4 lighting tips to transform your home


Old light fixtures and grubby light switches instantly give off a neglected, dated feel in a home, so give your house a fresh and more welcoming look by updated the lighting. 

Now, there is no need to bankrupt yourself with ultra expensive lights. In some cases it might be as simple as a couple of new lightbulbs in the right colour and a pendant light or two to transform the space. Take a look at these tips to get you started:  

  1. Consider warm vs cool white: The colour of the lightbulbs can completely transform the look and feel of a space. A ‘warm white’ will give off a more yellow glow and are better used in rooms that do not require bright light, while ‘cool white’ bulbs tend to give off a brighter, white light that closer resembles daylight.
  2. Define spaces with lights: If you have a big, open-plan room, you could use lights to help define difference spaces. A pendant light can help focus a dining room area and a striking floor lamp can bring a lounge section together.
  3. Think about the purpose of the light: Lights have various functions: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Ambient and accent lighting are more optional and can be used to improve the home’s aesthetics, while task lighting has a purpose and needs to be bright enough and placed correctly to ensure that the space is functional.
  4. Enhance your curb appeal and security: A buyer’s first impression is made when they see the house from the road. Adding some outdoor lighting can boost the home’s appeal and can also double as a security measure to deter criminals from lurking in dark corners.

For more tips to boost your home’s resale value and overall look, visit RE/MAX.