With so many different lighting options, it can be incredibly difficult to find the right lighting for your custom home. Sure, you want as much natural light as possible, but you also need fixtures that create a cohesive space while also adding the right design aesthetic. Not to mention, your custom home lighting needs to be as functional and practical as possible. No one likes trying to read their favorite book or trying to cut vegetables without the right lighting. Choosing the right lighting for your custom home is extremely important.
To help, here are a few things to consider:
The right lighting for any room should easily incorporate into the design or aesthetics of the room.
Approach lighting from a design perspective. Yes, you want it to be functional and practical, but you can also add additional lighting options, if needed. For example, in your living room, you want an overhead light that makes a statement and flows with the rest of the room. Incorporating a standard ceiling fan with a globe light may throw off the entire aesthetic. Instead, opt for a light fixture that matches the room’s design. Then, add lamps that also match the room’s design throughout the space, if you need more lighting.
Make sure the lighting fixture adequately fits the space and the room it’s going in.
Now, aesthetics aren’t the only thing you should look for in a lighting fixture. While aesthetics are extremely important, you also need to think about the size of the fixture. For example, if your study or library is a slightly smaller room, then an oversized chandelier with 15 bulbs is probably overkill. The same could be said for your living room and entryway. Think about the size of the space and how you use it when looking for the right light fixture.
Lamps are a great way to set the tone and mood of any room.
No matter how great your overhead lighting fixtures are aesthetically and functionally, lamps are a great way to enhance any room. For one thing, they add another dimension to the aesthetics and design of the room. Table lamps are perfect for adding a pop of color to a room and floor lamps can enhance the room’s overall design. As far as the function of lamps go, they give you far more versatility than overhead lighting does. You can turn the bright overhead light off and control the tone of the room better by opting for a few lamps spread throughout the room.
When it comes to choosing the right kind of lighting for your custom home you need to consider the room’s purpose, functionality, and aesthetics. The builders at Carrington Custom Homes can help you select the right kind of lighting for each room. Drawing on your personal preferences and styles, we’ll work together to design and build the home of your dreams down to the smallest detail.
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