If you feel like you don't have the right lighting in your home, it may because the lighting in your home is not set up right. Here are a few common lighting mistakes that many people make that you need to avoid if you want the lights in your house to feel perfect.
#1 Not Using Layers
When you put lights in your house, it is not all about overhead lights. To get the best lighting conditions, you need to think about lights in layers. That means that you want to have overhead lights in your room, as well as floor and table lamps. Having multiple layers of lights will give you more lighting options, and will put light where you need to be in your home. When you have multiple layers of lights in each room of your home, you will have more flexibility to go from bright to intimate with your lights.
#2 Not Using Dimmer Switches
Do not dismiss the power of dimmer switches. With dimmer switches, you can control and change the lighting in each room of your home. Dimmer lights allow you to go from a brighter look to a more intimate and chill feeling. Dimmer switches allow you to really customize the feeling of your home and provides you with greater control and flexibility over the lights in your home.
#3 Get Rid of Shadows
Next, try to minimize shadows in your home. In your bathroom, use wall lights near your mirror instead of overhead lights to get rid of shadows when looking at yourself in the mirror. In your kitchen, make sure that you use under the cabinet lights. Under the cabinet lights are also great in your laundry room and any other rooms in your house with cabinets. Under the counter lights provide you with excellent task lights.
#4 Change the Paint Colors
Finally, you are going to want to reconsider the paint in your home. If you want your living room to feel bright and airy, you are going to want to paint the room a lighter color. Lighter colored paint can really brighten up the space and change the feel of your room, especially with the right lights.
If you want a room to feel more intimate, you are going to want to go with a darker color and tone and if you want the space to feel more bright and open, go for some lighter color.
Don't make the same mistakes that everyone else does with lights. Layer the lights in your space, use dimmer switches, cut back on shadows and change the paint colors in your house to create the right feeling. To learn more, contact a commercial electrician near you.