Whether you’ve got a small space or you just want a smarter space, investing in light fixtures that multitask is a great way to do both. Multitasking is no new concept, especially for the modern homes of today. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to determine what types of light fixtures classify as “multitasking” and which ones are just, well, there. Here’s a guide on how to find and utilize light fixtures for multitasking lighting needs.
Light Fixtures that Multitask in the Kitchen
The perfect example of a multitasking light fixture in the kitchen is the under cabinet light. These light fixtures, when switched on, are great for task lighting. You can use them while cutting vegetables or doing other prep work for your meals, making them extra desirable, especially if you don’t have an island to work on. When you’re not using them as task lighting, you can easily use them for ambient lighting to add to the warm glow of your kitchen space with no extra work needed.
Another great example is recessed lighting or the pendant light, especially if chosen right. Recessed lights, when positioned properly, can double as task lighting and as general lighting. Meanwhile, pendant lights with shades that allow them to diffuse light (rather than focus it in a general area) can be used for – you guessed it – general lighting and task lighting.
Multipurpose Bathroom Lighting
Bathroom Design by Candice Olson
The bathroom can be a particularly tricky area to work in, but once you know a few tricks, it’s easy to find light fixtures that multitask. For example, take the wall sconce. You might not have even thought to utilize wall sconces in your bathroom, but they can serve multiple purposes. When positioned on either side of a large mirror, they can help create additional task lighting. When the mirror isn’t in use, they’re also great for creating additional general lighting.
Other Multipurpose Light Fixtures for the Home
As you may have figured out by now, wall sconces are a great multipurpose light. You can install them in the bedroom instead of bedside lamps, allowing them to double for late night tasks such as reading, as well as being great for creating additional general light in the space. Plus, they save valuable floor space or nightstand space in a small room. This same concept can also be applied to the living room.
At the same time, don’t forget about the other light fixtures in your home. For example, a well placed floor lamp, such as next to an arm chair, can easily double not only as general lighting, but can make a great light for tasks such as reading or knitting while using the chair.
In short, the trick is to find light fixtures that you can use for task lighting but that can also be used for general lighting in the space. It’s not necessarily about the type of light fixture you choose, so much as it is about how you use that fixture. Just because it’s a lamp doesn’t mean you can utilize it in multiple ways! Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Start your search for multipurpose lighting fixtures at Arcadian Lighting and enjoy perusing the variety of gorgeous interior lighting options!