The Guide to Perfect Lighting for Every Room in Your Home

December 23rd 2019

Lighting has the ability to make or break a space. The Key to good lighting depends on the type of lighting and bulbs you’ve used and their combination in the room.

Unsure which type of lighting goes best with and in which rooms? Fret no more, here are a few tips for you to learn about the various lighting options for every room in your home.

Living Room

The living room is like the small gathering point of the home. Usually used for get-together, entertainment, or for other functional activities, such as movie night, or entertaining guests during festive seasons.

Ceiling Fans with Lights: Certain ceiling fans comes with a set of lights that can effectively light your living room with a few different options of white, warm white, or yellow lighting. Thus it will be quite cost effective for you if you will need to set certain ambience for your living room. Although it can’t be used as the sole source of light, but it is a great option for you to consider.

Recessed Lights: These lightings have been popular in living rooms with plaster ceiling. They are great central lighting for living rooms, as fluorescent bulbs provide bright illumination to the whole area. You can install them over your ceiling and even around you TV nook.

Floor Lamp: This will be a great addition if you will like to highlight specific areas in your living room; while it can also create a cosy atmosphere without lighting up the entire room.


The heart of the home, where you prepare the food or the secondary area for get-together for family and friends to mingle for food. Thus, the space should be equipped with both work and ambient lighting.

Track Lighting: They are ideal for work surfaces. Their biggest advantage of track lighting is how flexible they are, with the adjustable heads, it allows you to set your lights exactly where you will like them to shine at.

Pendant Lights: This will be adding a different personality to the kitchen if you have an island at the centre of your kitchen.

Dining Room

Another communal room that is as equally important. Sitting around the dining space and have your meals require proper lighting. We will suggest you go for an extra mile to opt for warm lights and dimmers so that you can set the atmosphere.

Chandelier: Most people will love to have chandeliers at their dining area as that’s like the perfect spot for it. A classic or modern chandeliers, can provide a different theme and feel for the whole area. However, do note that you will have to make sure the base of the chandelier is at least 30 to 35 inches away from the surface of the table.

Recessed Lights: This type of lighting are added to brighten up the space when needed. They will usually be installed at the edges of the wall to act as a perimeter around the chandelier. Recessed lighting are also a common additional lighting in all major rooms to brighten up the area when needed.


The bedroom should provide you with a peaceful and calming ambience for you to relax and unwind for the day. Thus, the lighting should evoke around the mood. Most designer will suggest subtle, warm lighting for the bedroom to prevent hinder sleep.

Wall Lights: Wall lights can provide lighting and add aesthetics to your room while lighting up specific areas of your space to provide adequate amount of lighting.

Ceiling Fans with Lights: Just like the living room, it does double duty and can act as a general lighting for the bedroom. Additional with the various choices of lightings, you can set the various moods depending on your usage. It is also a space saving tip, since it’s a dual-purpose fan.

Recessed Lights: If your room have a huge surface area, you may consider adding recessed lights around the room. It will be a great addition, however do make sure you use warm lighting for the bedroom.


Considering this is the space where you will spend your alone time and area to beauty up yourself or even check your outfit before heading out. Thus, this room needs to be the brightest.

Recessed Lights: This are the perfect fit into this small space of yours. Opt for the bright yet non-heating bulbs in this space, as you will not want the bulbs to increase temperatures further when you having a hot shower. Plus, this room will be more prone to humidity.

Office or Study Room

The office or study room is where you will require functional lighting that will help with productivity. This work area require lighting that focus lighting on specific area. Good lighting in this room reduces eye strain and mental fatigue.

Table Lamps:

They are ideal lighting option for the room, as it provides mobility and provide a focus area of lighting wherever you need it at any given time.

Recessed Lights:

This will be the alternative lighting, when you want the entire room to be well lit. They are able to illuminate the entire space without causing eye strain.

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