There is a reason the lighting category is always popular with buyers and consumers: Lighting makes a huge difference in the interior environment of a home.
Everyone knows that good lighting helps us to see better and perform tasks more easily, the American Lighting Association [ALA] writes. It also provides safety, security and a sense of comfort.
“Lighting adds beauty and drama to a room,” ALA says. “It can make a small room look open and airy, and a large room appear comfortable and inviting. It can create a stimulating atmosphere for a night of entertaining, or a comfortable feeling of relaxation after a long, tiring day.”
One way to introduce cool light fixtures in your homes is with pendants. With an unlimited range of styles, shapes, colors and sizes, pendants can provide the finishing touch to a comprehensive interior design scheme. “They add the sparkle to our homes in the same way that jewelry adds sparkle to our bodies,” the group said.
Here are some tips the group advices for when you’re planning your lighting design:
Identify the activities that occur in each room (reading, food preparation, hobby work, grooming, laundry, homework, etc.).
Identify the mood or ambience that you want to create.
Identify the decorative elements you wish to emphasize.
Keep in mind that dark colors absorb much light, and therefore it is necessary to provide supplementary light in spaces with dark wall colors and finishes.
When remodeling, it is important to note the extent of the remodeling and identify the existing electrical locations.
Also, identify those areas serving more than a single purpose and those that will require more than one type of lighting.