For a More Streamlined Home, Try These Lighting Ideas from Kichler®
INDEPENDENCE, OHIO (April 13, 2020) – Lighting may sometimes be viewed as a final touch or an accessory to a room however; its efficiency and purpose should be important considerations during the design or remodeling process. Identifying the most functional and useful lighting fixtures for a room is essential as requirements vary by the space and circumstance. From kitchens and bathrooms to home offices and outdoor patios, lighting has the ability to completely transform and enhance an environment, ambiance and setting.
At Kichler Lighting LLC, a leader in innovative lighting and ceiling fans, outfitting your home with practical solutions is a critical element of how people - from contractors and architects to designers and homeowners illuminate the spaces and events that are important to them.
With the following considerations, selecting the best fixture for your space may be a simple, yet effective way to maximize the enjoyment and use of any space:
Setting and Scale
Whether you are looking to create a sensible workspace or a cozy sanctuary, selecting the ideal type of lighting products is key. First, you’ll want to consider the room height and width. If your ceilings are tall and perhaps include an open floor plan, incorporate a multi-light or multi-tier fixture. The Capitol Hill 12-light Chandelier in Matte Black, for example, features basket inspired curved arms for dimension, drama and a grand effect. If your space requires a smaller piece, mini chandeliers, pendants, and sconces are smart options. The Everly™ 1-light Bell Pendant in Natural Brass has a curved blown glass shade for a simple, yet elegant look. Its versatile design may be used singularly, in multiples or arranged at varying heights throughout the room.
Personalized Picks To create flexibility and customize the use of a space based on individual needs is also important. Dimmers, switches and directional lighting may be added for those who require flexibility of taking a space from well-lit to dark at a moment’s notice. These are especially helpful options throughout the home for families of all ages and sizes.
For those who are “aging in place,” proper lighting is critical to complete everyday tasks and are categorized by the need for increased and glare-free lighting, uniform illumination or color renditions. To prepare homes for these family members to see small details and direct light better, add 8T LED tape lighting as part of cabinetry and shelving. For increased personal safety and ease of mind, incorporate step lights to stairs and stairwells for a streamlined and cohesive look.
Bring the Indoors Outside With countless lighting options available, designing well-lit and comfortable spaces - both indoor and outdoor - can be an enjoyable and inspired experience. When selecting your outdoor space’s fixtures, consider the year-round weather conditions, electricity access and safety needs of the area. Then, you can mix and match a variety of outdoor options such as the Elias LED Wall Light in Textured Black. This dimmable and energy efficient fixture features a gold metallic interior to soften the light. Pair with a complementary landscape lighting option including a step, post or half-moon deck light to bring the space together and create a desired ambiance.
For additional ideas and inspiration to update your home, please visit Kichler’s Lighting Ideas.