The purpose of lighting in a home surpasses just being a light source. Each type of lighting has the power to create a certain feeling throughout the house.

Curious as to what style to consider in a renovation? Read on for a few illuminating ideas.

Recessed lights over a dining room table with wall-size window letting in natural light

1. Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting features metal light housings and is installed over the ceiling line. Homeowners tend to love recessed lighting because the light source is not visible.

While this type of lighting requires extensive wiring, with the right electrician to help, homeowners can transform their living rooms with these lights.

In addition to highlighting the ceiling line, recessed lighting adds to the room’s ambiance, making a warm room feel warmer and full of life and light. Similarly, this type of lighting lends itself to minimalist design, which is fitting for any homeowner who prefers a modern style.

Oversized windows letting in natural light

2. Bigger Windows

Enlarging a home’s windows makes the entire space feel bigger. With more access to natural light, any home with larger windows will be brighter during daylight hours.

This exposure to sunlight will benefit everyone in the home as sunlight helps to boost people’s moods and energy, along with improving the overall atmosphere in the rest of the home.

Of course, this isn’t a viable option for every room. If you need to increase natural lighting in a room where small windows are the only ones available, consider putting up mirrors to help bounce the light around.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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