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Believe it or not, interior lighting can totally transform your home. We’ve all experienced the effects of lighting design – from the tranquility that comes with cozy interiors and soft lighting to the anxiety felt under bright fluorescent bulbs.
Whether you’re remodeling your home or just looking to DIY and add some freshness to a room, interior lighting can make a world of difference.
Interior Lighting Tips for Your Home
Our residential electricians at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air not only understand interior lighting installation and maintenance, but through years of experience, they also have learned what lighting design works best in the different rooms of your home. Our electricians have compiled these tips to use when planning interior lighting for your home.
1. Use Interior Lighting to Affect The Mood
While furniture, paint colors, and accessories may set the tone for a room, interior lighting is what truly helps shape the atmosphere that you’re looking to create. Before designing a room, think about the room’s purpose and the feeling you’d like to have while in that space.
You can use interior lighting design to change the mood of any room. For example, using bright lighting in your home office helps to increase productivity and boost positivity. On the other hand, soft, warmer colors in the bedroom let the mind relax and wind down for the evening.
2. Utilize and Mimic Natural Light In Your Home
Natural lighting has been proven to hold many health benefits, including alleviating stress and being a mood-booster. When planning your home’s interior lighting, you want to include elements of natural light throughout each room, if possible. Open windows, sheer curtains, and mirrors all help reflect natural light into your space.
If you have a room without a window, no problem! You can use interior lighting to mimic natural light. First, think about the progression of light throughout the day – cool lighting in the morning, bright white lighting in the day, and warmer tones in the evening. By utilizing ambient lights and lamps, you can achieve many different levels of light throughout the day.
3. Smart Lighting Adds Versatility
With new smart technology developments, you can now control your interior lighting on your phone or tablet. With the flexibility of smart lighting, you can continually adjust your lighting design to meet your various needs.
For example, a popular trend is installing lighting dimmers. After dinner, have your lights set to dim slightly until time for bed. This process will save you energy and prepare you for a restful night of sleep.
4. Layer Your Types of Interior Lighting
As you likely know, there are so many options when it comes to interior lighting! From skylights to floor lamps, you can quickly fill a room with a variety of lighting fixtures. To properly light your home, you’ll want a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting.
Ambient lighting is your standard lights, such as recessed ceiling lights or chandeliers, that are used to light a room. Then, task lighting, such as desk lamps in your office or pendant lights in your kitchen, add practicality to each room. Finally, your accent lighting helps to solidify the mood while highlighting exciting parts of each room. With all three of these lighting options, your home will look illuminating!
Call Dixie, and it’s done!
At Dixie, we understand the value that indoor lighting brings to your home. While you can do some lighting design DIY, it’s best to contact your local electrician to help you evaluate your lighting options that will work best with your home’s electrical system.
To schedule a service with Call Dixie, call for 334.232.0236 Montgomery or 334.835.5161 for Auburn. You can also schedule an appointment online.