Choosing the lighting fixtures for your house is one of the details you need to plan when decorating a new space. You should have a mixture of light sources from different level to create the right ambience. Here are tips for the five key spots.

Living Room

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It is very important the set the right mood for the living room area. This is a space where you will usually relax and occasionally entertain. Light three of the four corners, focusing one of those lights on an object (art, a plant, a striking chair). If you have an overhead fixture, put it on a dimmer.

Dining Room

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The dining room is one of the easiest rooms to light simply because the focus point is on the dining table. Traditionally, chandeliers are chosen for this area but pendant lights are also very popular due to the smaller space area. However, you can also add track lights or accent lights if you wish to put the spotlight on a certain accent feature in the room.


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Focus on overhead lighting (on a dimmer that you can crank up when cooking), and add lower sources to illuminate work surfaces. Use pendants, under-cabinet lights, or a sturdy table lamp (kept away from the sink).


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Aim for a cozy, insular atmosphere, the best choice would be warm light because it’s more restful and relaxing. Place reading lamps or sconces by the bed but never directly pointing at it. Also, consider using accent lights to highlight a photo or a work of art. Don’t forget about the dimmer switch, it will allow you to create the perfect ambience in the room.


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If you are one who apply your make up in the bathroom, the best choice is sidelights, such as a pair of sconces flanking the mirror. An overhead light helps in fully illuminating the room, which is important when it comes to cleaning. In the events of a large space, you might also want a light directly over the shower.

Lighting is very important to compliment the type of flooring you are going to do for your home. With the right lighting, every inch of your house bask in the limelight.

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