Home Lighting Upgrades to Brighten Your Space

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One of the things that can really make or break the way your home looks is your lighting sequences. You wouldn’t think that the lighting fixtures or even the colour of the light bulbs you choose would have such an impact on the way that your home looks and feels. The most impeccably designed house can be seen as dull and boring simply because you have dark light bulbs that make the place look dim rather than bright.


This is a simple mistake that can be fixed with the help of a trusted electrician if you wire your home the right way in the first place. Choosing the wrong bulbs or mixing and matching contrasting fixtures can make the entire home feel completely wrong. But there are ways that you could make sure that your house is standing out in the right way and doing it with your lighting is going to be a big shift. With this in mind, let’s look at ten lighting upgrades that can improve your home.

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  • Choose a focal point fixture. Should be a spot in every room of the house where you would like the focal point to be located. This is where your eyes will land every time you walk into the room. A dramatic light fixture such as a chandelier, or something softer but still equally as exciting such as spotlights on the floor will build the rest of the room around it. The rest of the space should be designed around this focal point and then from here you can choose the rest of the elements in that room so that things will match up together.
  • Consider a dimmer switch. We talked about some light bulbs being darker than others, and while it’s a nice idea to have a romantically lit bedroom or a romantically lit living room, it’s not practical when you are trying to find things, but you can’t. Instead of worrying about that, try installing dimmer switches into each room. You can create your own ambiance from here and make sure that your home reflects what you’re trying to achieve. It’s a pretty easy project to do yourself but the right electrician can help you so make sure you do your research and choose one who can do what you need to do.
  • Consider table lamps. While we are talking about ambiance, consider using table lamps to help you. Dimmer switches can only take you so far, but some strategically placed table lamps can really make a difference. Placing a lamp behind a seating area, for example, cost a cozy and intimate glow across the whole area. This tip is also perfect for bedrooms. You can also have the same effect when you use floor lamps in the corner of a room, especially when you have an uplight shade.
  • Don’t forget your outdoor lighting options. String lights are becoming more and more popular for the outside of a home and that’s because they look good. You could also buy them in solar form, so you’re not spending any extra electricity to do that. All you need to do is make sure you have a good location for them, such as across the fence or over the Bush is and you will be able to create that mood and that welcoming experience when people come to your front door.

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  • Don’t forget spotlights outside. If you want to make that landscaping you’ve invested in look really good, spotlights can make a huge difference. Start by adding a couple near your big plants, and even underneath your trees. These aren’t just a good way to make your garden look great, though. Spotlights are brilliant anti-thief options. Security is important to your house, and spotlights help you light up the area and make it less of a target.
  • Size matters. Highlighting really will make a difference to the way that it looks in each room. For example in a giant kitchen space, you’re not going to have tiny spotlights, you are more likely to have large very wide strip lights that fill the kitchen. In the living room, you wouldn’t have a hanging chandelier if the room itself is small. These things do matter if you want the lighting sequences that you choose to suit your home properly.
  • Lights up your electronics. In a disco, LED strip lighting is so popular for the TV these days. Beefing up the home entertainment system with a strip of light is an inexpensive way to upgrade. You can make your television and your living room and even your bedroom look like it has a cinematic experience going on!
  • Get some expert advice. You don’t always need to have an electrician to help you to install things. Wall sconces, for example, don’t always require the help of an electrician. However if you speak to an expert and find out what’s going on with the wiring of your home, which lighting sequences would look best in each room, and how much it would cost to install all of these, you will have a much better idea of what lighting could do for you. An interior designer is the best kind of expert you can use here because their expertise when it comes to interior design is going to help.
  • Choose things that match your personality. You should do your research and discover options such as these stunning Tom Dixon Melt pendant lights and wall lights, and decide if they will enhance your living space and add that touch of something special you’ve been looking for. From the fixtures that you choose for lighting inside the house, to the additions in solar lighting outside the house, you have to consider what’s going to match your personality and what isn’t. For example, you may not be somebody who likes chandeliers, but you don’t have to have a beautiful light fixture inside your home. If you make sure that you are matching the bright light bulbs in the kitchen with the soft light bulbs in the bedroom and complementing all these colors you are going to have a beautifully lit home all year round. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make a difference while you do it!