3 lighting ideas for your home renovation

Posted By Amber Electrical  

Choosing the right lighting when renovating your home can make a world of difference to the ambience and functionality of the space.

With so many lighting styles to choose from, it can be difficult to know what to choose for each room of the house. Here’s our guide to selecting the right lighting for your home.


What to consider for your lighting plan


In order to make the most of your new lighting setup, there are a few key things to consider before renovations begin:

  • Plan ahead: Factor your lighting into the initial stages of the renovation. This ensures your lighting plan will fit seamlessly into the design of the rest of the house and will also make the building process much easier.
  • Think about wiring: Are you planning on hanging pendant lights, or installing an unusual lighting plan? If so, you need to make sure all the wiring is in place to make the design come to life. Your electrician may need to get in behind the walls to add in extra wires, which makes the initial planning stage all the more important.
  • Consider mood & function: It’s important to think about what you use each room for, and what kind of lighting is appropriate. For example, while soft, ambient lighting may be appropriate in a bedroom or living room, you’ll probably want something a bit brighter in functional spaces like the kitchen. 

Here are 3 lighting ideas to consider for your next home renovation.


Ambient lighting


What is ambient lighting?

Ambient lighting is all about setting the mood of a room and making it feel warm and inviting. It’s also a practical choice, blanketing the room in a light that’s bright enough to function, but not so bright that it causes glare. The goal of ambient lighting is to mimic natural lighting as much as possible.


Some examples of ambient lighting

Ambient lighting can include:

  • Ceiling lights
  • Pendant lights
  • Recessed lights
  • Track lights
  • Chandeliers


Where should I use ambient lighting?

Technically speaking, ambient lighting can be used anywhere in the house. In functional spaces like the kitchen or bathroom, however, it should be paired with task lighting for best results.



Task lighting


What is task lighting?

Task lighting is lighting that is primarily practical and helps you to perform a specific task such as cooking, reading or cleaning.


Some examples of task lighting

Task lighting can include:

  • Lamps
  • Pendant lights
  • Track lights
  • Under-cabinet lights
  • Vanity lights


Where should I use task lighting?

As the name suggests, task lighting should be used in areas where you need a little extra brightness to help perform specific tasks. They can be used in every room of the house from the kitchen, to the office, to the bedroom.


Accent lighting


What is accent lighting?

Accent lighting is all about drawing the eye to specific focal points in the house. It can also be used for highlighting artworks, bookcases, furniture, or architectural points in the home.


Some examples of accent lighting

Task lighting can include:

  • Wall lights
  • Track lights
  • Landscape lights


Where should I use accent lighting?

Accent lighting can be used anywhere in the home where you wish to draw attention towards a specific feature. It is commonly used in living rooms and kitchens, as well as outdoors.


Work with an experienced electrician

If you’re planning a home renovation, it’s important to work with an experienced electrician who can help you implement the perfect lighting plan for your home.

Get in touch with the team at Amber Electrical Services to discuss lighting for your home renovation!