The best lighting options for each room

Looking for the best lighting options for the different rooms of your home? It might be hard to find it but you will and today’s post will be your best friend during this adventure!

We’ve posted before about lighting techniques (as downlight and spot light), about the different kind of lighting fixtures you may find in the market, and even about the most efficient lighting bulbs you can choose for your lamps. But today we will help you choosing wisely the right lighting options for the different rooms. Because each one of it has it’s own needs.

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Living Room

Here’s an old trick: light up three of the four corners, focusing one of those lights on an object (like a plant, a chair or a painting). Use a combination of table lamps and floor lamps, some with a downward glow and some that shine upward.

The best lighting options for each room

Dining Room

Your dining table needs to be the brightest spot in the room. Use a chandelier or a pendant above the table. Indirect lighting is the best option for the remaining spots in the room. A small table lamp on a sideboard or matching sconces on the wall above are both perfect options.

 

KitchenThe best lighting options for each room

If you spend a good part of your time in the kitchen you already know that it’s importante to illuminate work surfaces. Use pendants, under-cabinet lights.

The best lighting options for each room

Bedroom

You will appreciate this advise later: place reading lamps or sconces by the bed (but not pointed directly at it). If you have track fixtures, angle them away from the bed, toward the dressing area and include a small, intimate lamp in a sidetable.

The best lighting options for each room

Bathroom

Ladies: from now on your best friend will be a pair of sconces. There’s not a better way to apply makeup that having a couple sidelights. An overhead light helps fill in any shadows on your face and also fully illuminates the room (perfect for cleaning time). If you have a big bathroom, you might also want a light directly over the shower.

The best lighting options for each room

Office

A home office requires a good deal of light for reading documents and writing. If you are the kind of person who spend a lot of time in your office, you should have a table lamp or a floor lamp right beside your writing desk.

The best lighting options for each room

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