How To Brighten Your Living Space
Light Colour Palette
Choosing the right colour palette is essential to brightening your living space. It can change the overall feel of a room and evoke feelings, whether you want it to be cosy or invigorating and energizing.
Instead of picking a colour palette from a paint brochure, or from what Pinterest serves up, look within yourself and your surroundings for inspiration. This will help you create a cohesive and beautiful design.
Flush mount lights are ideal for brightening small rooms and spaces where a chandelier would overwhelm the decor. They are available in a wide variety of designs and finishes, making it easy to find the perfect fixture for your home.
They are also a great choice for bathrooms, closets and hallways because they provide ambient lighting that mimics daylight.
Traditionally, flush mounts are available in traditional and heritage designs that evoke a rustic feel, but they are now available in a number of modern and minimalist styles.
Avoid Focal Points
Fixtures that act as focal points can easily draw attention away from other important design elements in your living space. They can also impede traffic flow and make it hard to keep the room a relaxing place to be.
Cast Lights On Walls
When you cast light on walls or towards the ceiling, it helps to make the space feel bigger. Using fixtures that shine vertically is a great way to do this, especially if the wall is painted white or another light color.
Recessed and track lights on the ceiling work well here too.
To get the most out of this type of lighting, opt for bulbs with higher lumens. These bulbs produce brighter light that more closely resembles daylight.