How to Choose the Right Lighting for Every Room in Your House

Lighting is fundamental to your home, affecting everything from safety and security to comfort and leisure. Choosing the right light fixtures for your whole home can be quite a challenge, as each room is designed for a different purpose. We hope this guide will help you get started on finding the perfect lighting for your home. 

Kitchen

For home-chefs and food lovers, the kitchen is the most important room in the whole house. It’s where you make the necessary morning pot of coffee, where you cook every meal with tender loving care, and where you clean up after dinner. So many crucial tasks require good lighting!

The best lighting to have in your kitchen is a combination of ambient (or general) and task lighting. Semi-flush lighting mounts are a great way to brighten up the room and create a homey atmosphere, while undercabinet lighting can shine a spotlight on countertops where you read recipes, cook, and clean.

Bathroom

From the second you wake up in the morning until you get ready for bed at night, you spend more time in the bathroom, and looking in the mirror, than you probably realize. To make sure you take care of all of your sanitation needs and self-preparation steps, you’ll need to have the perfect lighting fixtures installed in your bathroom. 

General lighting, usually some form of ceiling wall lights, is appropriate for carrying out basic hygiene routines, like using the facilities and bathing. However, when you’re going through your morning or evening routine, you’ll need vanity light fixtures to illuminate your mirror. We suggest wall sconces positioned on either side of the mirror, so that you can avoid the shadows cast by overhead LED lights. 

Bedroom

Your bedroom is the ultimate place of comfort and relaxation, but it’s also the room where you hang out and partake in your hobbies. Depending on the design of your room, you may need a balanced blend of ambient, task, and accent lighting. 

Floor lamps or overhead ceiling lights are the obvious choices for lighting up the room, but they may not offer much in terms of ambiance or focal points. Those who do work in their bedroom often prefer having a table lamp that will direct their concentration to the task at hand. Wall sconces or bedside table lamps with dimmers are perfect for nighttime activities, such as reading, before falling asleep. 

Living Room

The living room is where you entertain your family, friends, neighbors, and other guests. It’s the first, and maybe only, room that your visitors see when they come over, so homeowners put a lot of work into perfecting the living room by adorning the space with beautiful furnishings, entertainment devices, and, of course, eye-catching light fixtures. 

Chandeliers or ceiling pendant lights are the preferred lighting methods as they are powerful enough to brighten up the whole room, but also serve as a decorative piece. Homeowners can choose from many different styles, shapes, and sizes that complement their interior design and their budget. 

Browse our vast collection of indoor lighting options right here on our website, and enjoy free shipping with every purchase. You can also visit our lighting showroom in Trevose to see everything firsthand. Contact us with any questions. 

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