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The Importance of Lighting for Your Home

Light is crucial for our very existence. However, when we say that life on earth thrives because of light, we often mean natural light. Now, imagine your life without the artificial lights at your home after sundown, on cloudy days, or during power outages. Unthinkable, isn't it? 

Since time immemorial, human productivity and well-being has been dependent on light. All our household chores and leisurely activities are disrupted in the absence of adequate lighting. Besides, light also provides us with the additional utility of warmth and security from dangerous elements of the dark. 

Given that light is so important for the functioning of our lives, and natural light is not always accessible, wouldn’t you pay a little more attention to planning the interior lighting scheme in your home?

Home lighting goes above and beyond functionality 

Light is such an essential aspect of how we live and work. Yet, we often tend to treat lighting as an afterthought while building, designing or renovating our homes. In reality, a well-planned lighting scheme can make a world of difference not only in your home’s functionality but also aesthetics and atmosphere. Let’s take you through some brilliant effects that proper lighting can achieve in your home. 

First impression - When guests walk into your house, the first thing they notice is how bright your place looks. Inadequate and unplanned lighting can make your home feel lacklustre and gloomy. On the contrary, thoughtfully placed light amps up the dynamism of the space as a whole.

Creating an illusion of spaciousness - Using light, you can make a small space look bigger while a minimally furnished room feels warm and inviting. You can influence the trajectory of the vision to take an interesting path lit up by well-placed lights. Lighting fixtures can be used as intriguing decor pieces, besides providing illumination for your tasks. 

An interplay of aesthetics and ambience - The lighting of your home has an aesthetic impact on the overall look of the interiors. Moreover, it impacts your mood and emotions as well. Sample this fact: soft, dimmed lighting creates a peaceful ambience while bright, intense light paves the way for an energized mood.

In short, lighting your home is both an art and a science, considering several factors that influence the design of the lighting scheme. 

Elements that affect the lighting design of your interiors Colour

Quirky lighting fixtures sure do draw attention and act as décor pieces of the room, but equally important is the hue of the light bulb. Today, CFLs and LEDs are available in a wide range of tones and temperatures such as warm, cool, and neutral. These, when matched with the colour scheme of your interiors, can further accentuate your décor. 

It would be a good idea to cast a warm glow on an icy blue wall or choose a cooler toned light for a room sporting a dark paint. And, when it is colour that we are discussing, experiment with a vibrant light fixture to add an element of fun in an otherwise simple room.

Direction
Normally, lighting fixtures with a downward focus are fitted to illuminate tasks better. But, do you know that by changing the direction of the lights upwards towards the ceiling, you can create a wonderful soft ambience in the room? On the other hand, too many down lights can create a harsh brightness that hurts the eyes, besides making you restless. By balancing the direction of your interior lights, you can create a soft, welcoming look or a bright illumination for tasks that require a lot of concentration.

Purpose
One fundamental mistake that homeowners make is setting up a similar style of lighting at the same level for all rooms in the house. However, to make your home look interesting owing to its lighting, you first need to determine the purpose of each room and then plan for the right kind of lighting for each. 

Installing lights at your home after careful consideration of the purpose of illumination will not only add a visible character to your space but also reduce your energy consumption. You ask how? If you are not a work-in-the-bed kind of person, then bright task lights have no use in your bedroom. Rather, recessed wall lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere will help you sleep well. Similarly, if you fix general overhead lighting in the kitchen with no provision for focussed lighting to help cooking chores, then the whole purpose of illumination is defeated. It is a good idea to have layers of ambient, task and accent lighting at your home for a multi-dimensional look.

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