One of the biggest lighting mistakes is using an incorrect lighting temperature. Color temperature is measured in kelvin and ranges from 1000 to 10,000 kelvin, going from warm to cool.
Another common mistake is having inconsistent temperatures in a single space. For example, while it’s appropriate to use a warm white bulb in a bedroom and a soft white bulb in a bathroom, you shouldn’t mix these two color temperatures in a singular room.
The third mistake is not using enough types of lighting throughout a space. There are four types of lighting used in homes: overhead lighting, ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting.
When it comes to lighting, it is important to consider the size of the room as well. A small room will require less light compared to a larger room.