The lighting in your home is an extremely important choice. Not only does
it need to be functional and allow you to see properly, but it’s
also an aesthetic choice in that it can make a room look more beautiful
when done right. However, with so many choices on the market it’s
easy to make a simple mistake that could wind up costing you both in looks
and possibly in cost. Here are just three of these easy lighting mistakes.
When you’re choosing a color scheme in a room, you want more than
just one standard shade of a single color. Making literally everything
that exact same color can be revolting and even harsh on the eyes. The
same is true for your lighting: you’ll need different types of lighting
for different tasks. Each room should have ambient (general), task (specific),
and accent (highlights or decorative) lighting in order to maximize visibility
while still feeling aesthetically pleasing. This sensitivity explains
why those harsh fluorescent beams at shops or at the office make you feel
Dim lighting is often the result of using too small a light to try to illuminate
too large a space. In some instances, this is using a bulb that’s
too small, but it could also be that you’re trying to use a fixture
that’s not designed to light a large space and you’re forced
to deal with dimness, shadows, and unpleasant eye strain. Finally, this
could be the result of a proper fixture just not placed in a spot that
allows it to completely illuminate the space. As such, there are several
ways to fix this, ranging from getting a brighter bulb to installing an
entirely new light fixture.
Too Much Light
This is almost the opposite of the previous mistake and comes from when
someone gets a little too overzealous with their lighting choices. The
most common way people go overboard with their lighting is with recessed
lights: lots of people think that because the bulb is surrounded that
they need to install extra lamps to make sure the whole room is properly
lit which is often untrue. In fact, the right bulb in a properly-positioned
recessed light can provide a surprising amount of illumination. Make sure
you consult a Marietta electrician about your lighting plan before starting
your installation to make sure you’re not turning your hallway into
an airport runway.
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