If you’re totally clueless when it comes to finding proper lighting for your Sarasota home, find comfort in the fact that you aren’t alone. There’s a reason there are specialists in lighting out in the world: any average, everyday homeowner more than likely doesn’t know how to find light fixtures for the rooms in their homes that are both functional and stylish.

Luckily, at Franklin Lighting in Sarasota, Florida, we have a team of lighting consultants who can help you find the perfect lighting solutions for your home. We offer a large selection of ceiling lights, wall lights, lamps, home accents and more in our lighting showroom and on our online catalog. Improve the lighting in your home today and schedule an appointment with one of our lighting experts.

In this blog post, we’ll highlight three common home lighting mistakes you should be aware of as a homeowner in order to avoid making the same mistakes, whether you’re renovating the lighting in your home or are starting completely from scratch.

1. Selecting the wrong size for a light fixture.

When you choose the wrong size of a light fixture for the rooms in your home, the dimensions of the room can be completely thrown off. For example, if you get a light fixture that is too small for a large room, it will feel overwhelmingly empty. If you get a lighting fixture that is too big for a smaller room, the room will feel overbearing and crowded.

We suggest writing down the dimensions of your room before selecting a lighting fixture you love for it, that way you can find a light fixture of an adequate size.

2. Only having one light source in a room.

No matter how big or small a room in your home is, you want to layer the room with multiple sources of lighting. The most common three lighting types are task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting.

When you only have one light source in a room, there won’t be sufficient lighting to complete everyday tasks. It also means you can adjust the lighting in the room to match the ambiance you’re aiming for whenever you’d like.

3. Not installing dimmers for your light fixtures.

When you don’t take advantage of dimmers, you are missing out on the ability to control exactly how much light is emitted into the room. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, or even your bathroom, you won’t always need the same, consistent brightness of lighting — that’s why investing in dimmers is extremely important.  

Choose Franklin Lighting For All Your Lighting Needs

Don’t fall victim to these three common home lighting mistakes and seek help from a lighting professional. Not only will your home’s lighting be optimized to the fullest extent, but it will also be lighting your guests will be envious of when they visit your humble abode.

Find lights that’ll make you proud to be the owner of your home — shop our lighting products at Franklin Lighting in Sarasota today. For more information, contact our lighting specialists today by calling (941) 355-2550 or by filling out our online form. To meet face-to-face with one of our lighting experts or to check out our lighting products first-hand, stop by our Sarasota showroom today!