Modern home interiors are innovative, graced by differential lighting that has become an integral part of the former. Lighting isn’t merely a necessity but a trick to elevate the ambience and decor of the room. Thus, installation of lights demands immense planning based on aesthetics and functionality. If you miss out on any one of this your effort won’t be able to have the desired impact on the area concerned.
Single Overhead Light Source
The giant flush mount light or recessed lights in the ceiling produces unwanted overhead brilliance more like that of a conference room. You certainly need it but on rare occasions. The ceiling light alone is unable to give a room the warmth it requires and can strain your eyes when doing any activity.
Create a layering of lights at the required levels as per your activities in a specific room. For instance, the bedside table lamp or floor lamp becomes the need of the hour when you want intimacy.
Besides, the accent lights installed inside the cabinets or above artworks on the wall, make the objects noticeable in a unique way to enhance the room’s picturesqueness.
Not Using Dimmer Switches
The lighting of the room must correspond to the different moods otherwise there is no charm in it. Not enabling the bigger light sources with dimmer switches spoils the dinner party or any intimate affair with the brilliance of the ceiling lights in a room equalling to that of the stadium.
The natural light cannot be controlled by you but the artificial illumination can be adjusted as per your requirement with the help of dimmer switches.
Doesn’t your shadow fall on the edge of the counter when you stand against it to work? This is due to the overhead can lights of the kitchen ceiling. Lighting underneath the cabinets will provide maximum illumination on the countertops without the need for bright lights everywhere and the heat generated by it.
When illuminating the bathroom vanity ensure that shadows of lights don’t fall on your face. Installing a pair of wall sconces on either side of the mirror is most effective instead of mounting only one, above.
Incorrect Fixture Size
You often place a table or floor lamp simply going by its looks without paying any attention to whether it is in proportion with the adjoining headboard or the couch. Similarly, an over-sized pendant light or chandelier overlooking a small dining table appears odd.
Measuring the width and height of the specific area including the concerned furniture item is extremely important for choosing light fixtures that tend to appear smaller than their original size, in showrooms.
For instance, the dining room chandelier should be of the size that is 1 foot less than the table’s breadth.
Placing at the Wrong Height
The table lamp with a longer stand floods you with light when you try to read lying on the bed or the dining table is very bright due to the unpleasant height of the chandelier. The reason is that you haven’t followed the rules while fixing the heights of these light sources. The stand of the table lamp must be in level with the shoulder.
The pendant light overlooking the kitchen island must be at a height of 36 inches from it while the chandelier should be hung 66 inches above the ground.
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