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How to Choose the Best Lighting for Your Home

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When it’s time to redecorate your home’s spaces, it’s too easy to overlook the value of lighting. Bad choices can make or break any design goals for your spaces.

You shouldn’t work without a plan: lighting is one of the most strategic elements you can use for any space. Use it to its potential in every space of your home, and you and your guests won’t be disappointed.

Integrate various types of lighting sources into each space

As you think about what lighting to add into each home’s space, don’t settle for a single light source. If that dark corner of your bedroom needs a floor lamp, it’s an opportunity for creativity. Don’t think that one lamp is where your lighting décor journey begins and ends! Consider other light sources you can add to that room to create the best look.

A well-lit, modern dining room with ceiling lamps and natural lighting.

Using the bedroom example, a home office can use several different light sources. Functional tasking lights, like desk lamps, are perfect for working later at night.

Know the light source’s purpose for each space

Integrating the best lighting in your home should never involve throwing a lamp into a room and calling it a day. Every light source needs to be there for a reason, even one as simple as needing a lighting source to see in a dark room. Consider the tone you want for each space as you think about the type of light sources you want to use.

For a family room, creating the right ambiance is essential, such as illuminating artwork or shining a light directly on conversation areas. For a study, low light for relaxing mixed with direct lighting around seating where you will be reading or working is a good idea. Setting the right tone and giving each light source a purpose is key.

Don’t forget outdoor lighting

Homeowners with a lawn will want to keep outdoor lighting in mind. Not only does it look sophisticated, but it’s also important for staying safe. Whatever your goals may be, be sure to at least light the walkway around your home, and at the entryway. For security purposes, install flood lights that are motion activated.

Two ornate porch lights illuminating a wooden front door.

Need more tips about properly lighting your home? Reach out to Guaranteed A Fine Furniture today and let us help you to transform your home from dim to glowing with style!