Lights for the Home

In the home it is crucial that good consideration is made to the lights and the overall lighting effect you want in the home. Lighting can make a huge difference to the look of a room so it is very important that just you get it just right. This article takes you through the rooms of the home and shows you what should be considered when it comes to lighting.


The kitchen is often the heart of the home. It is here that a lot of time is spent preparing food and drinks. In many homes the kitchen table is also the place where the eating takes place. Because of the different activities that take place there are different types of lighting that are required all in one place. Task lighting is necessary above the counter tops and over the cooker so that you can see what you are chopping and what you are cooking! As well as bright lights for this however you may need some atmospheric lighting too. No one likes to eat their main meal in the evening in the glare of bright kitchen lights. Dimmer switches are perfect in the kitchen for this very reason.

Sitting Room

It is in the sitting room that most of the relaxation takes places. That means that atmospheric lighting or mood lighting is required. Additionally you may need one or two bright lights for reading by or carrying out some other activity. If the computer is situated in the sitting room then you may need a desk light too so you can see the keyboard and can type easily without straining your eyes. If you can’t have dimmer switches then you can use candles when you want mood lighting and just turn off the main lights. Having a bright reading light over a chair is ideal for reading and looks good too.


In the bathroom there is a lot of water present and that means any lights you use need to be able to withstand high levels of water. Over the mirror you need bright lights so shaving or putting on makeup is easy to do. The bathroom is the only room in the house that is not likely to have any natural light so there needs to be plenty of light available by electrical means. Having lights over the bath and shower are important too but you don’t want anything too bright because having a bath will not be relaxing at all.


There always needs to be a reading light by the bed. There should also be good task lighting if there is a desk in the room or even a dressing table. Being able to get dressed easily and move around the room in plenty of light is important. Make sure you make the most of any natural lighting by having curtains that can open completely during the day and use mirrors if possible to reflect the light around the room. This trick also helps make the room appear bigger than it really is.


If you want to be able to enjoy your garden or outside space for many months during the year then installing a good lighting system is very important. That means you need good lights by the patio or terrace for entertaining guests and if you have a barbecue area you need lights here too. You can provide mood lighting by wrapping fairy lights into the trees. This will really provide a warm and inviting glow.

Lights in the home are very important if you want a nice and relaxing place in which to live. There are led lights available that are excellent for keeping costs down as well as other energy saving light bulbs. Consider these when designing your lighting scheme.

Kathryn Dawson writes articles for Litecraft, an online lighting store for all your home lighting needs. Litecraft is the largest superstore for lights in the UK, with 16 huge showrooms across the country showcasing an extensive selection of lighting product such as led lights, ceiling fan lights, wall lights, bathroom lights, kitchen lights, chandeliers plus all lighting accessories including light bulbs. Go online now and find the nearest Litecraft store today.

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