Most of us try to find ways to create a warm and welcoming home. To do this, light is a huge factor in ensuring that your space is bright and warm! In addition to making your home feel more inviting and comfortable, a properly illuminated space will help your space feel larger as well.
Our first tip for waking up a room with light? Choose the right light fixture – it’s not all about wattage and hue. Your light fixtures also play an important role in creating the ambiance of your home. Ambient and overall room light generally comes in the form of recessed lighting, chandeliers or wall scones; while task lighting tends to be a floor or table lamp – which emits more focused lighting in your space.
A fixture light this A19 Bermuda Wall Sconce shoots light upwards – which also plays an important role in creating the illusion of a larger area because it brings they eye’s focus upward rather than closed off and downward toward the floor.
Our second tip is not to forget to include task lighting. While ambient and overall lighting in your space is what will ultimately illuminate the majority of your home, task lighting is important from a functional standpoint. Include a desk, table or floor lamp to aid in reading, cooking or working – whatever your space’s need calls for!
Finally, our last tip actually has nothing to do with lighting – directly, but it’s a handy little tip to help you decorate your home to be more welcoming! Bring in a houseplant and you’ll not only be bringing in a refreshing scent and focal piece, but a houseplant also brightens up your space! Not-to-mention, some say it’ll give you incentive to open up windows – letting the all-important natural light in to your home!
Nan and EJ Mehl
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