How to Use Lighting to Pull a Room Together
We could have the most modern furniture, the loveliest carpets and curtains, beautifully painted walls, and countless fashionable home accessories, but if the lighting in our home is poor, all of that won’t matter.
Believe it or not, the lights in our home play a major role in decoration. Without proper lighting, all of our work could go to waste. In fact, we could spend a fortune on decorating a room and then fail to enjoy it due to inadequate lighting.
Luckily, with a few simple tips, we can use lighting to our advantage and make our living area more enjoyable than ever!
Using a Centerpiece
A centerpiece is a great way to light the whole room without complicating things. On top of that, a unique centerpiece could complement the design of our room, making it even more beautiful.
Depending on our taste and the style of the room, we can opt for a modern pendant or a romantic chandelier. Either way, a good centerpiece will not only light our room, but it will also make it look great.
If we are placing a centerpiece in the living room, we should put it in such a way so that it brightens the seating area, creating a focal point. Also, we should consider installing a dimmer switch, which will allow us to set the mood.
Highlighting the Fireplace
Not many people have a fireplace in their homes; if we are lucky enough to have one, we should make the most out of it. After all, leaving such a beautiful structure in the dark is just sad, wouldn’t you agree?
To make our fireplace look its best, we could add a pair of small lamps or install scones. That will change the appearance and the feel of the whole room, making it warmer and cozier.
Selecting Interesting Lights
Lights aren’t only devices that bring light to our homes — they are also great accessories that we can use to decorate a room. With a creative light, not only will we bring enough light to a room, but we will also make our space look amazing.
A good example is a vintage nautical light that works within the space, which can look great in numerous settings. Also, this kind of light is extremely easy to install if you buy from us because it can be wired to accommodate whatever needs you may have.
Emphasizing Our Art
If we have an art collection in some of our rooms, we shouldn’t let it sit in the dark. Instead, we should light our art and display it proudly. Typical solutions include track lighting, picture lighting, ceiling-mounted accent lights, wall washers, etc.