Designers, decorators and home stagers alike all know how important proper
lighting is an in a home. Lighting can make or break the first impression
guests have on your home, but is often the last thing people think about
when remodeling. In this blog, our
Atlanta electrical contractor discusses 5 lighting design tips you can use to help you create an inviting
1.Coordinate your lighting
Today’s modern floor plan is very open, which means your lighting
should be cohesive throughout the home in both style and light quality.
Do you prefer cool lighting or warm lighting? If you prefer one to the
other, make sure the bulbs you select for your home lighting give the
same light temperature.
2.Make a grand entrance
The lights in the entry of your home should welcome guests as well as adequately
illuminate the space. If your entrance has high ceilings, consider installing
an elegant chandelier. If you have a single-story foyer, try adding a
lighting fixture that sits flush or almost flush with the ceiling. Pair
it with two wall sconces on either side of the front door.
3.Layer your lighting
Light adds visual interest to an area. When deciding on how you plan to
light your space, consider these three lighting layers.
Task lighting: This provides extra light for an area where tasks would take place. This
could be reading a book on the couch, washing dishes, or putting on makeup.
Ambient lighting: This type of lighting can be provided by floor lamps, chandeliers and
Decorative and Accent lighting: Accent and decorative lighting add visual interest to your space. This
type of lighting can highlight art you have hung on the wall. Accent lighting
can also be installed below or above your kitchen cabinets.
4.Add dimmer switches
Dimmer switches add variety when lighting your room. Dimmer switches can
be a great addition to your dining room, which can serve as a place for
the kids to work on homework during the day and a gathering place for
dinner parties in the evening. The dimmer switch allows you the versatility
you need to have that bright light for the kids and a softer, subdued
lighting for the grownups.
5.Add under counter lighting
If you notice your kitchen is a bit dark, or you simply want to add more
visual interest to your home, adding counter lighting is a great solution
for this. Not only does it provide visual interest, but it also provides
ample light for kitchen counter tasks.
Skilled Atlanta Electrician
If you are considering
lighting upgrades for your Atlanta residence, work with our
Atlanta electrician. At Lightning Bug Electric, we have over 25 years of experience helping
the Atlanta community with their lighting needs. Our electrician can work
with you every step of the way from design to installation.
Give us a call to get started today.