How to Add Ambient Lighting to Your Home
Create the perfect space for work, rest and play by using the right ambient lighting for your space.
When used properly, it should be attractive, subtle, highlight the most beautiful features in your home and create the right mood.
It should also illuminate darker areas of your home, boost productivity and focus and provide the perfect environment for rest, relaxation and fun throughout your home.
Here are five ways you can add ambient lighting to your home effectively.
1. Use natural light
Natural light provides the most uplifting and beautiful ambient lighting so you should consider this first before anything else.
Constantly shifting and evolving, it works alongside the ambient lighting that you’ve chosen to make the most of your space whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.
For the best effect, consider adding south-facing windows to your home or maximising the natural light that enters the space. East facing and west facing windows can also bring an interesting touch.
2. Use mirrors
Add mirrors to your space and you can add a touch of luxury to your home and also boost any natural light coming into the room.
Place them opposite windows so they reflect the incoming light and consider choosing interesting statement pieces to shape the overall mood of the room at the same time.
If you’d prefer not to use mirrors, you can also reconsider the colour of the room, opting for a highly reflective paint where possible.
3. Play with colour, finishes and placement
Create the right mood for your room by considering factors such as colours, finishes and placement when choosing your light fittings.
Start by considering what the room will be used for, what mood you’d like to create and how you can bring your design scheme alive with clever, modern ambient lighting.
We offer a wide range of options here at Luxury Chandelier that can suit your unique interior design scheme including colours, textures and features.
4. Use pendant fixtures
Pendant fixtures bring a touch of style to a room, soften the lighting and also bring depth and warmth to your interior. Bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms and living rooms benefit most from this gentle, muted style of lighting.
We have many styles of modern and traditional pendant lights in our exclusive online catalogue which can speak volumes about your unique tastes.
5. Use dimmers
Dimmers provide versatility and flexibility to a room, allowing you to change the lighting of a room to suit your desired mood and use.
You can keep it bright on dark rainy days or if you have work to do and also be able to select the perfect level of calm and low light when you want to relax.
Consider creating different zones for your dimmers to provide lighting to the right areas of your room. Use one zone for the perimeter and one zone for the seating area for best results.
Achieving the right ambient lighting for your home is easier than you think. By capturing natural light and combining it with clever electric light, selecting the right fixtures and using mirrors and dimmers, you can create exactly the right feel for your needs.
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