When designing your space, lighting design is not only essential for function but can used to set the mood in your home.
Lighting rooms can vary greatly depending on what room you are in. A great way to incorporate lighting into your space is to have lights at different heights as well as different kinds of lighting. Having table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers at different heights adds dimension to the space.
When adding light to your bathroom a great rule of thumb is to have lighting above your mirror and also to either side. This eliminates shadows and lights up your whole face for women applying makeup.
If you are lighting your kitchen, you will want to have lighting where you are working. So this means having light on your counter space, or on your cabinetry.
A simple way to upgrade the lighting in your home is to switch all of your lights to dimmers. This way you are able to control the amount of light in the space as well as layer the brightness of your light. Your lighting selections are dependent upon the space you are working in and the mood you want in your space. The most effective way to brighten your room is to layer your indoor lighting and accentuate your natural lighting.