4 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Ambience with Lighting

Landscape lights alongside a walkway at night

3. Walkway Lights

When it comes to landscape lighting, installing walkway lights is important. With path lights, homeowners improve the safety of their home at night, not to mention that well-lit areas deter crime.

You can have walkway lights wired to your home’s electrical system, or you can get solar lights that power up during the day to shine all night.

When installing these lights, place each one at least 6 to 8 feet apart to ensure that the walkway is clear of tripping hazards and that the most space is covered by the light.

Pendant lights hanging over breakfast bar and chandelier hanging over dining table

4. Pendant Ceiling Lights

While redesigning lighting in certain areas like the kitchen, dining room or front porch, homeowners tend to gravitate toward the popular pendant lighting trend.

Fixed to the ceiling, this lighting fixture hangs down from a chain or a rod, essentially suspended like a necklace pendant. These lights are perfect for task lighting, area lighting or general lighting.

In most rooms with pendant lighting, the light fixture is a focal point. Keep this in mind when deciding on what style of light to choose to ensure that your pendant light makes the intended statement.

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


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