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How to use Wall Lights to Create the Perfect Ambiance

Creating the perfect ambiance in a room can be challenging, but one easy and effective way to enhance the atmosphere is by using wall lights. These lighting fixtures can be used to highlight artwork, create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and even add a touch of elegance to a room. In this blog, we will discuss how to use them to create the perfect ambiance in almost any space.

Choosing the right wall lights for your room

When choosing any lighting, it’s important to consider the style of your room and the overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve. There are many types of wall lights, that fit many different styles, such as traditional, modern, or industrial styles, so choosing the style to fit your tastes and décor is number one.

The style you choose, however, will also play a part in creating a feel in the space. For instance, a light that produces a soft glow through a diffused glass shade will add to the cosy ambience of a space, whereas, a more industrial cage style of light, will make the light itself more of a feature than a background light.

Wall lights can be their own feature or be used to create a mood

Using wall lights to highlight artwork or architectural features of a room

Using wall lights to highlight artwork is an easy and effective way to draw attention to specific pieces and create a gallery-like feel in a room at home. When strategically placed, these lights can contribute to highlighting specific features or details, or evoke a specific emotion of the viewer.

Using wall lights to highlight architectural features of a room can help to draw you into a space, and to appreciate the features of that space, ultimately making the space feel warmer and more inviting.

Use wall lights to highlight artwork or architectural features to draw you into a room

Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with wall lights

Here are a few tips for using wall lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere:

Use warm-toned light: Using a warm-toned light globes in your lights, will help create a warm and inviting atmosphere. For a warm white light set your globe colour temperature at around 2700K.

If you would like to read more about colour temperature and light, see our blog post Warm White and Cool White – the Differences and Applications Explained.

Placement: Place your wall lights in strategic areas, such as on either side of a fireplace or bed to create a warm and intimate atmosphere that makes you feel immersed and surrounded by light.

Use dimmer switch: Use a dimmer switch to control the intensity of the light. This allows you to adjust the light to suit the time of day and your desired mood.

Use candle-like light: Select lights with candle-like properties, such as wall sconces, to mimic the warm glow of candlelight.

Place wall lights either side of your bed to surround yourself with light

Tips for installing wall lights in your home

Here are a few tips for installing wall lights in your home:

  1. Measure and mark the placement: Measure and mark the placement of the lights to ensure they are level and at the proper height. Wall lights should be placed at eye level or slightly above to avoid glare and provide the best lighting.
  2. Allow for projection: Wall lights will project, or protrude, from the wall once installed. Make sure to measure your space for this as well.
  3. Use a level: Use a level to make sure the lights are installed straight. This is particularly important when installing more than one, for example as bedside lights on either side of the bed, to ensure they are level with each other.
  4. Don’t forget safety: Some areas of your home will benefit from the installation of wall lights due to their unobtrusive style. Some examples might be stairs or hallways. It is important to make sure to select lights that will practically provide enough light to eliminate any safety concerns.
  5. Be wary of style: Quite often, wall lights are used in multiples, so be careful not to go too elaborate on style if you need to install multiple lights in one space.

Upgrade your lighting today with high-quality and stylish wall lights from Rovert Electrical and Lighting, your one-stop-shop for all your lighting needs.

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