April 03, 2023
Illuminate Your Life: 8 Tips for Successful Home Lighting
Properly lighting your home is just as important as decorating and furnishing it. Successful lighting can provide your rooms with an incredible charm. Lighting can be manipulated, so you need to know how to use it to your advantage. This allows you to express your preferences by giving each room in your home a unique lighting atmosphere. If you are currently renovating, or just want more light, then look no further! Discover in this article 8 tips for lighting your interior effectively.
1. Create a lighting plan
As with any new project, we all need a plan before we start. Create a lighting plan that covers the most important aspects, especially if you are starting from scratch or redecorating a room. Think about the activities that take place in each room as well as the key features of the room that you want to improve. Don't forget to consider any architectural limitations. Take the time to think about the style before making any hasty design decisions.
2. Layer your lighting
To achieve a balanced effect, consider layering your lighting. When it comes to lighting, layers are important. For better balance, we recommend aiming for at least three sources of light in each space. Reduce the power of bulbs and the size of fixtures in small spaces. This reduces the surface area. Lastly, don't neglect the accent layer, which highlights additional details.
3. Ensure lighting is functional
Light is great, but practicality and simplicity should be your focus! Consider the function of each room and use lighting to create different zones within a room. For example, for cooking, you need more concentrated lighting, hence the need for a combination of bright downlights and recessed lighting in cupboards and above cookers. In short, each room in the house requires specific lighting.
4. Choose your bulbs carefully
A living room is not lit the same way as a bathroom. That's why it's important to choose the right bulbs. But with such a wide range of bulb types, how do you know which ones are best for you? Enlighten yourself on bulbs by considering the following elements:
- The brightness you need in your space (in watts);
- The atmosphere you want to create;
- Energy efficiency.
Take a look at our range of bulbs available online and in-store.
5. Use dimmer switches
Dimmer switches everywhere...whenever possible! We love dimmer switches because they can instantly change the mood of a room. Another advantage of dimmer switches is that they help you save on your electricity bill. So, to better control your home lighting, don't hesitate to install dimmer switches. Thanks to these little inventions, you can change the atmosphere and create a balance between artificial and natural light.
6. Be creative
It's entirely possible to transform your home with creative lighting. Opt for wall sconces as bedside lamps. Or light up a plant by hiding a small spot next to a large container! Use light strips in your garden or install lanterns here and there around your terrace. In short, let your imagination run wild for lighting that is out of the ordinary. Your guests will certainly love your ideas!
7. Invest in outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting is just as important as indoor lighting. There are many ways to illuminate your outdoor space. Ground lights, spotlights, string lights, and other types of outdoor lighting are ideal for securing your garden while making it more attractive. Why not shop for what you need here? You'll find different models ranging from wall sconces to solar lights.
8. Prioritise energy efficiency
A crucial factor in lighting design is, of course, energy efficiency. It's easy to adapt to almost any luminaire. Where possible, choose LED lights as they offer a much longer lifespan than other types of bulbs. You'll probably spend a little more upfront for energy-efficient lighting, but you'll save money in the long run. And you'll thank us!
All in all, well thought-out lighting equals maximum comfort and good vibes. Ultimately, the goal is to feel good at home. So stay true to your personal preferences. And if you feel the need, don't hesitate to ask us for advice.
Let there be light!