With all the varieties of light fixtures out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your home. There are many factors that go into choosing the best lighting fixture, including style, size, and energy efficiency, as well as cost and durability. In fact, with some careful research and planning, you can achieve your aesthetic and functional goals with the help of design and build specialists. Choosing the right lighting can illuminate specific areas for specific tasks. To help you make the right choices, here are some tips on choosing the proper lighting for your home. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of flair to your kitchen or make your bathroom more energy efficient, this article has you covered.
Box™ interior designer Sam Elliot, shares her top tips for making the right light choices:
- Did you know that if you place lights around the edges of the room, the light bounces off the walls and creates more light than what you would with lights installed in the middle of the room? Placing lights along the edges of your room can be great for creating different moods depending on the time of day, and it can also give you more light to work with than you’d have if you used only ceiling lights. Plus, this set-up will make your room feel larger and more open.
- Box™ always uses LED lights because they are much more energy efficient and last 10-20 times longer than halogens. Not only are LED lights more energy efficient than other lighting types, but they’re also more affordable and have longer lifespan than ever before.
- Many people put lighting at the bottom of the design list; they simply dot a few halogens about the ceiling. But the ceiling should be considered as a separate ‘design’ surface that can enhance an overall scheme. Not just a forgotten dimension punctuated by halogens.
- Insist on a lighting plan where most of the fittings at least all take the same bulbs. It’ll save on many grumbling trips to the supermarket or specialist lighting store.
Finding a balance between form and function is important when choosing a light fixture for your home. The right lighting fixture will depend on the specific needs of your space. If you’re looking for something to make a statement, you might consider having a lighting plan. An architect-designed light might be a better option if you’re more concerned with function. Ultimately, the best light fixture is the one that meets your needs and fits your style.