For those of us that had home moving plans on our horizon before the Coronavirus pandemic, these may have been put on hold. Either we have reprioritised, reconsidered finances, or fallen back in love with our homes as we have spent a lot more time in them over the last few months.
So as our thoughts turn to improving not moving, Truly Lighting’s owner Christina Nicolaides shares a few snippets of advice about how changing your lighting can make a big difference in your existing space.
- Layering is a key aspect of lighting in every room. Use a mix of lighting including overhead, low level, accent lighting and task lighting. Layered lighting creates interest and a careful balance of light and shadow.
- Don’t make the kitchen too dim. While some spotlights and overhead lights can be overpowering, you still need it to be bright enough to see what you are doing. Strip lighting above kitchen cabinets can be a great way to add additional illumination without excessive glare.
- Use some floor level lighting and step lighting to illuminate hallways and staircases so you can move around safely after dark without having to turn bright overhead lights on.
- Remember to utilise natural light as much as possible.
- I am a big fan of candle lighting, but this comes with safety issues especially if you have young children, so investing in some warm white LED candles can also help to achieve a warm, cosy feeling in the evenings.
If you are working on a home improvement project and want to find out how Truly Lighting could offer you a unique lighting design, contact us today to discuss your needs.