Lighting the Hallway
The hallway is the room that visitors see first when they visit your home and as the saying goes ‘first impressions last’ so always try and create a warm, and welcoming effect in this part of your home. By combining the right type of lighting in your hallway with maybe a large mirror you can give the effect of a spacious area that is instantly welcoming and cosy
Lighting your Living Room
The Living Room is the room in the house where most of us spend our leisure time. You should be looking to make the lighting in this room easily controllable whilst taking into consideration natural daylight along with the positioning of your furniture and TVs etc. Go for a ceiling pendant with strategically placed floor standing uplighters which can be switched on and off as you need them. Dimmer switches are ideal in a living room where TV screen glare can be an issue.
Lighting the Dining room
The dining room is one of the main rooms in a house where family can gather for meals and parties. Allowing adequate above lighting directly over the table will ensure that people can see each other during mealtimes. However, when you have finished eating and conversation becomes the main focus of the table, wall lights or floor-standing uplighters which take light away from the table but still give you adequate lighting is more appropriate for creating an ambient and cosier effect for people to relax in.
Lighting in the kitchen should always functional as the kitchen is effectively a workspace. Under-cupboard lights lighting your work surfaces as well as recessed ceiling spotlights will create a clean effect which works well in the kitchen area. If you have a kitchen diner and its used as a social area too, you may want to consider installing a dimmer switch to give it a less clinical feel.