Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home

Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home

The How-To

by Tamara

Good lighting will make your house feel warm and homely, while bad lighting will make a house look harsh and unwelcoming.

Before you can choose the right fixtures for your specific space, it is important to determine what the lighting's main function will be. A good lighting plan in a home with comprise of 3 types: ambient light, task lighting, and accent lighting.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the main source of lighting in a room, coming most often from ceiling fixtures or recessed lighting. Ambient light serves the most basic purpose of illuminating the room. 

Task Lighting

Task lighting is lighting that provides enough light for you to see what you’re doing, whether it’s chopping vegetables in the kitchen, or working in your home office. Some rooms will require task lighting at times but softer lighting the rest of the time. Think carefully about the room and what your activities are in it, which will help you choose the right light selection. 


Accent Lighting

Accent lighting plays the most decorative role in your home. It’s used to draw attention to a specific part in your home, like art work, bookshelf and cabinet. Accent lighting can also be a main feature point on its own, if you go for a chandelier or pendant lights. Don’t be afraid to play around with different styles when it comes to decorative lighting. 


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