How to Add Amazing Lighting to Your Home

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 11:17am.

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Good lighting in a home makes such a huge difference in the way everything looks and feels. When a room is properly lit, it will affect its appearance in a stunning way. However, it can be difficult to know which type of lighting to choose, as there are so many options available.

Once you have the correct lighting in place, you will notice a huge difference in the homes overall look. This will be apparent to anyone that walks in your home, not just you. Here are some tips to help you add some amazing lighting to your home.

Layer Lights

You cannot depend on one lighting source alone. You will need to layer at least three types of light sources in each room. Begin with the most prominent light source, as this light will reflect off the ceiling, and will tone down shadows on individual faces. 

Light that is indirect, will typically play as a comfort for guests in your home. Kind of like the feeling you get when you go into a room and a fire is lit. That warm glow is what brings the comfort. Scones and Torchiere lamps will provide this type of light.

Lighting for the task

You want to choose the appropriate lighting for a room. You wouldn’t use the same light in your kitchen as you would your living room. It takes different light sources to complete task, such as cooking, shaving and reading. You will benefit greatly when the right lighting is put into place to complete the jobs that are required in each room.


Dimmers can be placed on light sources, and they help set the mood for different scenarios. You may want a more intimate lighting if you are having a dinner party. A dinmmer will give you the control over the light source in a room.

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