For most of us, lighting comes quite late in the picture when it comes to home decor. We are usually more focussed on the house essentials than lighting in the house. But lighting does play a crucial role as without light everything will be dark and dull. It’s not just the beauty of an object that defines it. It is also about how it reflects the light falling on it. This is the reason we have so many kinds of lights these days to brighten up each room and object. Before we move further, we need to discuss the kinds of indoor lightings that interior decorators suggest. Here, we start with the first step in our lighting guide for you.
Each room should have three main types of lighting as interior decorators suggest:
- Task lighting: Task lights are basically to fulfill a particular task as its name suggests. The lights that fall under the ambit of task lights are lampshades, desk lamps, and pendant lights.
- Accent lighting: Accent lights are the ones that are used to highlight a particular focal point. Such as light over wall art or a painting.
- Ambient lighting: Such kinds of lights are for general lighting in order to fill the room with light. It is usually from recessed lighting and wall-mounted fixtures.
Now the next step is to see which lights can be placed where. Usually, there is a set pattern of placing the lights but one can go by his/her choice. There are certain lights that will not look good at certain places. For example, the appropriate for a chandelier is the living room or dining room. A chandelier is not the best light for a small bedroom. Hence, there is a need to follow certain guidelines for the same. We will go room by room and see which light suits which room.
Entry: Let start with the entry of your house. It is said that the first impression is the last impression. Hence, choose the best lights for your entryway. A chandelier or a pendant light with a floor lamp or a side table lamp will solve the purpose of lighting in your entryway. For best lights, especially the pendant lights and lamps, you can visit our Ellementry website and check out a wide range of lights there.
How about placing a gunmetal pendant lamp bell on your entryway. It is one of the best light or we would say it’s ‘beauty with lights’. It will look gorgeous and will give a wonderful effect at your entrance.
Living room: Living rooms need track lights with some floor lampshades and pendant lights. Floor lamps are required to lighten the corners. Due to the sitting area, it also requires overhead fixtures in the centre. A chandelier always looks beautiful in the living room with dropping down jewels shapes from it. It enhances the beauty of the room and makes your living room look glamorous. Hence, as per our lighting guide, it is one of the best options to choose from for living rooms.
Dining Room: It is very simple to light the dining room as it is usually small in size and it needs pendant lights or a chandelier. A chandelier looks good in the dining room but pendant lights are in vogue these days. Think about a gold metal pendant lamp over a carved wooden dining table in your dining room. You can also look for chic looking pendant lights on Ellementry.
Kitchen: Lighting up your kitchen is a bit complex in nature as each corner has its own demands. There is a need for some recessed lighting in the kitchen. You also need pendant light over the kitchen island and under cabinet lighting. Then, some task sources are required for the sink and stove. The kitchen area demands a variety of lighting. For your dining area, you can use a pendant light from Ellementry.
Bedroom: Bedrooms require just two kinds of lights- a table lamp and a main overhead light source. For the best lights for the corners of the bed, you must visit Ellementry website. Our grey terracotta oval table lamp with shade will enhance your home decor. It is one of the finest lamp shade.
Bathroom: The bathroom needs a recessed, task lights around the mirror and an overhead source of light above the tub. It is important to perfectly illuminate the bathroom as per your mood. The mirror light should ensure that you are able to see yourself clearly in the mirror.
Office: Two kinds of lighting are the best lights for office- recessed lighting or any other main source of light and a table lamp. There are a variety of table lamps available in the market. Make sure you choose the one suitable for your overall office setting. The light colour also matters since you will be spending the most time in this light working and concentrating.
Now you know which kind of lights to use where. Our next step in the lighting guide is to discuss the size of the lights. Best lights are the ones that suit your room in all the ways. For example, a miniature lamp on one side of your king-size bed may not look very good or a short heightened floor lamp will not solve the purpose in your living room. So always choose wisely. You should know the height of your ceiling before you choose your chandelier. Look at the size of your lighting before you buy one. Check if it is perfect for the room you are looking for or not.
The last step to choose the best lights for your room is to check the style. These days a lamp or a pendant light is not just a source of light but it is also a showpiece in your particular room. It gives you light but it also enhances the beauty of the room. Hence, it should not be a mismatch with your room. Look for some unique pieces in the realm of lighting that blend with other items of your home decor.
These were some of the ideas which help you to remove the darkness from your home and lighten up each corner of your home. On Ellementry we have a variety of table lamps, candles and pendant lights. You must visit the website today to find a perfect lighting source for your house.
Have happy lighting!