Creating an open entryway into your home is an important part of making sure that your home looks welcoming for guests and for yourself after returning home every day. While the right decorations and layout are both essential parts of designing a beautiful entryway into your home, it is vital that you also consider the importance of the right lighting.
If you are uncertain about what kind of lights to use and have just a single light hanging in the entry, consider some of the following tips that can help get you started with a bright and welcoming entry to your home.
Determine if You Want the Light to Be the Main Focus
With such a large assortment of light fixtures available at most home improvement stores, it is a good idea to first consider whether or not you want the fixture to be the main focus of the entry. If your entryway has a beautiful, large window with stained glass or the staircase is located in the entry, you may prefer a light fixture that is a bit more neutral or minimal in design.
Keeping your preferences in mind can help make shopping for a new light fixture, or several, much easier and prevent the need for returning the fixture to the store.
Avoid Bright Whites and Use Softer Lighting
If you want the entryway to your home to look welcoming, it is a good idea to opt for softer lights with a yellow hue that are comfortable on the eyes. When coming home in the evening, the last thing you want is to feel blinded when stepping indoors due to a bright, white lightbulb used. Softer lighting can also make the entryway feel cozy and welcoming, rather than the stark look of bright, white lights.
Use Several Lights to Distribute Light Evenly
Balancing lighting in a room is important since you want the room to have a lot of interest for the eyes to enjoy. A single light can feel overwhelming, making it a much better idea to choose several light fixtures that can make the entry feel interesting and even make it feel more balanced depending on the placement of each light.
As you consider where to hang new light fixtures or position tabletop lights, you need to consider the unique qualities regarding lighting in the entryway. With the above tips in mind and some of your own personalization, you can create an entry that is a beautiful beginning to the rest of your home. To learn more, contact a licensed electrician like Dr Electric.