All Things Bright And Beautiful: How Recessed Lighting Can Improve Your Home

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Is your home just a little too dark for your liking? Maybe you don't like angle of the lighting or you find it too direct and harsh. Whatever your problem with your house's lighting, it's almost a sure bet that recessed lighting can provide a solution. Recessed lighting fixtures allow you to keep rooms from being both too dark and too bright by indirectly lighting them. As a result, your home can feel bigger, look cooler, and even potentially give you a flattering look.

Open Up Stifled Spaces

Small rooms can feel suffocating without the right lighting, but brightening up the area tends to give the room the impression of being larger than it actually is. Recessed lighting is especially effective at enlarging a room because of its indirect nature: rather than sharp lighting that comes from one or two overhead sources, the brightness can be indirectly suffused throughout the room. This makes the whole space significantly brighter without adding glare or creating dark shadows in the unlit areas.

Switching to recessed lighting can also make rooms seem larger by increasing the space available in them. The new lights will be flush with the walls, ceiling, or floor, which allows you to free up the space previously reserved for lighting. Fixtures and free-standing lights can be removed from the room, allowing you to add more furniture or just bask in the increased free space.

Bring Your Room To Life

If you enjoy frequently redecorating, you can couple recessed light fixtures with smart bulbs that change color on command via a wifi signal. These bulbs can be used to give you an instant colored accent in whatever shade you like, or they can be left white to keep things neutral. Basically, you never have to worry about too bright or discolored lighting ruining your perfectly decorated room again, and you can even use the changeable color as inspiration for your next redecorating spree.

Color-on-command light bulbs are also a great way to add a little spice to your everyday life. Some brands can sync up with movies to fully immerse you in what you're seeing by providing mood lighting that matches the scenes. Color changing lights can also make your life itself feel more like a movie. On a whim you can break out festive brightly colored party lights or set everything in dim romantic tones for an evening with someone special. Who doesn't want to feel like they're the star of their own movie, with perfect colors for every mood?

As an added bonus, these color shifting lights are usually made with LED bulbs, which can last for several years without needing replacement. Investing in them save you plenty of time and hassle compared to using traditional incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Plus, they're also the most energy-efficient lighting option currently available to the average homeowner.

Capture Your Best Side

Art pieces like paintings and sculptures can be beautifully showcased by lights that provide a soft, indirect glow. Effective lighting on these pieces can naturally draw the eye to them, which gives potential guests a better chance to be wowed by your taste. Collections and bookcases, too, can benefit from soft lighting at nontraditional angles because overhead lighting can often cause glare on glass cases or obscure book titles in the shadows.

Suffused lighting is flattering to more than just your art. While harsh lighting can make you look sickly, highlight skin blemishes, and create deep shadows on your face, soft lights can do just the opposite. By adding recessed light fixtures to your home, you'll be able to look your best at all times.

It might be tempting in today's DIY age to take on such a project by yourself, but wiring work can be dangerous if you're not a professional. If you're interested in taking advantage of the benefits of recessed lighting fixtures, it's a good idea to call an electrician like Central Electric Inc for a walk-through of your home. Once you decide where to put the new lights, you'll be well on your way to a comfortably lit home.