You can make your house look cosier and more inviting without a complete renovation job by playing with lighting options to make each room feel inviting. Here are some tips to consider.
Choose Lighting Options That Make a Great First Impression
The first thing you and your guests see when you enter your home is your entryway. To make a great first impression, consider hanging a chandelier or a modern pendant light fixture in the center of the ceiling. Besides illuminating the space, this lighting option also creates a welcoming ambience. However, make sure you choose options that can fit the proportions of your foyer.
Also, if you want to draw your guests’ attention to your fantastic art pieces adorning your walls, consider adding halogen or adjustable recessed down-lighting over the artwork to make it stand out.
Use Multiple Light Sources
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have a single lighting theme throughout your home. With countless options at your disposal, you can make each space unique and productive by being a bit creative.
For example, make sure your kitchen is well lit, but with task lights, which can brighten up workspaces – such as the counter or the island. Also, place lamps on the side tables in your living room for reading purposes or just to give the room a softer look. The bathroom can benefit from lighting options that have little to no glare or shadow.
Don’t Ignore Function for Form
At the end of the day, you need to realize that no matter how pretty a lighting option looks, it has to serve a function. Even if you purchase an expensive, ambient light fixture for the kitchen – if it doesn’t properly illuminate your space, it is doing you a disservice.
Be sure to select exterior lights that are bright enough to illuminate your lawn and backyard in order to eliminate shadows. Your patio, porch and garage should be outfitted with appropriate lighting options to secure your living space.
Whether you are looking for appropriate lighting options for your home or want to renovate the entire structure, get in touch with Areté Renovators today. Our team comprises industry professionals who have years of experience in property management, remodelling and design. We currently offer services in Streeterville, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, River North, Gold Coast, Old Town and Roscoe Village in Illinois.