Home Lighting Design

Using Interior Lighting to Enhance Specific Rooms in Your Home
Courtesy of TheSpruce.com, you'll get the latest insight from popular home design and improvement retailers on using and placing interior lighting fixtures to enhance your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and home office. Interior home lighting diagrams and plans accompany articles on how to bring more lighting into your home, how to install interior lighting fixtures, and how to use specialty lighting and lighting fixtures to add depth, drama and interest to a room. Past articles and resources include facts on buying ceiling fans and choosing the right light bulbs, along with creative ways for lighting awkward spaces like hallways and entryways. Details on what interior lighting is best for reading, for dressing tables, for closets and general bedroom lighting also has been featured, as well as the latest trends in kitchen lighting, including under cabinet lighting and halogen lighting.

How to Choose Your Bedroom Lighting
Bedroom lighting is made up of several different elements, depending on the time of day and the desired mood. Bedroom lighting needs to take into account mood, task, and general lighting needs. This article on Houzz provides four steps to get the lighting rights in today's multi-functional bedroom. Learn the various types of lighting needed for dressing areas, bedside tables, specialty lighting for paintings or artifacts, low voltage lighting, dimmers, wall sconces and other contemporary lighting issues as they apply specifically to the bedroom. Lastly there is a general discussion of power points in the room to adequately handle such diverse needs as lamps, track lighting, curling irons, hair dryers, musical systems, televisions and more. Proper bedroom lighting is a mixture of several different kinds of household lighting, each with a function that varies by task or mood required.

The Benefits of Task Lighting
This article, which first appeared in the National Assoc. of Independent Lighting Distributors, inc. News, talks about a renewed interest in task lighting now that there's an option to high-output overhead fixtures. Prior to electricity, the world only had task lights such as candles and oil and kerosene lamps. Now, with electricity and such excellent technology for overhead fixtures, there is a belief by some that overhead lighting is adequate for lighting work areas, and that task lights are not necessary. This article argues that total reliance on overhead lighting to illuminate work spaces is too costly, and The best approach for designing an energy-efficient and visually comfortable lighting installation is effective integration of overhead and task lighting.

Lighting Design Guide
Good lighting does wonders for the interior of a home. In order to have a seamlessly designed interior, you need to have a plan not just for the fixtures of your home, but a lighting scheme as well. However, planning a lighting scheme is not as easy as buying lights and installing them. It involves careful thought and consideration. The first thing you have to consider is natural lighting. How much of it do you have? How much natural lighting do you want in your kitchen or living area? Once you have decided on natural lighting, then it is time to come up with the lighting scheme. This article offers tips on how to plan a lighting scheme for your home.

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