Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home
Altis, Elan Plan 2 | Inland Empire | Pardee Homes
The lighting in your home is so important, allowing you to see what you’re doing, while also playing a substantial role in how comfortable your space feels. Here’s a room-by-room guide on how to pick the optimal lighting fixtures for your entire home.
The kitchen is often one of the busiest areas in your home. Everyone tends to gather there—for snacks, homework, visiting with family and, of course, eating meals. Since you cook and prep food in the kitchen, you’ll want plenty of overhead light to see what you are making. A great way to show off your personal style while still ensuring you have focused light is by using pendant lights over your kitchen island. Track lighting is a popular type of fixture for kitchens because it provides ample illumination without a harsh glare.
Pendant lights over the kitchen island add style and plenty of light for food prep in Larimar’s Plan 1 home in Las Vegas.
The living room is the place where you want to be surrounded by soft and comforting light as you unwind after a long day. Though, it’s also where you host gatherings and parties, so you’ll need lighting that can create a bright and inviting space. Recessed lighting can illuminate your living room, casting the perfect light for you and your guests, while floor lamps and sconces are ideal for when you want a subtler ambiance. Additionally, side table lamps are an excellent way to create a soft glow when you don’t need bright light. Depending on how you use your space—reading, playing board games, watching tv—you can choose the lighting that best suits how you imagine living in the room.
Sconces highlight artwork, while floor lamps deliver softer lighting for the living room’s seating area in Terraza’s Plan 3 home in San Diego.
Your bathroom is a place to pamper yourself, but it can also be hectic when you prep for your day. Vanity lighting above or around the mirror makes it easy to see while you get ready in the morning, preparing you for whatever your day holds. Overhead lights, like sconces and recessed lighting, can make your bathroom feel spacious and serene when you wind down for the night and get ready for bed.
Recessed lighting provides much-needed light in the master bath, while pendant lights over the sinks add a touch of flair in this Cresta Plan 3 home in Los Angeles.
In the bedroom especially, comfort is key. Many people enjoy having a ceiling fan in the bedroom for both light and temperature control. Nightstand lamps are popular because they allow you to read and relax in low light before drifting off to sleep.
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