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Contemporary Lighting – Things to Consider

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 30, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Oct 29, 2015

For the home lighting novice, choosing the proper contemporary lighting can be daunting. With so many fixtures and so many rooms, it can be difficult to know where to begin! Asking yourself a few questions at the beginning of the process gives you a better idea of what kind of contemporary lighting fixtures you need. So take a deep breath, have a seat, and get lighting! How Does Your Décor Affect The Light? Use chandeliers for ambient lighting Do you have heavy window dressings, dark wood furniture, and richly colored upholstery? Or is your room full of natural light, mirrors, and glass furniture? Both types of décor require different types of lights. Darker rooms need more lighting to make up for the light that will be swallowed up by the furniture. Naturally bright rooms require less lighting, and the reflective nature makes it a perfect candidate for ambient lighting. Luckily, there are many contemporary lighting options to combat these problems. What Kind Of Activity Takes Place? Use close to ceiling lights if your ceilings aren't high enough for pendant lighting Each room in your home requires a different type of lighting. Consider what sorts of activities take place in the room, both on a daily basis and for special occasions. It’s important to have lighting options to fit a variety of situations, whether it’s a quiet evening spent reading, or a busy cocktail party. Ambient light is great in general, but installing modern task lights for reading or using the computer are often necessary. Installing a variety of lights in each room makes it versatile and provides you with many lighting options. Is There Anything You Want to Showcase? Highlight art with picture lights Perhaps it’s a favorite piece of artwork, a central fireplace, or an accent wall - many living spaces have items to showcase. Consider where this item sits in the room, and what sorts of contemporary lighting you can use to feature it. Picture lights are a great option, or classic track lighting pointing in the direction of the piece works too. Structure your lighting plan around the showcased item to make sure it’s never overlooked! What Is The Natural Traffic Pattern Floor lamps are perfect if you don't have enough room for a side table You would never put a floor lamp in the middle of a hallway, right? Well make sure you don’t block any paths in your home by being mindful of the placement of lamps, chandeliers, and more. Wall lights that make you duck out of the way or lamps that make you swerve are never a good idea in a home. Make sure you are mindful of the traffic pattern in your home before you install new lighting. Above all, remember that “more is more.” You can never have too many lights, and you can always add dimmer switches or turn some off! Discover the perfect contemporary lighting for your home today with Euro Style Lighting! All images from Euro Style Lighting






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