Light is probably one of the most overlooked elements of design to the everyday person. Did you know that there was a thought process to each and every light in your home? Each of those lights were placed exactly where they are to serve a purpose. In this post I simply want to share with you the types of lights that can assist you in the designing of your home.
Light takes form in three ways; ambient, task, and accent. Below I’ll briefly explain each form of lighting for you.
Also known as general lighting, ambient produces a general level of light throughout the room. Ambient lighting allows you to move throughout the room safely and with ease and is normally executed by chandeliers or recessed lighting.
Task lighting produces light for a particular area in a room. Task lights are mostly used for areas where one may read, under cabinets to illuminate countertops, or on a desk in an office.
Accent lighting is used to bring highlighted attention to areas in a room. This form of lighting is normally used to highlight artwork, bookshelves, or sculptures. Accent lights are also used outdoors to highlight areas along the home, trees, and water features.
(Photos retrieved from Laura U)
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