Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LET THERE BE LIGHT / Find Unique Lighting Ideas for the Home

Unique lighting ideas that add the wow factor

Unique lighting is an integral part of any room, but many homeowners do not place much importance on selecting a light fixture that adds that wow factor to the space. Lighting can actually become the focal point of the room if used the right way. There are so many options to choose from, but first you must assess the room -- what will  the room will be used for?  What kind of lighting will work best for this room --task lighting, ambiance lighting, or accent lighting?

Use this formula to determine the perfect amount of lighting needed for your room. Room length X Room width x 1.5 = Amount of wattage to light a room. If your room is 10 x 12, you would multiply 10 x 12 x 1.5 = 180 Watts.  You can divide the 180 watts amongst lamps, ceiling lighting, wall sconces, etc.

Unique ambiance lighting ideas for an empty wall space
Box style, modern sconces create a bit of ambiance and become the focal point on an otherwise large, blank wall. This feature can be used in just about any room.

Unique task lighting idea for a kitchen
Kitchens need bright general lighting plus task lighting. Most homeowners would move toward using recessed lighting, but this homeowner uses light as if it was a sculptural piece of art. This unique lighting idea will catch just about anyone's eye.
Unique ambiance lighting ideas for a pool deck
Here we have another great use of ambiance lighting. How can this be used? Anchor your outdoor furniture around it, or think outside the box and use it as platform for your Christmas tree display.
Unique lighting idea for a stairway
These striking rope hanging lights add to the overall rustic feel of the home. What a unique way to tie the staircase together; linking the levels.
A unique track lighting idea in lieu of recessed lighting.
In lieu of recessed lighting, opt to use stylish track lighting.

Sources:  houzz.com, pinterest.com, ballarddesigns.com


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