Lighting for Your Home

One of the most influential parts of your home is also the most elusive; good lighting. There’s a reason why all photo shoots, rock-concerts, and even stargazing trips are glamorous displays of light. Light is a mysterious, yet captivating phenomenon and it can communicate a vibe effortlessly. Selecting the right kind of lighting is crucial to your home. The most important parts of the process are deciding on the vibe of your home, putting at least two light sources in each room, and matching the décor of the room.

Type of Light

The first step in any process is acknowledging the issue. What do you want your guests to feel when they walk into your home? Yellow lights are more comforting and cozy but can mute other colors. Whiter lights are cleaner but also stark and on-edge. Colored lights are playful. While each room should be consistent, your entire house can be a variety. A playful movie room, crisp bathroom, and a cozy bedroom are all common choices. Take a moment to really gauge how you’d like each room to feel and make sure to choose lighting accordingly.

Light Placement

After the color of the light itself is decided, you should aim to have at least two sources of light in every room. This is a textbook secret of interior designers everywhere. Two sources of light on opposite sides of the room gives everything illumination. There aren’t any awkward shadows or strange glares. Because the light communicates mood, you want the light to evenly distribute the mood for continuity and harmony in your room. The sources could include windows for natural light, ceiling lights, desk lamps, and wall sconces.

Lighting Style

After you’ve got the vibe and setup all figured out, the last piece is cohesiveness with all the other items in the room. There are endless options for light-styles, but an easy way to pare down the options is to look at style boards or talk with a professional. Save images that resonate with you to pick apart the similarities and then search for light fixtures that fit the same theme.

Once you’ve found your setup, our team at ACS Home Services would be happy to help with installing the light fixtures. Bring your style choices and observations to us for guidance and our team will be thrilled to find the right fit for you, your home, and your vision.

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