Light it Up

 

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You can change the whole atmosphere of your home just by careful use of lighting which can also serve the functional role of illuminating task areas.There are different kinds of light effects, so before purchasing, why not acquaint yourself with the terminologies below;

1.) Ambient light: Mostly used living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms where soft focus light for relaxation is required

2.) Accent light: This is ideal for use in a living room, when friends and families visit and one needs an overall level of light.

3.) Task light: This light gives off a bright, focused light fixed on one position such as in a study room.

THE LIVING ROOM

This is the room where the majority of us spend our leisure time. Take natural daylight into consideration, living room light should be controllable and functional.

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THE DINING ROOM

The dining room is place for relaxation, family meals or lavish dinner parties. Strategically placed track light/pendant directly over the table will ensure that people can see their food & add an element of warmth, love and/or camaraderie.

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THE KITCHEN

Lighting in a kitchen should always be utilitarian and task- oriented. Lights pointed down onto work surfaces should be used to create clinical effects. Therefore, white light should be used.

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THE BATHROOM

Modern bathroom lighting should depend on your mood and the layout of the room. A single and focused shower down-light is ideal. For an additional pizzazz and functionality, vanity lighting above the mirror/s can also be utilized.

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THE BEDROOM

The bedroom requires soft lighting to help you unwind and relax or for those amorously inclined, passion. Lamps or wall lights for reading should be conveniently placed for switching on and off.

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THE HOME OFFICE

The lighting in this room should be sufficient enough to facilitate reading. The light source should be directed on the work surface. Clear and direct light, such as a desk lamp to illuminate a work station, desk or reading area should be installed.

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Author: Medrine Nyambura

Copywriter, Kijiji Agency

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