If you have lived in your home for a number of years you may have become a little tired with the way it looks. That house that you were in love with five years ago might not have the same wow factor now, after living in it and getting to know every wall and every nook and cranny.
Often people refresh their homes with a new coat of paint or some new furniture, but there are other ways to bring about a renaissance in your property. And the answer is lighting! The way a room is lit makes a huge difference to how itâ€™s perceived, and there are numerous lighting options available to you, including the following 5:
Chandeliers add to a room immediately as they can be spectacular features in their own right. They are a great way to bathe a room in light, or a corridor or landing that might not have been adequately lit before. A chandelier is an excellent choice for a dining room, and glass or crystal chandeliers reflect even more light out, creating a magical effect that will dazzle your guests.
2) Outdoor lighting
It is not just your interior that can benefit from the addition of some new lighting; your garden and the exterior of your home can be transformed into a spectacular sight with the right illumination. Bulkhead ship lights are a much more attractive option to regular security lights, and positioned correctly they can introduce a kind of lighting punctuation, spaced around the outside of your home. Uplighting is another effective way of making a property more impressive at night, so a great choice if you regularly entertain with evening parties.
3) Fairy lights
Fairy lights are cheap but the scene they create can be utterly enchanting. If you wrap a few lengths around bushes in your garden, banisters in your house or even picture frames, you will add some wonder to your home without having to fork out large amounts of cash.
4) Coloured lighting
If you would like to add a splash of colour to your home, forget the paintbrush and consider coloured lighting. There are LED systems that glow gently in one colour or constantly change, thereby constantly altering the way your room looks. This is a very popular way to enhance a home at the moment, so there are numerous coloured lighting products to choose from.
5) Dimmer switches
This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but the installation of a dimmer switch really can have a huge impact on how a room looks. Often you need spaces in your home to be fairly brightly lit at some times, but when you want to relax and take it easy, that lighting could be too much. A dimmer allows you to easily reduce the brightness of your lighting to your desired level, without having to buy wall lights, lamps or other products to provide a lesser amount of light.