Using Cove Lighting to Accentuate Your Southeast Texas Home
There are a variety of lighting solutions for your Southeast Texas home, and choosing the right one can dramatically affect your home’s appearance. Many of the interior design lighting solutions you’ve probably already considered involve direct lighting. But, cove lighting offers an elegant, indirect lighting solution that can accentuate your home and give it a warm, soft glow.
What is Cove Lighting?
Think of cove lighting as a high wire act. With traditional lighting solutions, you have ceiling lights, hanging lights or fanlights, table lamps, or floor lamps. In cove lighting, lights are often directed towards the ceiling or the top of the walls of a room. The lighting may be concealed behind valances, above crown moldings, or built into ledges or recesses, but essentially the lighting is indirect.
Cove lighting has the potential to breathe new life into a dull room. Cove lights are often used with other lighting solutions to offer your room or home the best illumination available. The mixture of traditional and cove lighting is lovely. Lights are placed at varying heights, with various strengths, and it brings the room together while adding character and balance.
Cove lights are perfect for upgrading your kitchen, bedroom, or even your outdoor living space. It can be used for aesthetic accents or as the primary lighting of a room. The advantage is that light fixtures are often hidden and the area is evenly lit. Your room will be understated yet sophisticated while offering perfect illumination.
The beauty of cove lights is that it can really make a great first impression. You and your guests will immediately feel at home and relaxed. The trick with cove lighting is that it has to be executed well. If it’s done right, it’s stunning. If it’s done wrong, it’s terrible. Your room could have shadows, poor lighting in certain areas, and other things you really want to avoid. That’s why it’s so important to consult with a lighting design expert before you execute your plan. An experienced lighting designer can ensure that your cove lighting project turns out as beautiful as you hoped for and then some.
Ways to Use Cove Lighting in Your Southeast Texas Home
Cove lighting can have a beautiful effect in many areas of the home.
Dining and Living Rooms
You want a sense of calm and peace in your living and dining rooms. These are rooms where you want to relax at the end of the day or on the weekend. The illumination from cove lighting is perfect – not too bright and not too dull. You want your living and dining spaces to have a comfortable feel while offering the visibility you need. Cove lighting is the perfect solution!
Cove lighting offers ideal ambient lighting for your kitchen. The kitchen also has the perfect spaces to install it, such as above cabinets, window valances, or along built-in cabinets. You can easily fill the upper portions of the interior walls of a kitchen with cove lighting. You may even have coved ceilings in your kitchen. Cove lights can work in tandem with under-cabinet lights, as well, to add to the allure of your kitchen and take the interior design of your kitchen to the next level.
Many homeowners love to retire to the bedroom with a good book at the end of the day. Unfortunately, a common problem is that the room is too bright at the time of the day when you just want to relax. On the other hand, you don’t want the light to be too muted either, especially if you’re trying to read. Cove lighting adds the perfect balance. It creates the gentle illumination you need while creating a comforting feeling of coziness and serenity.
Outdoor Living Areas
Some homeowners overlook the importance of having the right illumination in their outdoor spaces, such as patios, the backyard, and even the front yard. But in Houston and Southeast Texas, we tend to entertain a lot because we have many perfect weather days and nights. So the right lighting can do as much as it can on the outside as it does on the inside. The same benefits of cove lighting apply to both. Ultimately, you want your outdoor gathering to feel comfortable and peaceful. You also want everything lit up beautifully in the evenings. Cove lights can illuminate paths and set the perfect mood for your outdoor entertaining.
Ambiance, elegance, balance, comfort, mystique – these are the characteristics of what cove lighting can offer your Southeast Texas home. Cove lighting will make you look forward to settling in at home more often. Our interior lighting designer can help you implement the perfect interior design lighting solutions for your home. We understand the electrical considerations as well as the design considerations. Safety is paramount when implementing any type of lighting plan. It should only be handled by experienced professionals.
Illuminations Lighting Design is Houston’s premier lighting experts. We can help create a lighting design you’ll fall in love with.
We serve the Greater Houston area and many of the surrounding cities and towns in Southeast Texas. Give us a call at 713-863-1133. We’d love to discuss how to make your lighting plan happen.