With lighting being a crucial element of making homes functional, wall lighting is another aspect which can greatly add depth and ambiance to any home and personal space.
Wall lighting can provide illumination for both inside and outside the house, making it a useful yet stylish way to add some light.
When planning wall lighting, this should come as the last stage of interior designing. After all, it’s easy to find wall lighting that can blend with existing decor, so there’s no need to worry about it initially.
Here are some tips for shopping and planning:
- When shopping around, look for light bulbs that are of high quality. Research beforehand will also help you, because the most expensive does not always translate to the best quality. There are also many inexpensive models on the market that can suit your lighting needs just fine.
- Work with a set budget before hand. This way you won’t be tempted to purchase more than what you need.
- Measure your wall sockets and everything that needs lighting before shopping.
- Take your time to browse different models and varieties of wall lighting available so you can find proper models that complement and match your home.
- Invest your time in researching the proper types of materials and lights available. If you are on a budget, you can also purchase energy efficient lights that look great, do the job well, and they cost less. An added benefit would also be that your savings will show up in your electricity bill.
A great thing about wall lighting is that because they take up hardly any space, you can use them in a variety of ways around your home.
Here are some suggestions where you can use them:
- You can purchase inset wall lighting for use on your bed head for nighttime reading. This leaves your night table free for more space to put other items such as a computer, books, alarm clock, and more.
- If you want to use wall lights for your bedroom, you can also add dimmers which will instantly create an atmosphere and ambiance.
- Diffused wall lighting also works great with mirrors in your dressing room. They provide ample lights to give good illumination of your facial features and ample coverage from head to toe depending on the size and number of wall lights you install.
- You can use wall lighting in your living room to highlight specific areas such as the fireplace, picture frames, and other furniture as points of interest. Remember that when placing wall lighting in certain areas, do not put them too high above or under what you want to illuminate, as this can create unflattering angles. It would be best to use these types of lights to highlight things that will stay in place.
With these tips you’re on your way to a well-lit home which can now be made more elegant and relaxing with the ambiance provided by the lights.