When you redecorate your house, it tends to be a serious undertaking. If you find it stressful you may find yourself rushing through to finish it. However, people who do this often find themselves a few months later noticing they are unsatisfied with the end result. In this case they are stuck with the choice of either living in a house they know they are not happy with or being faced with redecorating again after they have already decorated and hoped they would not have to for a long time.
There is no single solution to this, but taking time to consider several factors can pay dividends before you decorate. Here are our top tips for making the best choices with your lighting, so you do not have to worry about poor lighting when you decorate.
Consider what you will use each space for, and how bright they should be
Different activities can have very different lighting needs. It is important to have your bathroom and kitchen as well and starkly lit as possible to make cleaning easier. But you most likely do not want strong, oppressive lighting in your bedroom or living area. If you have a favourite chair or sofa where you like to sit and read, you might find it useful to have a light illuminating where you will sit, so you do not spend months or years straining your eyes.
It can be useful therefore to look at a supplier such as Pagazzi, which offers a range of wall, ceiling and floor lamps that you can arrange to make sure you have a range of lighting options in your home. Having darker spots where you can sit when you are tired and want a little more darkness is also a good idea to consider when planning lighting choices for your home.
Take advantage of the windows
Being able to take advantage of the sun, even just a few times a month, can make your home feel far brighter and airier. Make sure when you redecorate that you are using all your windows as much as possible. Is there perhaps an area of your kitchen, currently unused, which gets the sun in the summer in the evenings? If so, could you transform it into a nice spot to sit with a cup of tea and be productive in the sun, while staying warm?
Take the chance to ensure you have the best lighting and lightbulbs
When you redecorate it can be an excellent chance to replace your old lightbulbs with new, highly efficient LED lightbulbs. These lightbulbs can not only reduce your energy bills by using 90% less energy than halogen lightbulbs, but they also last for a notably long time. To choose the right brightness of bulbs it is useful to use a comparison grid to see the different levels of brightness and choose darker bulbs for rooms you want to feel more relaxed and brighter bulbs for bathrooms and your kitchen.