Tips For Choosing the Right Lighting For Your Home

February 2, 2021
Choosing the Right Lighting For Your Home

Lighting is an often overlooked aspect of interior decorating, but it’s an important factor to consider. Whether you’re just making a few changes to your home or are involved in a major overhaul, consider these tips to lighting your home.


The goal when decorating your entryway is to make it inviting and warm, and one way to do that is to make good use of lighting. The obvious choice for this space would be a central chandelier hung from the centre of the ceiling. This works especially well with high ceilings.

If your entrance does not have a high ceiling, however, you can still use a central light fixture; just make sure it doesn’t hang down too far.

Living Room

Your living room is designed for relaxation and entertainment. This space should be versatile in use, which means your lighting should also be versatile.

Be sure to have adequate lighting that allows for bright light if required, but also some ambient lighting to set a certain mood. As such, consider installing dimmer switches that allow you to adjust the brightness as required. And layer lighting in the form of table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces.

Dining Room

Like the living room, the dining room should come with lighting that can offer a lot of brightness for you to interact with others at the table comfortably, while also providing you with the opportunity to hang out in a more subdued setting when required. A central chandelier hanging in the middle of the table is appropriate. Otherwise, consider hanging a couple of pendant lamps over the table.

The dining room needs a bright enough light for you to converse and eat at the dinner table comfortably; that does not mean you should go out and purchase LED lights!


Kitchens absolutely need lighting that offers the ultimate in brightness. More specifically, the kitchen requires task lighting to helping make meal preparation easier.

Having said that, it can be a bit tricky to light the kitchen, as different areas in the room have different lighting requirements. For example, the kitchen sink and island will require bright lighting as you prepare your food, while other areas that are not used as often can do well with lights on dimmer switches. Pendant lights also work well with an open bar, wide sink area, or extra large kitchen island for functionality and style.


Bedrooms mostly require warm lighting, as this will be conducive to relaxation as you read and watch TV. The room should be characterized by task lighting specifically for these purposes, so a central light may work, as well as tale lamps and wall sconces.

Need more help figuring out lighting for your home? Call the team at Hope Designs!