Light is an essential element to design. Without light, a room would be completely useless and non-functional. However, we can also use lights to create a mood or highlight aspects of our space. Being creative and adding light in unique ways can help enhance your overall design. Typically, when you consider designing a room, you will decide your flooring and paint scheme for the walls. The next most critical step to making your space is the lighting. Typically, builders will just give a room one source of general lighting. However, knowing how to facilitate different lighting in your room can help make your design flow that much better. If you are looking to add a secondary light source to your room, here are three ideas you must consider!
Light rails are perfect for adding lighting, which can be used for tasks or to highlight focal points. Light rails can be plugged directly into outlets or installed. If you are renting, consider adding a light rail using an outlet. However, if you own your home or business, a light rail is a great way to add lighting very effectively.
Typically, when you think of lights, you consider overhead. However, recessed low-lights can be installed directly into your baseboard on the kickboards of your steps. This low lighting helps illuminate pathways at night without being overly abundant. This is perfect for hallways to allow you to travel your home at night without kicking on the lights. Recessed lights have a certain sense of ambiance they can add to your home as well.
LED Lights Behind the Television
Our televisions are, in a sense, a source of light to the room. However, when we turn them off, we lack that light they provide in the area. By installing LED lights behind your television, you not only add depth to your design but add some a sophisticated styling. Plus, LED lights will last for an extremely long time. This investment is quite reasonable and can make a dramatic effect on the atmosphere!
Considering any of these three ideas is a great start for adding secondary lighting to a room. There are hundreds of styles and designs to consider. Decide which lighting is best tailored to your design style and go from there.