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A new year may call for some renovations to the home or maybe even a brand new space altogether! Whether you’re renovating your existing home or starting fresh, one of the main factors in any space is the lighting. Although it may seem as though lighting just blends right into the room, it’s meant to serve a purpose…more than just providing light to the space. When you’re thinking about your home’s lighting, what works in one room may not work in the next. That’s why it’s important to choose your lighting accordingly. We’ve compiled some helpful advice on how to choose the right lighting for every room in the home, so that you can light your home beautifully and efficiently.

Living Areas

Lighting needs to mesh with what goes on in a particular space, and the living area has many purposes. This means that the lighting needs to work with whatever is going on in that space at any given time. This could range from family movie night to entertaining guests to curling up with a good book. This is why track lighting is recommended in this space, as it is both flexible and inconspicuous. Easily providing ambient lighting in the room, track lighting doesn’t get in the way of what you’re trying to do in the space. Opt for adjustable track lighting, so that you can dim it when necessary.

Kitchen & Dining

Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may need multiple light sources. Pendant lighting is the preferred choice for this area of the home, as it provides ample light to the space and it’s also customizable to your design needs. The kitchen needs enough light so that meals can be prepared with ease, yet the lighting needs to work with the design elements of the home. That’s why pendant lighting is the perfect way to make a statement in this area of the home. Other lighting that you may want to add to the kitchen include:

Lighting needs to be abundant in the kitchen, as well as the dining area, which is why chandeliers are the preferred choice for dining rooms. The dining area is where family and guests congregate, and chandeliers add a level of functionality and beauty to the space seamlessly.

Bathroom Lighting

Bathroom lighting can be tricky. After all, this is the space in your home where you get ready for the day and bad lighting can cause problems. This is why lighting placement in the bathroom is key. Install your light fixtures at the sides of the mirror to equal out the amount of light in the space. That way, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you’re looking your best when you go to take on the day.

Hallway Lights

Sconces and flush-mount ceiling fixtures work well in hallway areas. Typically these areas aren’t very large, so your lighting shouldn’t take up much space. The amount of light doesn’t need to be abundant either. Simple, soft lighting can create a calming ambiance as you travel from one room to the next.

When it comes to lighting in your home, choosing the right fit for the space is important. If you’re building a new home or renovating your existing home, keep these tips in mind when you delve into the world of lighting. Remember what each space is used for and choose your lighting to match that space perfectly.

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