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We all know that we need decent lighting in our homes. Lights can be helpful or harmful to our eyes, therefore it is important to have the right type of in each room. Lights can either be functional or complementary to the room they are installed in.

Here are a few tips on how to go about it.



When a guests walks into your home, you want them to feel welcome. Using a chandelier or pendant will create a warm and inviting feeling to your home. Chandeliers are also great centerpieces and will add to the style of your home. If you have artwork in your hallway, you might want lighting that will highlight it. You can also install a dimmer to change the brightness of the light depending on the mood you want to create.

Living Room

This is one of the most used rooms in the home. You want your living room to be warm and cosy, a place where you can sit and relax, or a place where the family can sit down and catch up at the end of the day. Use portable lamps as an option to ceiling lights, so as to vary the mood. It’s good to note that the light used in each room will set its mood.


Your bedroom is the place where you sleep, read or retreat to for a little bit of rest and relaxation. The lighting you choose should create an atmosphere that is cozy and inviting. You can place reading lamps by the bed or even have wall-mounted lights that are easy to reach, as you do not want to have to come out of your bed to switch of the lights especially on a cold night. Also think about the colour of your walls as they also contribute to the warmth of your room.


When considering what lights to use in your kitchen, it’s important to have in mind the functions of the room. Do you prepare food in it, does the family have breakfast in there, and how often do you do the washing up? This will guide you in what to choose. You may decide to have drop-down lights that focus on the kitchen top or a pendant lights hanging over the breakfast table. Have your sink by the window to take advantage of natural light as is the case in most homes.

Here’s a challenge, take a walk around your house and see whether the lighting in every room suits your needs.

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