The kitchen requires multiple layers of light. Recessed lighting is great for both large and small kitchens. If your kids are doing their homework on a kitchen island and you’re chopping vegetables for dinner, hang an island pendant or individual mini pendants in a row above your work surface.
The light in the bedroom should evoke a sense of calm. Bedside table lamps or wall sconces mounted above the bedside table provide task lighting for things like reading in bed.
Wall sconces or pendant lights on either side of a bathroom mirror, combined with overhead lighting, create the perfect combination of ambient light and task light. The sconces provide cross lighting, making it much easier to do things like applying makeup, shaving or flossing. Recessed lighting is well suited for illuminating a shower or bathroom.
In the office, you need to focus. If you squint to see your computer and don’t need glasses, you may need more light. Install an adjustable table lamp so you have plenty of work light. Ambient lighting can provide light for an entire room and can be dimmer controlled. If your desk is against a wall, install wall sconces on both sides to light up your work space.
We’ve looked at types of light sources, lighting options, and a few examples of which lights to use in different rooms of your home. Now the choice is yours, but at least you know where to start your lighting work!