dreamstime_xxl_16799132If you’re a creative person who expresses themselves through music, it can be beneficial to have a dedicated space in your home where you can pick up your instrument or sing your favorite songs without being disturbed. If you’re recording music in your home, it’s important to have the proper setup with a comfortable space to sit or stand, acoustic padding, and the right lighting. You might need to be in just the right mood to compose or play, and everything from the lamps to the color of the walls can contribute to your creativity. At Hacienda Lighting in Scottsdale, we can help you find the ideal fixtures for your home music studio.

Layering Your Lighting

You want your studio to look as professional as possible, and that comes from making the space look finished. A few stray lamps and one overhead light won’t get the job done, and layering your lighting will make the room feel more complete. You don’t want lights that are too harsh, and spreading the light out through multiple recessed fixtures can create the perfect ambience for writing and playing music. You’ll want to think about the architecture and design of the room, and how you can implement fixtures into panels, recesses, and other features. The room should be inviting and comfortable, making it easy to relax in even when you’re feeling the stress of finishing that new song.

Task and Accent Lighting

While soft, diffused light can be great for a music studio, you’ll want to be sure to have plenty of task and accent lighting in the space. You may need clamp or flexible lights for your music stands, as well as floor lights so you can where your cords and cables are running. If you want to decorate the walls with records or posters, track lighting can help the space feel finished and professional.

dreamstime_xxl_10271751Check Your Power Sources

When adding new lighting to your home studio, it’s important to think about how much power the space will be using. Between the light fixtures, the amps, and any recording equipment you have, there could be a lot of juice flowing through the studio. It might be beneficial to speak with an electrician about adding new outlets and dedicated wiring so you don’t have to worry about blowing a fuse or overloading your system every time you pick up your guitar. You may also need to reconfigure the space on a regular basis, to make room for friends and family members who want to sing or play, and having more outlets and fixtures allows you to set up the room for a particular purpose.

If you’re thinking about adding a music studio to your home, and you want to find the perfect lighting, come to Hacienda today. We can help you come up with an ideal lighting setup and configuration, and think about how to incorporate your fixtures into the room’s design. With the right approach and proper lighting, you can create an immaculate studio space!