It can be a hassle trying to figure out the best lighting option for your home. In recent years, the number of options for how to light your home has increased dramatically. Finding the best option amongst the offerings can be quite a challenge. Are you interested in using track lighting or do you want to stick with standard bulb lighting? Do you want halogen or fluorescent bulbs? Take time to do some research in order to figure out the best option for you home. Here are some things that you should think about.
There are so many different places to buy lighting options, how do you know which stores are best? Some decorators think that the best and only place to buy lighting options is a specialty store for light fixtures.
This can be helpful if you are looking for things like fluorescent lights or specialty lights that need specific installations. These stores are also the most expensive shopping option. If you are on a tight budget you might think about shopping for your lights at department stores or stores like Target, that specialize in home wares that are less expensive but just as beautiful and useful.
What will you be utilizing each room for? The things that a room will be used for will play the biggest role in your lighting decision. An artist's studio, for example, is going to need different lighting than if you used the same room as a sitting room or an office. The things that take place in the room will assist you in determining what type of lighting it needs. Using the same example: an artist's studio is going to need lots of bright white light so that the artist can see what he or she is doing. An office, on the other hand, will need a desk lamp, some sort of light to make it easy to see the whole room (maybe an overhead or a floor lamp) and lights for other spot areas-maybe near a reading chair.
Discount stores like IKEA are a place many people like to shop for their lighting options. The best thing about IKEA is all their home furnishings, which includes everything from flooring to bedside lamps, are beautiful and affordable. IKEA offers enough option, you could buy all your lights there. However, keep in mind that their lamps and other fixtures are not compatible with American bulbs. They only work with bulbs that you need to buy through IKEA. If you have no plans to move to a non-IKEA served town, you'll be fine. If you don't live close to IKEA though, your options are to buy the bulbs on line, or buy your lighting fixtures elsewhere.
Once you have decided that you wish to change the lighting in your home, the options are endless. Don't limit your options by only looking at simple overhead lights or side table lamps. Lighting can be beautiful as well as functional. Why not have some fun and show some personality with all of your lighting choices? Remember to do your research and in no time you can light your home, creatively and affordably.