The lighting in your home can have a huge impact on the feel and ambience of your space. Many rooms in your home have multiple uses and therefore should offer lighting to reflect all the activities that occur within each space. Planning ahead of making changes to your room’s lighting in terms of the feel and use of each room will help point you in the right direction when it comes to the best type of lighting for your home in Surrey.
Here are some of the most common and effective lighting choices that should be on your radar:
Ambient lighting: Ambient lighting is a neutral choice for multipurpose rooms, offering a ‘natural’ light feeling. Ambient light illuminates your space enough to be functional but gives a peaceful and soft look without the harsh effects of fluorescent lighting. For an entertainment space, this can be a great option to set the ambience of your room. However, this may not be ideal as the only source of light for rooms such as the kitchen for example, where you need a brighter light for preparing a meal.
Task lighting: When paired with ambient lighting, task lighting is a great option when you need a brighter light for a dedicated duty. An ambient space with properly designed task lighting is efficient and properly prepares a space for multiple uses without flooding it in a harsh way, the way other types of overhead lights might.
Accent lighting: Less functional and more decorative, accent lighting can take a boring space and bring it to the next level of sophistication. Art, accent walls, or gallery walls will be the centre of attention with a little accent lighting and make them the focal point of your space. This is a great option to consider if you feel a room is lacking a statement piece but you don’t have the room to add more decorative pieces.
Overall, you want your space to feel bright and welcoming, without being drowned in a harsh light all around. A great rule of thumb is to incorporate soft, ambient light throughout your space and decide where to focus brighter lights additionally for the best functionality of your home.
When making decisions about your home’s lighting, be sure to consult a professional you can trust to not only get the job done correctly but also offer you fair and honest advice along the way. The specialists at AJ’s Electrical are educated in providing you with the knowledge to make the right decisions and give you the best options while meeting your budget. Contact us today.