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5 Home Lighting Tips To Brighten Up Your Space

Lighting choices can completely transform your home. It shifts the mood, adds ambience and moulds the interior in everchanging ways. 

Many of us may have put up with bothersome fluorescent lights or battled with a lack of decent lighting where it’s needed. On the flip side, effective lighting can add warmth and make your home feel bigger.   

In this blog, we’ll share out tips to fix outdated or inefficient lighting so you can brighten rooms, save energy and give your home a brand new feel. 

Let’s get started!

1. Make a lighting plan

If you’re in the midst of a new build or renovation and starting from scratch, it’s worthwhile creating a lighting plan.

A lighting plan is like a mini-brief that helps you work out what activities will take place in each room (working, eating, relaxing), key features you want to highlight and noting how the architecture boundaries will come into play. Consider your lights scale, style, output and even colour temperature. Going this extra step to plan in the beginning will help avoid headaches down the line.


2. Incorporate Dimmers Wherever Possible

Ever wished your kitchen was just a little brighter or you could dim the living room for a movie? You might want to add dimmers to your overhead lights. This simple feature shines in these common situations and is ideal for places where you want different lighting throughout the day. Additional benefits include reducing energy consumption, saving money on power bills and making rooms more customisable.

3. Pick your Big Lighting First

After adding ceiling lights, you can develop your lighting design by picking the larger lighting elements first. Classics such as chandeliers, pendants and floor lamps are good places to start as they can make the biggest impact and set the tone. Once you’ve selected your large light fixtures, layer in smaller features to create depth.

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4. Layer your lighting

One of the keys to creating ambience in a room is through layer lighting. With different lighting sources across the space, you can create interest and shape the way the space works. Take the size of the room into consideration by uplighting to make small rooms feel bigger, hanging pendants low to create the illusion of height or densely arrange lighting from multiple sources to make large rooms seem cosier.


5. Consider the function of the room

When it comes to home lighting tips, another thing to think about is the purpose of the space. If you’re looking for task lighting in a home office or workspace, make sure your light source is bright enough and not causing any glare on screens. In bedrooms and living rooms, you might want to choose softer, more ambient lighting to create a calming atmosphere.


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If you’re looking for a way to completely transform your home, lighting is the perfect place to start. With so many different styles and options available, it can be hard to know where to begin. But don’t worry – we’re here to help! Our team of experts have years of experience in the industry and are more than happy to share their knowledge with you.

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