Finding the perfect lighting solution for your home might seem like an easy and mindless task, but in reality, it’s more complicated than you might initially think. If you choose too dark of a lighting situation, you won’t be able to efficiently complete everyday tasks such as reading or cooking. If you choose lighting that is too bright in a certain room, you’ll feel like you’re in an interrogation room with your local police force with a spotlight on you at all times.
But have you heard about layering the lighting in your home? Unless you’re a lighting expert or you have had to find efficient and optimal in your living situation before, you probably haven’t. When you layer the lighting in your home, you open the door to a whole new world of customized lighting options you’ve never experienced before.
At The Light House Gallery, we provide a variety of light fixtures at our showrooms in the Missouri area so you can find a layered lighting situation that best compliments your home. Our lighting specialists are trained to find you light fixtures that match your home’s style and design — all while staying within your preferred budget. Contact us or visit one of our showrooms in Branson or Springfield today for more information or for any lighting assistance you may require.
So, what exactly does it mean to “layer your lighting?” By following these three strategies, you’ll have the ability to maximize the efficiency of your home lighting and create optimal lighting situations for any tasks or events you may encounter.
1. Add Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting is probably the most important of the three lighting types for your layered lighting, and it is used to create a cohesive, foundational flow for whatever room in your home that you’re illuminating.
Light fixtures that will help you create ambient lighting are typically ceiling light fixtures, such as flush mounts and recessed lighting. This layer of lighting can have a lower lumen amount, but it needs to be bright enough to cover the general space of the room you’re illuminating. You don’t want it to be too bright or specified though, as that’s what task lighting is ultimately used for.
2. Add Task Lighting
Task lighting is a more functional type of lighting than ambient lighting, as it is specifically designed to illuminate an area so you can accomplish a certain task-at-hand.
The rooms where task lighting is most important are your home’s kitchen, office and bathroom areas; however, task lighting is beneficial in almost any room you can think of in your home.
Task lighting should be bright, so you can accomplish whatever task is at hand, and it should be adjustable, so it can be easily turned on and off for when it’s unnecessary. For example, undercabinet lights for your kitchen. These should be bright so you can efficiently cut any vegetables or read a recipe when cooking, but they should also be adjustable and separate from your room’s main lighting, as they aren’t always necessary to have on when you’re in your kitchen.
3. Add Accent Lighting
Accent lighting serves mostly a decorative function, and it doesn’t necessarily have to add any sort of functionality to the rooms in your home. These light fixtures are the ones that add the extra flair and intricate, delicate detailing to the room you’re illuminating, and they’re the light fixtures that can be used to highlight other pieces of art or architectural details in a room.
Think elegant ceiling pendants, trendy Edison light bulbs, picture lights or even overhead spotlights. This type of lighting is where you can really let your personality shine, so focus on what you like first, and worry about whether it’s functional or not as an afterthought.
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Up your lighting game and choose light fixtures at The Light House Gallery that layer the lighting in your home. If you’re not sure about the types of light fixtures that will fit best in your home, consult one of our lighting specialists, who are specifically trained to find lighting solutions that will match the style of your home while staying within your recommended budget. And believe us — you’re bound to find something you fall in love with our huge selection of lighting products.
If you need assistance with the lighting in your home and/or business or you require additional information from our lighting team in Missouri, visit our Branson and Springfield showrooms today! You can also give us a call at (417) 268-9444 for our Springfield showroom, at (417) 213-5312 for our Branson showroom, or you can fill out our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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