What to think about when choosing new lighting
Everybody dreams of a stunning and well-lit home, perfectly functional as well as offering comfort. How to achieve this in reality? Here are the top things to consider when looking at revamping your home’s lighting:
- Understand the basics
A little know-how about lighting is a good thing before you start making decisions. Do some research on what lights are available on the market, the different types of bulbs and where they are best suited in the home.
- Know your lights
There are different types of lighting options so familiarise yourself with them before deciding. There are wall sconces, recessed lights, spotlights, chandeliers, pendants and lamps. Think about what would look best in each room and if that choice offers the right kind of lighting needs. Also consider that you’ll most likely need a Ceiling Rose. For a full range, visit www.creative-cables.co.uk/2648-ceiling-roses
- Pick a theme
When choosing light fittings, it’s good to have an idea of what theme you’re looking for. Is it traditional, modern, rustic or industrial, for example? Ideally, your lighting should blend in with your decor, complementing it and make the room more welcoming.
- Room Size
Obviously a huge chandelier in a box room is not going to look good. Choosing the right size lighting fixture is important so that you don’t over light or under light a space. A lighting fixture must be proportional to the room in which it is to be installed.