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Interior design

How to light your home

Comment éclairer votre maison

How to light up your home!

Well, hello there!

Today at Forge Design, we’re tackling a subject that’s particularly close to our hearts: lighting. You know, the one that turns a house into a warm and welcoming home.

Well, sit back and let us guide you.

Let’s face it, lighting can make or break the mood of your home. A poorly lit space gives the impression of being sad, and that’s not what we’re looking for, is it?

That’s why it’s essential to think carefully about lighting, to ensure that your interior is warm and attractive. So let’s get going!

Bring in the Sunshine!

First, let’s talk about natural light. Because yes, before you think about turning on a light bulb, you need to think about maximizing the contribution of natural light. And you know what? A lot depends on the orientation of your house.

For example, if you face south, you’ll get plenty of sunshine. But don’t forget that it also depends on your interior design.

A good tip for maximizing natural light is to keep your windows clean at all times.

In addition, installing blinds or filter curtains can help you control the amount of light you wish to let in at certain times of the day.

And guess what?

By maximizing daylighting, you can even save on your energy bills, as you’ll need less artificial lighting. Not bad, eh?

Lighting artificial

Then there’s artificial lighting. If you want to improve the brightness of your home while being environmentally friendly, consider LED bulbs. They are more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs and last longer.

If you still have incandescent bulbs in your home, now is the perfect time to switch to LEDs.

Speaking of artificial lighting, the addition of luminaires can greatly improve your home’s illumination. For example, if you have a hallway or corner that’s a little dark, installing hanging lights or wall sconces can be a good solution.

It’s also important to remember that there are three main types of luminaire: ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. These three types can be combined to create custom lighting that perfectly matches your needs.

Layered lighting, for example, can really help to create a pleasant ambience in any room of your home. The idea is to use several types of lighting to create a well-lit area.

A good light fixture can also act as a focal point for the entire room. For example, a pendant can be perfect for a large dining room or living room.

If you have works of art or wall pieces that you’d like to highlight, consider installing lights to illuminate them.

For the more technophile among us, it may be worth investing in an intelligent lighting system. With an automated system, you can program the lights in your home to come on and go off.

Finally, installing dimmers in your home can help you easily change the mood of a room while saving energy.

In conclusion, good lighting can really make all the difference in your home. With a little planning and a few tricks, you can create the perfect ambience.

Of course, some projects can be carried out by yourself, while others may require the help of a professional.

Whatever the case, finding the right lighting balance will make your home more attractive and welcoming for you and your guests.

Have fun with your lighting projects!

Thanks for reading! See you at the next blog!

In the meantime, if you have any questions or a project in mind, contact us!

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