Lighting can have a major influence on the look and feel of your home. Good lighting helps you see better, perform tasks more easily, and creates a sense of security and comfort in a space. While lighting controls allow you to adjust your lights to suit a particular time of day or activity, light fixtures let you add another dimension of style to your home. Light sources, from familiar incandescent lights to more advanced, energy-efficient LED lights, not only help you see but can save you money on your monthly energy bills. All these options make it possible to design a versatile and creative home lighting scheme.
When planning the lighting for each room in your home, proceed with the following tips in mind:
- Consider the ambiance you want to create in each space.
- Consider the activities in each room (cooking, reading, hobbies, grooming, laundry, homework, etc.).
- Consider any decorative elements you want to emphasize, such as artwork or architectural features.
- Consider the energy-efficiency, brightness, color temperature, and CRI of your lights.