The sun is setting over Daybreak in South Jordan. The sky is awash in vibrant colors, shadows become long, and soon, dusk settles in. You move from your patio to the cool, dark, calm of your living room. Making your way to the most comfortable part of the sofa, you switch on a beautiful sculptural lamp. Suddenly, your living room is transformed. Dark and cool gives way to warm and welcoming, paintings spring to life, textures of rugs and furniture become softer-looking, more inviting. You breathe a sigh of contentment and settle in for a long, lovely evening of reading… That’s the power of light.
Lighting in a home serves a much greater purpose than simply helping you see better. Lights can illuminate and accentuate the very best features of your home, or become artwork themselves. Here, we take a look at six ideas for lighting in your home. Can you imagine them in your own home?
1. Design a Room Around Light
There’s no rule that says light selection should come after your room is designed. If you own or have your eye on a particularly stunning chandelier, it’s perfectly fine to design your entire space around that one fixture. Consider the materials, size, and type of light the chandelier gives off, place it in your space, then add furniture and accessories that complement it. You’ll guarantee that your space will be one-of-a-kind and that you’ll love stepping into it each and every day.
2. Illuminate Wall Art
Whether you’ve collected it travelling the world or from the local market in town, beautiful wall art is meant to be showcased. Create a gallery-worthy effect using unique uplighting such as wall sconces or a few strategically placed lamps. You’ll love gazing at your art just as much as when it first caught your eye.
3. Make a Statement
Speaking of art, your lighting should reflect your style and personality just as much as a painting. Make a statement by finding structural lamps made with interesting materials, vivid colors, or bold patterns. Or opt for an oversized chandelier above your dining table. Let your lighting be a conversation-starter!
4. Dress Up Your Bedroom
Chandelier in the bedroom? Why not? Turn your sleeping space into the stuff dreams are made of with lavish lighting fit for royalty. While a fan may be the most practical option to keep cool during warm South Jordan nights, beautiful lighting in your dressing area or even the owner’s bath will make waking up a luxurious experience.
5. Get Smart About Light
Light comes in a variety of color temperatures, which can set the mood in a room. You may choose cool, white light in your home office in order to stay focused, or dim, warm light at night or dinnertime for a more intimate vibe. While standard bulbs only give you one color temperature, a smart bulb allows you to make adjustments with an app as your activities change throughout the day. Your light color changes, but your bulb never needs to.
6. Balance the Room with Brass
Brass fixtures of all kinds are gaining popularity for their warm tones and elegant finishes. Lighting accentuated with brass pairs beautifully with natural materials used in furniture and accessories, like marble and wood. Brass light fixtures create a timeless look when paired with modern design elements, and are the perfect choice to bring personal style and elegance into your home.
Lighting is often the final touch to bring a room together, but it can also lead your design style and become, quite literally, the highlight of your home. We’d love to show you how our townhomes at Daybreak can be personalized with your lighting preferences in mind, to create a home that’s equally stunning in natural or ambient light. For more information about available or coming soon homes, please contact us at 801-850-2040.