Brighten Up with the Right Light Fixtures
on August 19 2013
Lighting is one of the most important elements of interior design. Well-planned lighting designs improve a home’s functionality while creating a welcoming ambiance. Yet different rooms have different lighting needs. Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge contemporary light fixtures, transitional modern light fixtures or something more traditional, you can find stylish and affordable lighting solutions for any room at The Home Depot.
This busy high-traffic area is as much a cooking space as it is a gathering place for the family, so address varied needs with multiple kitchen lighting solutions. For overall room illumination, install a dimmer switch to instantly control brightness and ambiance. For more targeted lighting, opt for under-cabinet and recessed lighting fixtures over work areas. For both task and accenting lighting, choose a track light fixture. The flexible design of track lighting makes it easy to angle and spotlight specific areas of your kitchen.
Refresh your bathroom with a wide selection of contemporary light fixtures from The Home Depot. Keep in mind that ambient and task-oriented bathroom light fixtures should be safety rated for damp or wet areas. For the best illumination over your mirror, opt for track lighting; lights set in strips minimize shadows by providing even, consistent illumination. For a warm glow that reduces glare, choose fixtures with frosted-glass designs. Recessed lighting opens up small bathrooms and enhances safety in darker spaces such as the shower.
Whether it’s a relaxing oasis or the social hub of your home, you can dress up your living room with decorative light fixtures. Track lighting is a great choice for highlighting the room’s focal points, such as artwork or furniture. Table and floor lamps are best for reading and other tasks that require direct light. Installing a dimmer switch is a smart way to control your living room’s ambience from day to night.
More than just somewhere to eat, the dining room is an ideal space to entertain friends and family. A dimmable statement light is a great way to set the mood here. For added drama, consider installing a hanging fixture such as a chandelier.
Add elegance to a small bedroom with decorative yet discreet flush-mount ceiling fixtures. For larger bedrooms, opt for stylish pendant lights. Bedside-table lamps are a practical and attractive lighting option, especially if you like to read before going to sleep.
Make the most of your new lighting by swapping incandescent bulbs for money-saving, energy-efficient LED light bulbs.
Ready to upgrade your home lighting? Find the products and know-how you need at The Home Depot.