411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Guide to Venetian Blinds

When it comes to Venetian blinds, it’s best not to play any guessing games. Venetians are a great way to aestheticise a space - at the same...

on Sep 20, 2017

Maintenance Tips for your Important Kitchen Appliances

Many of us presume that we will need to spend money on a professional handyman to fix a kitchen appliance when it breaks down. Either that or just...

on Sep 7, 2017

5 Interesting Plumbing Facts You Probably Took for Granted

Plumbing is one of the regular amenities you often take for granted in the home. But how much do you know about this critical aspect of home...

on Sep 5, 2017

Tips To Use The Extra Garage Space

The garage is one of the places in a house that is usually not well taken care of. Most people tend to just park their cars and rush inside their...

on Sep 5, 2017

Top Home Remodeling Ideas

Looking for new projects? Check out these ideas on improving your home including some budget friendly tips. Have you thought about changing the...

on Aug 30, 2017

Top Tips for Lighting and Interior Design

by Emily Hall on Aug 30, 2013

Whichever room of your house you are decorating, light is an important part of the equation and thanks to the latest technology you have a huge range of options.

It's easy to underestimate the importance of light in interior design. Good lighting can make a small room feel larger, highlight interesting features or change the feel of a space at different times of day.

Thanks to the latest technologies like LED lighting and halogen, lights are available in a wider range of shapes and sizes than ever before; from discreet, recessed fittings to statement pieces that provide a talking point as well as illumination.

Kitchen Lighting

Of all the rooms in your home it's in the kitchen that good light is perhaps the most important. The latest led lighting can provide a clean, bright light without being obtrusive. Lamps can be recessed in ceilings or fitted beneath cupboards for a sleek, modern look. You can use directional spots to highlight work surfaces and cookers to make sure you can see what you're doing.

Kitchens tend to have lots of shiny or reflective surfaces so it's important to have your lighting carefully positioned to avoid glare. If you tend to eat in the kitchen you can experiment with dimmers to give a more intimate feel for dining, or light the table area separately from that used for food preparation.

Safe in the Bathroom

After the kitchen, the other room where light is key is the bathroom. Inadequate bathroom lighting can even present a safety hazard. But in the modern home the bathroom is increasingly a place to relax and chill out so how it looks is also an important consideration.

Natural light is important as bathrooms tend to be small, but you need to ensure that your artificial lighting is good too. Highlight the vanity area with fixtures mounted either side at eye level to eliminate unflattering shadows. Do be sure to use fixtures that are designed for use in wet areas to ensure safety.

You can add directional LED spots to highlight areas like shelving or ornate basins. You can try something unusual like lighting under cabinets to show off the flooring or define a pathway.

Enhance the Lounge

We spend a lot of time in our lounges and yet it's a room where we often seem to neglect the lighting. Relying on a central ceiling fitting and perhaps a standard lamp or wall lights probably isn't using it to the best effect.

Thanks to LED technology you now have many more flexible lighting options. You can get LED lamps to suit conventional fittings, but the flexibility of the technology means that it's available in a huge range of different styles. You can exploit this to use small, subtle fittings to light alcoves, highlight works of art or even light under pieces of furniture to make them appear to float above the floor.

LED lighting is transforming the way we light our homes. Not only does it provide excellent colour quality and instant lighting it's low energy and long life. By replacing incandescent lamps and older fittings you can give your home a fresh modern twist and you're helping to save the planet too.
Lighting has changed radically in the last decade or so. Where low-energy lights were once bulky, ugly and dim, they're now bright and attractive. If you're redecorating or giving your home a makeover you shouldn't underestimate the difference that switching to modern lighting can make.

Author: James Holden is the digital content manager of Visible Lighting and has many years’ experience in the LED Lighting industry. To find out more information on James Holden, you can follow him on GooglePlus.

Author

Emily

Emily Hall

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

When to Visit the Flooring Store: Repairing Existing Flooring vs. Installing New

Stylish flooring can really transform a room. It’s the difference between mediocre and show home. The problem is that flooring tends to...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

French Door Refrigerator Purchasing Guide

Purchasing French door refrigerators doesn’t have to involve a lot of guesswork.  If you do the research beforehand and know what the buying...

Appliance / Repair

Electric Floor Heating Mats

The radiant floor heating mats are sheets that can be placed indoors as well as outdoors for purpose of generating warmness or heat. These mats are...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Kitchen Appliances Every Home Chef Should Have

Technology has made our daily chores easy to accomplish. Nowadays, technology in the kitchen has changed the way we cook. Many appliances available...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Remodeling your Home to Go Green

Creating a home that is friendly to the environment is very important, especially when those ideas save money and energy. Projects like this pay...

Improvements / Remodeling

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017