Natural light entering your house has the best lighting that you can possibly experience, whether in terms of aesthetics, practicality, or cost effectiveness. Unfortunately, you cannot enjoy the sun’s brightness during the night. This might be a good time for you to consider lighting upgrades in your home.
There are a lot of ways to upgrade the lighting situation inside your home, but here are some of the best techniques that can instantly uplift the value and energy of any room:
1. Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
Several manufacturers have come up with light bulbs that consume less energy but still generate enough brightness. Steer clear of incandescent bulbs, which are not only dimmer than modern bulbs, but are also power-hungry devices. Instead, choose either a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) or a light emitting diode (LED). Sure, these products may cost more than traditional bulbs, but they use less electricity and last longer.
2. Add recessed lighting
A good alternative to traditional bulbs is the use of recessed lighting. This kind of lighting fixture prevents the usual light bulb glare, by being embedded in the ceiling through a hollow opening. The result is a sufficiently lit room that’s perfect for intimate moments or areas in the home that need quick bursts of illumination (such as a bathroom).
3. Install undercabinet lighting
One of the latest and most trending techniques in brightening up a kitchen or home library is to use undercabinet lighting. As its name suggests, the lighting fixture is installed under or behind a cabinet.
This creates practically the same illumination, but without the light bulbs visible. It’s a more sophisticated way of making a room brighter.
4. Consider using chandelier or similar lighting fixtures
Chandeliers are gradually returning to home interior design, and today is a good opportunity to consider installing one in your living room.
However, if you think chandeliers are too extravagant or formal for your home, you may opt for flush mount lighting fixtures or pendant light. These alternatives also appear to be hanging from the ceiling – just like a traditional chandelier – but they look more modern and minimalist.
5. Use string lights for small homes
There’s something cozy and comforting about string lights, probably because they may remind you of Christmas lights or a quaint neighborhood’s street light. Putting up string lights in your home creates a fun and festive atmosphere, where everyone feels comfortable. What’s great about this kind of lighting option is that they’re easy to install and remove.
Upgrading your lighting fixtures is a great way to redesign your home and replace any busted light bulbs. Follow these five tips, and you will find yourself enjoying your home more than usual.