Your home office demands a different lighting option from your bedroom. The same goes for other rooms, like the living spaces.

Find here how to choose wisely the right lighting options for the different rooms. Because each one of it has it’s own necessities.

Living Spaces

Here’s an old trick: light up three of the four cornersof the living space, focusing one of those lights on an object (like a plant, a chair or a painting). Use a combination of table lamps and floor lamps, some with a downward glow and some that shine upward.

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Dining Room

Your dining table needs to be the brightest spot in the room. Use a chandelier or a pendant above the table. Indirect lighting is the best for the remaining spots in the room. A small table lamp on a sideboard or matching sconces on the wall above are both perfect options.

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Kitchen

If you spend a good part of your time in the kitchen you know that it’s importante to illuminate work surfaces. Use pendants, under-cabinet lights.

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Bedroom

You will appreciate this advise later: place reading lamps or sconces by the bed (but not pointed directly at it). If you have track fixtures, angle them away from the bed, toward the dressing area and include a small, intimate lamp in a sidetable.

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Bathroom

Ladies: from now on your best friend will be a pair of sconces. There’s no best way to apply makeup that having a couple sidelights. An overhead light helps fill in any shadows on your face and also fully illuminates the room (perfect for cleaning time). If you have a big bathroom, you might also want a light directly over the shower.

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Home Office

A home office requires a good deal of light for reading documents and writing. If you are the kind of person who spend a lot of time in your office, you should have a table lamp or a floor lamp right beside your writing desk.

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