Lighting always plays a very important role in any interior space. When decorating, people tend to focus on the carpentry, the walls, the furniture; and lights always seem to come as an afterthought. However, through our experience as a home automation company, we have learned that the power of lighting in one’s home is crucial to the look and feel of the space. With successful lighting control, you will be amazed by how quickly you can take a space from looking average to luxurious.
Nothing says old and dingy like a dark room. You may think that it is unnecessary to put lights in a room that is intended to be on the darker side, such as a theater room or den; but actually, rooms like this should have some sort of lighting display to highlight key areas of the space.Home theaters are becoming extremely popular in 2020, for many obvious reasons. There is a lot you need to know before you can get started on this crazy and exciting journey! Here are a few essential tips to help you get started.
LED Lighting and LED Strip Lighting
LED lighting is one of our favorite lighting options for numerous reasons. Firstly, LED light technology offers an energy efficient, eco-friendly, low heat, longer lasting, and brighter alternative compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs. LED strip lighting in particular, offers a linear option to lighting your space with LED lighting. LED strip lighting is very flexible and can be easily personalized to your lighting needs. A recent customer of ours was looking for a
high end, modern, and luxurious look while doing a gut renovation of his current home. We recommended using color LED beams that can change to hundreds of colors with just a touch of a button and be controlled through home automation. The lighting looked incredible and our client was extremely happy about the results!
If you are building a new construction home or doing a large renovation, we highly recommend that you work with a company or designer who can plan your spaces and come up with great lighting options before the construction starts. This way, they can plan to illuminate and feature the important aspects of your home whether that be a new kitchen, new furniture, art, and anything else that is important to you and your family.
Outdoor Landscaping Lighting
Having beautiful landscape lighting creates a welcoming atmosphere for your guests while also increasing the visual appeal and value of your home. Many homeowners put in tremendous effort to ensure their gorgeous landscapes include trees, shrubs, and even fountains and gardens. Landscape lighting is the only thing that ensures their masterpieces can be viewed at any time of the day. Our newest outdoor lighting that we use through FX lighting is awesome because it is controllable through your home automation system. The FX brand also lets you change the colors for each individual light. This feature is super fun to have during the holiday season because you can get really creative and personalize your holiday vibe. You can check out FX at https://www.fxl.com.
Key places you want to add landscape lighting:
1. Path lights inserted into the steps or the sides of the paths in the ground.
2. Underneath or on your trees.
3. For the entryway of your home we recommend sconce lighting.
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of interior and exterior design that is too commonly left behind. With proper lighting control, you will complement the overall feel and tone of your home!