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You might be building your home at the moment or renovating it this summer to give it a new look and feel, either way, you will want to consider your lighting carefully. The way you illuminate your home is both practical and aesthetic, ideally, you will want a combination of these things in your interior and exterior lighting options. Below are five ways you can illuminate your home with practicality and a touch of style. 

Ceiling height 

Whether you are building or renovating your home it’s a good idea to consider the ceiling height of any room when thinking about how to illuminate the space. The ceiling height will determine the type of bulbs and lights you select. 

Light bulbs are available in various intensities which you need to think about to properly illuminate the space. If the ceiling is too high and the bulbs aren’t strong enough you might need a refit. Lights also come with adjustable cables which can be useful. 

Pendant lights 

Pendant lights are ones that hang down from the ceiling and illuminate a breakfast bench or a dinner table. These are the best kind of lights for kitchens and dining areas because they give you the best illumination without any impracticalities. 

If you want Pendant lighting on your home but don’t want to rewire or renovate there is a good solution. Install a bar above the table or bench and use lights with cord swags – loose cords – to swing over the hooks. 

Mirrored furniture 

Lights aren’t the only way you can illuminate your home, you can use natural light as well and when it is coupled with smart furniture you will need less artificial light. This cuts down on your power bills and is better for your health and wellness. 

Sophisticated mirrored furniture is available in a range of pieces and styles, you can buy beds, dining tables, chairs, dressers, and anything else you can think of that would make your home look fabulous. Mirrored furniture is a unique way to illuminate your home. 

Accent lights

Illuminating your home isn’t always about the practical side of things, it is often aesthetic as well. Accent lights such as sideboard lights and ground lights are a lovely way to add a modern and stylish look to your home. 

Although accent lights are primarily for aesthetic purposes they also have usefulness, especially at night when the last thing you want to do is switch on the overheads. Accent light gives you a gentle direction in the dark. 

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Outdoor lights  

These days people are spending a lot more time in their homes and as a result, the garden space is becoming more useful. People are spending more time in their garden, building new units there and adding new lighting. 

The criteria for outdoor lighting is much the same as interior lighting. You need a combination of task, accent, and ambient lighting to give you the functionality you need with the sun going down. You will also want to illuminate your home from the outside.