One of the most overlooked aspect when it comes to remodeling a room, home or even an apartment is the choice of lighting. Lighting sets the mood and the ambiance of any room. You can simply use different forms of lighting along with different lamps and fixtures to re-create the atmosphere of any room without doing much.The use of bright light can bring a cheery feel. There are many ways to use lighting that can totally change the feel and ambiance of the room. This article covers the top 5 tips for creating an overall impact using different types of lighting.
1. Dimmer switches
One of the most important addition to your lighting are dimmer switches. These will allow you to change the mood of the room using the same existing light fixtures that are already installed. It’s easy with dimmer switches to go from a happy bright intense lighting to a soft, warm and cozy by just changing the attenuation of the switch.
2. Lamps and floor lighting
When using lamps, you can create a better visual effect if you elevate the lamps on surfaces that are higher than 3 feet from the floor. You will be amazed that this simple little trick will create a different visual effect to your room.
3. Light bulbs
The lightbulbs that you choose are also important to the type of lighting that will be projected into the room. If you use the bluish color of light bulbs, they will offer a more clean atmosphere to a room and will completely give it a different feel from a clear or soft white bulbs.
4. Recessed directional lighting
The use of recessed directional lighting is the right choice when you want to accentuate a certain piece of artwork or particular fixtures in a room, such as a statue or possibly a wood stove or fireplace.
When using lamps in a room, you can add a touch of high-end elegance by picking ones with metal accents. Metal accents typically are used in the better quality lighting products. These will add a touch of elegance to the room.
These are a few simple tips that anyone can do at a very little cost. So if there is a room of which you want to change the feel, pick up a few lighting fixtures as well as different styles of light bulbs and get creative.