How to avoid common lighting mistakes

At The Light Center in Fort Collins, it is our mission to help every customer find the perfect lighting for every space in their home or business. When it comes to lighting design, there are things that are great to do, things that are okay to do, and things that you should avoid whenever possible.

In this post, we’ll take a look at a few common lighting mistakes in the home and what you can do to avoid them. If you’re looking for new light fixtures, then visit our showroom today!

1. Fixtures That Are Too Large

When you walk into a lighting showroom, you might be immediately drawn to the large chandeliers and other hanging ambient fixtures. You can envision a new hanging light in your living room or dining room, but what you haven’t considered is whether or not the fixture is too big for the space.

When a light fixture is too large for a room, it can quickly overpower the space and make it feel smaller than it actually is. While you want to make the lighting a focal point in your home, it shouldn’t detract from the overall design. Our expert staff can help you choose the right lights based on the dimensions of the room you’re updating.

2. Recessed Lights Everywhere

Recessed lighting can be an effective source of illumination, but only when used in moderation. Many modern kitchens have several recessed fixtures, but the problem lies in the face that they’re the only light source in the room. The same can be true of the living room, family room, or anywhere you have plenty of ceiling space.

Recessed lights should be used as one layer of lighting in the room. The other layers should be made up of hanging fixtures, accent lights, and task lighting (if necessary). Only relying on recessed lights can leave your room feeling unfinished and poorly lit.

3. Picking Bulbs With The Wrong Color Temperature

Each type of light bulb has a different color temperature that is intended for a specific use. Warm, yellow light from lights with lower color temperatures don’t really fit in a master bathroom, and bright white lighting from higher-temp bulbs look out of place in a bedroom. The color of the room will also play a part in what color temperatures you need. Simply switching out the bulbs can often make a big difference.

If you have questions about color temperature or bulb type, then please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. We can help you choose the right options so that your home looks and feels exactly how you want.

We’re Here to Help

No matter how you feel about your lighting or how many mistakes you’re worried you’ve made when it comes to lighting design, our team is here to help. If you want to replace fixtures with new ones that are a more appropriate size, you want to know more about layering your lighting, or you’re looking for bulbs of a different color temperature, then our showroom has everything you need.

Visit us today to get started!

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