How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Space: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Space: A Comprehensive Guide
How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Space: A Comprehensive Guide

No matter where you live, you need to feel comfortable. A lot of people completely overlook the importance of comfort at home. One thing that a lot of people do not know though is that lighting has just as much impact on how comfortable you find your home as furniture or anything else. Studies show that certain types of lighting can either improve or ruin the mood.

This post will tell you everything you need to know about lighting, focusing particularly on types of lighting, i.e., pendants and lamps.

Light Fixtures

If you want to make the most of your home’s lighting then you need to think about fixtures. While you will indeed likely use lamps, overhead fixtures, and fittings are also needed. According to the experts from, there are lots of different types for you to choose from. The reason that you need to make sure that the fixtures and fittings in your home suit your taste is because if they are not then they will ruin your home’s atmosphere and clash with the rest of the decoration that you have chosen. Fitting light fixtures is not something that you should do yourself.

Oftentimes, fitting light fixtures involves tampering with your home’s wiring. You will therefore need to enlist the help of a professional electrician. Some light fixture companies actually offer fitting services so definitely ask the company you purchased fittings from if they do this.

Mood Lighting

As noted in the introduction to this post, certain types of lighting impact mood more than others. Some types of lighting can improve mood while other types can make you feel depressed down in the dumps. Studies seem to show that LED lighting is particularly bad for your health. Recent scientific research has uncovered amber lighting to be the most relaxing, comforting type of lighting there is. You therefore should make sure that the bulbs in your home are amber. You have no reason to turn on the light fittings in the daytime unless it is very dark outside. Amber lighting is particularly useful in the evening and can induce sleep, so if you’re going to use this type of lighting, you will not be able to do so in the daytime.

You can also buy lighting this red, blue, and pink. Different types of lighting have their own benefits so definitely research them if you’re planning on buying an eccentric color like those just quoted.

Yellow color background with lighting bulb and blank space for text or object.

Buying Lamps

Putting lamps in your house can be a great way to improve its interior decoration. Interior decoration is something you always need to think about as a homeowner. A lot of people have absolutely no idea how to tastefully decorate their homes. You will be pleased to know that you do not need to be an expert interior designer to decorate your home, as you can use interior design magazines and lift designs straight out of them. If you are going to use other people’s designs then make sure to include some of the things you like so your home is more yours than somebody else’s as far as its design is concerned. Use lamps liberally. The more light, the better.

You need to think about lighting more than anything else when you are decorating your home. Overlooking lighting is one of the worst things that you can do and is an amateur mistake. The most experienced interior designers always start with lighting, whether it’s natural or artificial.

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“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

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