Improve Your House through Proper Lighting

Lighting is not only for illuminating a room –  proper lighting is often one, fairly easy, way to enhance décor and design inside any home. With the proper lighting tools and the appropriate application of presenting them in your house, you can easily change the look of your home into one of luxury and sophistication with ease.

Here are some tips on how you can utilize lighting in your house:

  • Think of where you need lighting the most. Setting a lighting must always center on where you need it so no matter what your activity is, you do not need to adjust or move to the light. Set your lighting to where you will read, write, work on your computer, eat and entertain guests.
  • Select what kind of lighting you will want in a specific room. Bedrooms do not need as much light since it is predominantly used for sleeping – therefore dim lighting is a perfect fit here and one conducive to sleep. Place more lighting in your kitchen, dining room and living room. These are the high activity areas where you will spend the majority of your time, and thus will have the need to see easily from a convenience standpoint.
  • Make use of natural light. As much as possible, make use of natural light during the day. This will save you on energy costs as well as cost for additional lighting you would otherwise require even during the daytime.
  • If you have a fireplace, use it. Especially in the winter time – this will eliminate the need to use a lot of lighting the room.
  • Use creative lamps. Select a lamp that gives you dual function – lighting and design. A lamp can always become a focal point of creativity or elegance in the room so it is not always necessary to decorate a great deal more when you have a great statement piece like this – so feel free to spend a little more than you normally would on most, more practical lamps.
  • Use recessed lighting if you can. Hiding your light will create a dramatic effect inside the room. This will become possible with wall lights or lightings positioned behind objects in a room – or even the room itself (i.e. if you have lights from the exterior of your home projecting in). You can utilize this kind of lighting in hallways or an entertainment room where ambiance lighting is welcomed.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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