Lighting Design Solutions for Your Houston Home
When you think about it, lights are the jewels of your home. Yet, many people don’t put much thought into their lighting design. Lights have the potential to make a room sparkle just right and dazzle you from the moment you walk in. The right lighting design can truly make a room breathtaking and take over as the main feature of the room.
What Can a Brilliant Lighting Design Solution Do for Your Home?
Thankfully, lighting is one of the more affordable design aspects. A thoughtful interior lighting solution can transform your home’s interior by creating focal points in each room. At the same time, a clever design can camouflage areas of the room that could use a little less attention. Overall, great lighting will set the mood and create a relaxing atmosphere for you and your family. It’ll increase the functionality of your spaces so you can optimize the use of your rooms. It’s important to remember that proper lighting and bright lighting aren’t the same. A brightly lit room can be too bright and make one feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, proper lighting offers different varying levels of illumination. Light and shadow work together to create perfect lighting while filling the spaces of your rooms.
With those things in mind, ask yourself the following questions as you work with your designer for the perfect lighting solution:
➔ How will you use the room? Will you use it more in the daytime or in the evening? What types of things do you hope to get accomplished in the room?
➔ Is there a certain style you prefer? For instance, pendant lights, lamps, and sconces enhance a traditionally-styled room while overhead lights or built-in lights might blend better with contemporary decor.
➔ Do you have any architectural features that would benefit from highlighting them? A fireplace, an art collection , or collectibles in a cabinet might burst with life with the help of accent lighting or track lights.
➔ Would you like to control the lighting in some of the more common spaces of your home? Dimmers can help vary your lighting. Optimally, you’d have bright light for tasks or festive occasions and a dimming light when you want a more relaxed atmosphere.
Incorporating Lighting Design Into Your Overall Design Scheme
Before you chose paint and color schemes for your home, the type of flooring you wanted, and picked the furnishings of each room, you probably did a little research before throwing it all
together. After all, sometimes things look great all on their own. But, put them together and it’s a disaster. However, you finally pulled it off and you realized there’s just a little something that’s
made it a little lackluster. And that something is your lighting design .
Lighting design is huge and it’s no wonder our experts are focused on delivering just the right solution to so many homeowners. Whole-house lighting design is no easy feat to master for just
anyone. That’s why a designer who understands everything about light is a must. It can mean the difference between a design that works and one that doesn’t. Ideally, you’ll incorporate lighting design into your home improvement or building project from the get-go. But, if it’s too late for that, not to worry.
One thing to remember is that the traditional overhead lighting from the days of olde is just not efficient on its own anymore. Really, it never was. If you invest so much time, money, and effort
in your home, you want it to offer a relaxing, peaceful vibe, but you also want efficiency. You want there to be enough of the correct light to do any task at hand. So, your lighting solution will optimally have 2 to 3 light sources in each room. These can be the general lighting that’s often known as overhead lighting, task lighting which focuses light on high-task areas, ambient lighting that creates a soft glow, and accent lighting which is more aesthetic and adds drama to your space.
You and your lighting designer can work together to create a lighting solution that offers it all – a style you love, adequate illumination, and task lighting for efficiency. Once you do, it’ll all pull
together to create the perfect mix that’ll make the rooms of your home inviting and beautiful.
There are so many considerations in creating the perfect lighting design for your Houston home. Our talented and experienced lighting designers can help you do what they do best – come up
with a solution that works best for you and your home.
Our lighting experts are trained in the art of lighting. Whether you’re constructing a new home or you’re remodeling your current home, consider contacting our lighting design team. We’ll be
happy to assist in all of your illumination needs.