When designing a room, the role of lighting is often overlooked even though it has a HUGE impact. Luckily, Clayton has plenty of beautiful lighting options to enhance the style of your home.
Lighting Sets The Mood
The Newport model by Schult
To choose the right kind of lighting for your manufactured home, keep in mind its purpose. For example, a lamp with a dark shade is not the best choice for your office space. The dark shade tones down the light, and makes it difficult to read. But that same lampshade could be the star of a darkened room by adding drama to the space.
With this in mind, I break lighting down into 3 categories:
1. Task Lighting
You need it for areas like utility rooms or kitchens, where defined jobs take place. Big, bright, and even lighting is the main focus here.Look for recessed lighting options combined with hanging chandeliers like the one above.
2868 Marlette Special model by Marlette
Clayton has a variety of task lighting options to brighten your key spaces like your kitchen, master bathroom, utility room or home office.
Great task lighting helps you get ready in the morning, prep great meals, work efficiently from home and so much more!
2. General Lighting
The Elation model by TRUmh
General lighting works best in triangles. Triangle configurations create even lighting to fill any room easily.
Augment general lighting with task and accent lighting to make the most of your space. If there's a corner where your recessed lighting doesn't quite reach, enhance your space with a corner table and lamp or a standing lamp.
3. Accent Lighting
Accent lighting enhances the feeling of a space. Your kitchen needs lots of task lighting because of all the activities involved in food preparation, so you can take your task lighting to the next level with unique chandeliers and pendants. Your dining room is another great spot for accent lighting that brings a pop of style!
To soften the atmosphere from bright task lighting, just add a dimmer switch to existing overhead fixtures. You’ll create a cozy, inviting atmosphere to encourage lots of great conversations and unexpected moments, like a dance off!!
How to Add New Lighting to Your Home
Check out the lighting section of your local lumber yard or home maintenance store for all the newest innovations in lighting options. Check out thrift stores for different lamps and chandeliers if you're looking for vintage or unique pieces.
You can even find new concepts to work with just in the light bulb aisle of your local hardware store. You can also retrofit most fixtures to adapt to newer lighting technology. This is a simple way to add beauty and reduce energy costs.
The Power House model by Clayton
And don't forget to ask your local home center what kind of lighting options are available for your manufactured or modular home when you get ready to buy your new home. As shown above, many Clayton homes have stylish lighting options to create a bright and beautiful manufactured home.
Lighting is the final design layer to a wonderful room. Put a little time and thought into the process to create a positive change!
Topics Decor and Design