A Guide To Lighting Your Home

If you have checked our earlier DIY Outdoor Lightening tutorials then you must have already got an idea that DIY lightening projects are so creative and easy to do.

Here is another article to give you more tips on how to handle lightening projects on your own.

We hope you will enjoy it.

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A Guide To Lighting Your Home

A well-lit home is a luxurious one. While lighting your home may seem simple enough, it’s all too easy to make mistakes and end up with a stark, cold-feeling room.

But getting your lighting right can transform the ambiance of your space. Above all, it’s important to layer the lighting in every room by using a variety of light sources — overhead lighting, practical table and floor lamps, and decorative accent lighting.

Installing different light sources gives you the flexibility to use the same room to work in during the day and transform it into a relaxing haven once evening rolls around.

Layering Your Lighting

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There’s essentially three main types of lighting to use in your home: ambient, accent, and task lighting.

A thoughtful combination of these three types will create the perfect ambiance in each room. Ambient lighting is the main overhead lighting you need to light the whole room.

Task lighting is used in specific places to help you see what you’re doing (like reading or desk lamps). Accent lighting is decorational and used to highlight beautiful features like paintings, mirrors, or fireplaces. When you start to layer lighting, aim to create a warm, balanced look throughout the whole room.

Tips For Best Results

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Take natural light into consideration when designing your interior lighting. If you have a small, boxy room, you’ll need to use extra artificial lighting.

Alternatively, you may need less lighting in rooms with large, bright windows. Lamps are versatile and useful for both ambient, task, and decorative lighting — you can move them around the room as needed.

Consider investing in a central lighting control system which includes dimming settings. You can even program it with specific lighting “scenes” you can easily switch on and off.

Financing Your Lighting Updates

You can install the new lighting yourself, but it’s often easier and safer to hire a qualified electrician. Smaller payments can be paid for with credit; check if your card offers interest-free spending.

Alternatively, you could tap into your home equity and refinance your mortgage; this gives you quick access to cash while you increase the value of your home.

If the job is an expensive one, you could use a personal or unsecured loan. These loans don’t need you to put your house up as collateral, but they do generally have higher interest rates.

It’s important you plan your lighting design carefully and research your financing options carefully. You want to make the right lighting choices for your home — and know they’re ultimately within your budget. You’ll therefore successfully improve the ambiance of your home and boost its value at the same time.

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