will be flowing into the room and decide on the room's overall purpose and what type of lighting is needed to accommodate the functionality of your space. Finally, you will need to determine the room’s overall ambiance.

These are all factors will play an essential role when you’re deciding what light is best for your space.

Every room in your home should have a specific feel and mood in addition to having a functional purpose. While décor and layout of the room play a part in the room’s functionality and feel, the lighting will play an integral role and should be designed to support both the functionality of the room and ensure the mood of the room is met as well.

For example, if you’re room needs to be inviting and bright for guests to mingle and chat, then you’ll want ambient and indirect lighting over task lighting, since task lighting will only focus on one particular area of your room. One way to achieve a bright and inviting room is by using chandeliers combined with up lighting.

This Trans Globe Rustic Two Tier Chandelier http://www.clarkbetty.com/trans-globe-lighting-rustic-iron-2-tier-chandelier-in-antique-brown-rust-7799-abr.html is perfect for illuminating your home and will offer you a rustic-chic look!

chandelier

Another factor to consider when lighting your home is to use “layered lighting.” This means you need to have multiple sources of light in every space in your home. Try combining overhead light, such as a chandelier with an accent light source, such as a sconce. This Trans Globe Garland Wall sconce would offer a great accent to the above rustic chandelier.

sconce

Whatever combination you choose, be sure that your light sources are distributed evenly throughout the room, with the exception of task or focal point lighting.

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