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Lights are an important part of your home. They make the difference between being able to enjoy your evenings and being forced to retire to bed early every night. Yet, despite their importance, it seems that they are often overlooked. Many people simply accept the lights that are already in place and do not even think about changing them.
However, with a little help from your local Sydney electrician, you can create a plan and install the lighting system which will transform your home! Follow this guide to get you started:
Know Your Light Level
Do you want a brightly lit room or one that has a more romantic, seductive or even sleepy feel? The first thing to consider when deciding this is what the room is used for. An office will need bright lights while a cinema room will be better with subdued lights. Knowing how much light you need will help you to choose the right set-up.
Recessed lights have become very popular as they can spread light effectively across a whole room. This is usually desirable in your kitchen where you want to see all the work surfaces and what you are preparing. It is also a good option when you have low ceilings; there is no need to worry about banging your head.
Adding a dimmer switch to recessed lights can help to change the atmosphere in the room, which is great for parties and special occasions.
It is worth noting that these can be straight down or directional lights, allowing you to angle them to your own needs.
Create Atmosphere – Lights Behind Armchairs
When you are looking to make a dramatic effect then lighting placed behind armchairs is a good idea. It reduces the total light in the room to create atmosphere but allows individuals to read or see what they are doing.
Other ways of creating atmosphere include adding focal points to the room. This can be through lighting specific pictures with spotlights, or even running lights under shelving to illuminate your books, ornaments and other trophies.
The standard approach to lighting is a bulb hanging from the ceiling. This actually pools the light which can be perfect for creating an atmosphere or lighting specific sections of your home. If you add a nice lampshade you can create an illusion of opulence or romance and it can be coordinated with the colors of a specific room.
This makes the drop lighting one of the most versatile and easiest to fit.
Plan Your Design
Changing or installing lighting will usually require the expertise of an electrician. This is not something you wish to repeat every week! It is, therefore, important to draw a plan of your house and add in different light schemes to see how they might look.
During this process, you can look at different light fittings in shops and online. But, more importantly, look at the lighting schemes in other people’s houses and see how effective they are. You will then be able to decide which suits you best.
Just remember, it’s easy to upgrade the lighting and change the atmosphere by adding in floor and table lamps. These can even be used to help you decide which home lighting plan is right for you.
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