Tips on Setting Up your Home Lighting the DIY Way


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One mistake many homeowners make when trying to spruce up how their home looks, is failing to pay attention to how their lighting is set up. Indeed, you probably thought painting the inside of your home a certain colour is more effective than the quality of your lighting—you’re wrong. Lighting design is an incredibly powerful tool that has the ability to make your home’s living spaces seem larger and more comfortable.

Ample lighting also increases your home’s safety, and makes it possible to carry out common household tasks with more convenience. The key to getting your home’s lighting setup down pat is to use a combination of different light sources. This increases the number of different ways your home can be used, while also creating aesthetically pleasing light effects.

Below are some tips on how to get started. 

Install Different Types of Lighting Having different lighting options in your living spaces, like your living room for example, allows you to create a variety of lighting effects, and it also makes it easier to choose a specific light source depending on your needs. If you’re just reading, you can simply switch on the lamp beside the sofa, and keep your recessed lights switched off.

You can start with at least 3 kinds of lighting, which includes recessed lights, indirect lighting, and task lighting. Together, these 3 light sources create beautiful effects in your room. 

Light Ceilings, Walls, and Floors Together Many homeowners settle for just overhead lights, thinking they’re night to do the job of illuminating your home. But with just a few simple additions of pendant lamps, chandeliers, wall lamps, and floor lamps, you can create a lot more drama and depth without breaking the bank. 

Get a Dimming Controller Dimmers are great at controlling your living spaces’ atmosphere and look, but they come with a catch. You can’t use CFLs, since they work poorly with dimmers, so you need to go with LED light bulbs. For more DIY lighting ideas, check out this Buzzfeed post.

You can also contact the LiquidLEDs support team to know which of our products to use in lighting your home.

 

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