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3 Types of Lighting for Your Home

While lighting your home for everyday life isn’t as complex as lighting a stage for the theatre, there certainly are a few things you should know to get the most out of your home design. From chandeliers to lamps, we’re talking all things lighting to help you host guests, read and slow down before bed.

One of the simplest lighting tips to know (even though it’s often overlooked) is that there are three types of light, and your home needs every one of them. General lighting, task lighting and accent lighting are all integral parts of creating a function space as well as a thoughtful design.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is a fancy way of saying what most of us consider to be general lighting. This can include the natural light that streams in from windows throughout the room and recessed lighting that brightens up the space. Consider this your base layer of light, your first coat.

This isn’t the type of light that creates a moody vibe or is super romantic. This type of lighting is practical. It allows you to see the whole room without neglecting a corner or missing a possible stumbling block. If you don’t find it naturally in your indoor space, you must create ambient lighting. This may include an overhead ceiling fan, chandelier or recessed lighting.

Task Lighting

Task lighting includes any type of light fixture that illuminates a specific section of your room. Whether the task light provides light to read, sew or dine by, it is all very important. These types of lights could include bedside lamps, an extra light above the stove or an adjustable reading lamp that sits in your favorite nook of the house. All of these lighting options help you to see what you’re focusing on and help your eyes process the information in front of them.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting — the most fun lighting element — sets the tone for the whole room. It’s what adds elegance and romance to your space. Sconces, lamps and other nonessential lighting elements can all fall into this category. And while we don’t need them to see necessarily, they’re the lights that create the desired atmosphere for your space. They add depth and highlight what’s most loved in a room, be it art or otherwise.

If you find that your home is lacking a certain ambiance, talk to your Design Consultant about helping you to create a beautiful lighting design that’s perfect for your home.

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