As a homeowner, there are parts of your home that you absolutely love, and others that you can’t wait to change. Now is the perfect time to think about updating your lighting and the look of your home. You may have plans to redo a bathroom or spare bedroom, and adding a new light fixture can make the space more functional and more appealing. Choose the ideal fixtures so that you’ll be ready to get started on your own decorating projects.
Rethinking a Room
There may be nothing particularly wrong with a room, but you have ideas for how you can better use a space, such as a living room or family room. Maybe the seating area seems a bit too dark, and you want to add a table lamp or floor lamp to make the space more inviting. Maybe you finally got that projector screen and home theater system for the holidays, and you want to add theater-style sconces to the walls. Whatever the case may be, the lighting can make or break a room, and if you want to repurpose or reinvent a room this winter, finding the right fixtures is key.
Highlighting Certain Decor
If you have a certain piece of decor or artwork that you recently acquired, you want to place it in a prominent spot in your home. Once you’re found that perfect spot, whether it’s on a wall, a shelf, or in a display case, you’ll want to find the best light for it. Track lighting is great for artwork such as paintings or photographs, and accent lighting can be ideal for items in cases or on shelves. You’ll want to draw the eye to the decor while making sure there isn’t so much light on it that a glare is created. You’ll have to consider your installation angles and directional focus for any spot or track lighting you install on your ceilings and also the best accent fixtures for flat surfaces.
Giving the Exterior an Upgrade
One area of your home that shouldn’t be neglected when making lighting upgrades is the exterior. You may have a standard porch light or garage light, but what you really want is lighting that accents and highlights your home’s landscaping and architecture. You might be planning to replace your sidewalk or front steps, and adding step lights and pathway fixtures can greatly improve your home’s curb appeal. You may not have plans to sell your home in the near future, but you do appreciate when a passer-by takes notice of your property. Exterior lighting upgrades also improve the safety and security around your home.
If you have plans for minor or major home renovations this year, don’t leave lighting off the list. New fixtures can do wonders for any room, and by being proactive now, you’ll be ready for that first full weekend of home renovation when you have the time and energy to get started!