Homes are close to sanctuary, a place to unwind and have things in a manner which compliments your preferences and lifestyle. On the bright side, renovating any space is always a breath of fresh air. One of the most visible and subsequently efficient ways of transforming or renovating a space is switching its lighting layout.
The light layout can be transformed in several ways and there are several decorative indoor light fixtures which are designated for this particular use. The most common light fixtures which are used in homes add subtlety to the place. These lights are not meant to occupy any extra space rather they blend in to create an appealing and relaxing atmosphere.
This can be done in several ways by installing lights in a propiable manner or incorporating any unconventional design.
Try different Ceiling lights
There are several light fixtures specifically curated to meet different lighting requirements. Most of the ceiling lights are decorative and serve well with pre existing layouts as well. It is essential to seek the layout as ceiling lights are usually the main focus of the room. There are various ways in which they are incorporative in the layout around the house.
Flush mount ceiling lights are mostly of use in low ceiling rooms as they take up very little ceiling and overhead space.
Semi flush mount
Semi flush mount ceiling lights are adjustable and of use in places where temperature is a big concern. These lights can be interconverted by removing links or chains whenever feasible.
Track lights are modern day decorative lights which adds a lot of ambience to the environment. These lights have several track heads aligned on a track which is extendable. The track heads can be arranged in any direction to direct light towards any specific art piece, furniture or the wall.
Low profile ceiling lights
Low profile ceiling lights are somewhat like recessed light fixtures except they are not noticeable on the first glance and are of use as supportive light fixtures. They provide ambient soft light for layering with other light fixtures and are available in a number of sizes as well as designs such as square, round, rectangular, oval etc.
Also known as vanity lights are quite popular kinds of fixtures for homes as well as any indoor space. The designs are endless and allow a lot of room for variation. They can be placed anywhere around the house entrance, hallway, lounge, dining area, bedrooms and even backyard.
Most popular kind of wall lights are wall sconces.
Wall sconces add the visual appeal to any area. The design variety and several ways in which they are installable around the house makes them quite a popular choice of fixture for layering the light. Even though they are complementary for the most part but they have their individual appeal as not everyone wants to flush their house with bright light at all hours of the day. Wall sconces are pairable with dim, warm lights while they have an array of design options to choose from. This enables directional lighting for whenever you need and wherever in the room you might need it.
Don’t eliminate general lighting
Encircling the endless possibilities of ambient lighting designs it is important not to forget about general lighting layout. General lighting pattern has to be set up in a way that it does not overpower the ambient lighting rather stands out on its own but versatile enough to allow room for light from other fixtures to blend it without causing much glare or harsh lighting pattern.
Working with general lighting isn’t as tricky it just requires careful planning prior to installation. The layout is calculated after considering the dimensions and the specific requirements of each room. A general lighting layout of a bedroom differs greatly from a general lighting layout of a lounge. Similarly, a kitchen requires more overhead task lights than ambient lighting.
Few of the general lighting fixtures are:
LED recessed lights
LED recessed lights are discrete and highly versatile light fixtures which are mostly stand alone light fixtures as well. But due to this particular reason they allow a lot of room for experimenting with light layout within any environment. They can be paired with other decorative light fixtures or interchange their major function. They recess into the ceiling but having a range of housings function they are easily installable in walls or even ground.
They are considered to be gateway light fixtures for decorative lights because of the endless lighting functions they can achieve just by simple variation in housing or trim design.
Chandeliers are area specific. They are quite popular among both modern and vintage themed homes. The design range is ambiguous and serves vintage to modern day chandelier looks. The designs have progressed over the years but none of them has really checked out yet. They allow a great deal of experimentation and can make the transitioning aspect of any indoor space easier. LED chandeliers are available in a range of traditional, chic and boho designs in different sizes to suit the requirements of different rooms, ceiling designs etc.
Don’t forget the kitchen
No house can be a home unless the kitchen is not available or functional. Being an integral part of the house the kitchen is that one place where one spends a significant amount of time other than bedrooms. It should look like a part of the rest of the house but also maintains the efficient function restricted to kitchens. The lighting requirement is different in kitchens and it can always be facilitated by various light fixtures.
There are many decorative lights which function as task lights for kitchens. They add ambience as well as efficiency.
Under cabinet lights
Under cabinet lights are popular kitchen light fixtures and they are available in different designs as well as sizes. They are quite customisable and do not pertain to a certain fashion. Most american or italian indoor kitchens have storage cabinets placed above marble slabs or work stations. They require overhead lights to facilitate tasks on hand while also adding style to the kitchen. These under cabinet lights facilitate a lot of tasks as well as help in locating or identifying objects around at night.
Pendants are decorative lights which are almost readily usable in any space. Pendant lights suspend from the ceiling at any height and help achieve any kind of layering around the kitchens. Available in different sizes, shapes, finishes they just fill any space without being a hassle.
In conclusion, home renovation is largely dependent on the lighting setup. It is always feasible to upgrade to LED light fixtures whenever a renovation is in process. There are endless advantages of upgrading to LED lighting from traditional lighting which almost every home owner agrees to. Halogen or fluorescent lamps are still applicable but only in reserved spaces where they are deemed efficient and less risky. Moreover, LED lamps save up a lot of energy, electricity costs while also allowing a lot of room for experimenting with lamp types. The light is configurable, easy on the eyes because of CCT and CRI. LED lamps can produce warm yellow to bright white light which is measurable on a kelvin scale ranging from 2500K to 6000K while the CRI is 80+ due to which the texture is quite well defined and produces soft glowy light.