Updating Your Home’s Lighting

A home gets a lot of its character from its lighting. For example, the paint on walls is affected quite a lot depending on if you have natural light coming in or light from bulbs.

Most people don’t update their home’s lighting often enough to match the times or the new theme their rooms have undergone with time. With that said, we’ve got a list of different things you can do to get back on track and stick with the times.

Fluorescent, halogen, or LED lights.

We’ll get this out of the way first: all of your light bulbs should be one of these. These types of light bulbs are energy efficient and among the most eco-friendly bulbs out there. They’ll save you lots of money. They’ll last longer, meaning you go to the store less. And they’ll help to cut costs down on energy in general, which is healthier for the environment. No matter what else you do with your lighting situation, make sure to have these types of lights instead of traditional incandescent bulbs.

Edison bulbs.

Edison bulbs are all the rage right now. They give your home a sort of industrial look that’s reminiscent of a bygone era. And though you probably don’t want to hear the word, they’re what would be considered hip nowadays, meaning you’re a hipster. But don’t shy away from these bulbs just because you’d rather not be associated with that word. These bulbs bring character and class to whatever room you decide to put them in. The best part? They come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and assortments to really let you hone in on the look you’re going for.

Dimmers.

Some people may consider dimmers to be outdated and a thing of the ‘90s and early 2000s, but I’m here to say that’s simply not the case. Dimming lights are so useful for changing the mood of a room at whim. Sometimes, overhead lighting is just too much, too . . . clinical. Yet a single standing lamp doesn’t do the job and you’d rather have some lighting in the room. Having dimmers allows you to control exactly what you need in a room.

Track lighting.

Track lighting is unique in that multiple lights can be set up on a small rail, allowing them to typically be faced in opposing directions. This allows for more coverage from overhead lights than simply having one light huge and outdated light cover. These oftentimes come with the ability to be dimmed, as we mentioned above, so you can knock out two birds with one stone on this type of lighting.

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