Does your home need a boost to give it a more modern appearance? You may not have to go out and hire an expensive home decorator or carpenter to do a complete renovation. Oftentimes, just changing the light fixtures in a room can give it all the “boost” it needs.
What are some ways to brighten and modernize the lighting in your home?
There are several ways to spruce up your home just by updating the lighting inside it. For example:
● Some of the lighting fixtures in your home can be replaced with a dimmer switch. For instance, dimming the lighting in the bathroom can create a more relaxing atmosphere while you bathe. Lowering the lights in the bedroom can give the room a more romantic feel.
● Install lighting under the cabinets in the kitchen and office/workrooms. This will give a much more illuminating effect to these workspaces.
● Place a pretty lamp on a bookshelf. Not only will it break up the line of books, but it also adds much-needed illumination to the area.
● Replace old-fashioned ceiling lights with can lights. This not only modernizes your home but also allows you to point the illumination in the areas most needing it.
Illuminate in Layers
Another tip to give your home a more modern look is to layer the lighting. This not only provides a variety of illuminating options–ceiling, table lamp, or up-light–it also gives the room a more interesting appearance.
How can I improve the lighting in my home?
You should try to have a minimum of three separate sources of light for each room in your home. For example- overhead, table, and ambient lighting are all excellent sources of light that improve your home’s appearance.
Is track lighting a good option for the living room?
The use of track lights is becoming more common in homes. Track lighting is the perfect way to accent certain areas of the home. Home designers use track lights in the bathroom, bedrooms, and living rooms. These lights not only provide a modern look, but they also give ample illumination where it is needed the most.
In wrapping up this article about how to make your home more modern with lighting, always try to keep energy efficiency in mind. The use of LED or CFL lighting ensures you save money as well as make your home appear more modern.
If you have any questions, concerns or want to explore lighting options, a professional electrician can help. Safety and efficiency are paramount when it comes to any home project, especially lighting so make sure to get the job done right hiring a residential electrician.
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