Finding the Perfect Mix of Lighting for Every RoomPosted on: July 28th, 2017
The right interior lighting for your home is important. Bright overhead lights will illuminate a room, but they don’t create much character. When used creatively, light and shadow sculpts spaces. Whether you’re decorating your first apartment or looking to refresh a tired interior, look to light for décor inspiration.
Light sources come in various wattages and serve distinctly different purposes. The first thing to do when trying to light a room correctly is deciding what the room will be used for. Is it an office for work? Will it be mostly for relaxation? How much daylight does the room get, and is it morning or afternoon light? Light is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform your interior. Here are some lighting tips to help you bring out the best in your surroundings.
The Brilliance of Brightness
Lighting can be divided into categories. They include:
General illumination for a room. Ambient light can come from overhead fixtures, recessed lights, torchieres, sconces and table lamps.
Specific light for tasks such as working, cooking and reading. Task lights focus light down onto the task at hand. They should be brighter than the surrounding lights.
Light that highlights specific features or objects in a room.
These are basic types of interior illumination. However, décor inspiration can also come from another exceptional category of unique lighting options that can help heal and create tranquility.
Himalayan salt lamps and selenite lamps are beautiful and unique ways to bring warmth and healing to your space.
Salt lamps are large pieces of pure Himalayan salt with a small bulb inside. In addition to providing a comforting glow, salt lamps emit negative ions. Other natural powerhouse sources of negative ions include lightning, ocean waves, sunlight and waterfalls. Negative ions increase energy flow to the brain, raising alertness and mental energy while decreasing drowsiness. Himalayan salt lamps can help you create a positive space.
Selenite lamps are made from naturally clear or opaque gypsum crystal. Selenite allows light to easily pass through it, producing a soft, warming glow. This crystal constantly recharges itself. Some sources claim that its calming and soothing energy transmits like a radio wave, seeking out areas of difficulty and static. This translucent white crystal has an ethereal quality and balances in the space between light and matter. Every selenite lamp is unique, but all can bring calm and peace to a room.
The right interior lighting can transform your home into a welcoming, healing space that feels good. These lighting tips are meant to give you décor inspiration for finding what works best in your dwelling. Ultimately, though, the right lighting solutions for you will be determined by your tastes and limited only by your imagination.