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Planning Your Lighting Designs

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

The key to setting a room’s mood is through the lighting. Though how you light each room differs, how the overall idea and planning is the same. With the right light, you can make a place come to life, but first, you must consider the below tips: 

Decide on Your Budget

Just like any home renovation, you’ll need to have a budget in mind. Without it, you could risk overspending or running out of money before your lighting is complete. Start by deciding the exact amount of lighting your need and the areas you’d rather spend the most on. 

Plan Your Design Type

Are you contemporary or traditional? Deciding your specific style beforehand can make finding your fixtures quick and painless. Not to mention, having a particular style in mind limits your options making your choices easier to make.

Layer The Lights 

The right lighting plan consists of layers. Start with three basic layers of light: ambient, accent, and task. Ambient is your function lighting, accent lighting is what you’d consider the more decorative pieces, and task lighting is used in areas where you need more focused light. 

To make these three come together, you’ll often want to decide on your decorative/statement piece first. The rest will then be less stressful to plan. 

Remember Each Room Differs

Remember that your lighting needs and brightness will vary by room. 

For starters, your kitchen lighting might be the most detailed and essential room in the home. This is due to the fact that you’ll need a variety of settings for all different needs. Cooking will require more focus light, whereas a dinner party would need a more ambient, mood lighting. The right layering and fixtures can provide all this and more!

At Jupiter-Tequesta,  you can rely on us for all your lighting installations. Call us 7 days a week for service in any of these areas:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822


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