Picking the Perfect Lighting Solutions for Each Area of your Home – Part II
This is Part II in an article series looking at the perfect lighting solutions for each area of your home.
In Part I, we tackled lighting your halls, stairways, and foyer, as well as your living spaces such as bedrooms, living rooms and more.
3. Dining Areas Lighting can serve as your focal point in the dining room. Why? Well given that that there’s not much you can add besides your table and chairs, a beautiful light fixture (or fixtures) can be the perfect focal point, the one object that draws people’s attention in the dining room. Just be sure to choose the right fixture that reflects your style, as well as the existing theme of the dining room.
If you’re going for a formal look in your dining room, you’re better off with a chandelier. On the other hand, if you want a casual and laid back dining experience, modern pendant lights will do the job. And don’t forget accent lighting! If you’re opting to install a chandelier, consider adding adjustable LED fixtures and aim them at the focal point to bring out its beauty. You can also add scones alongside either side of a cabinet, adding drama to the dining room feature.
4. Kitchen With the kitchen being one of the busiest areas of the home, you want to add sufficient lighting to allow culinary tasks to be performed safely and quickly. Assess your kitchen space and take note of specific areas with high activity—this helps you decide what kind of lighting each area will need, whether decorative, accent, or task lighting. High-lumen bulbs should go to task areas, while a pendant light can work to cover bathe the entire kitchen with ample light.
5. Bathroom Bathroom lighting is often last on the list of lighting priorities for many homeowners. Don’t make the same mistake! The best lighting practice in bathrooms is to install wall scones alongside the mirror, preferably at the same height of your head. And whatever you do, don’t install the lights above the mirror, which only casts unsightly shadows on your face.
You can find more tips and tricks for lighting your home in this Wikihow page. And if you’re ready to purchase your lights, be sure to contact the LiquidLEDs support team for ideas!