Many people don’t spare much thought for the lighting in their homes. The consequences of lighting mistakes may not be too dire, but they’re not enjoyable to live with. For that reason, and in order to make your life better, Modern Chandeliers is going to show you the lighting mistakes you are making and how you can avoid them.
#1 RELYING ON ONLY ONE LIGHT SOURCE
The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. It’s important to not rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps.
#2 CHOOSING THE WRONG SIZE OF LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A SPACE
Bigger isn’t always better, but if you are lighting a large area then it’s also possible to choose lighting styles that are too small. Think about the available space and choose a design that will look appropriate and will provide sufficient light.
#3 NEGLECTING YOUR CLOSET
Lighting mistakes like this one are very often because your closet needs attention too. Some good lighting is clearly going to help to distinguish this pair of black trousers, from that pair of black trousers!
#4 FAILING TO THINK ABOUT WHERE SHADOWS FALL
When lights are not placed well, shadows can create problems for you. Try to locate light sources in optimal areas, giving thought to how space is used. In kitchens, hanging pendants are a good idea to ensure you have the light directly above the primary work area, instead of the light beaming from the center of the ceiling.
#5 MISMATCHING THE LIGHTING DESIGN TO THE REST OF THE DÉCOR
You can usually get away with mixing retro lighting designs with modern furnishings and decoration, but using modern or futuristic lighting designs in a room that is furnished with antiques will not create the ideal look.
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