Accent lighting - Adding the right touch to your home lighting
Accent lighting - With highly functional task lighting, spaces like
the laundry room are brightly lit so that you can see the whites
versus the darks. However, such bright light does not create a soft
mood or add drama; for this you choose accent lightings.
Accent the mood with wall dimming options
First stop in creating mood and accent around the home is to incorporate
wall dimmers to light fixtures, including ceiling mounts and chandeliers.
This approach is very commonplace and gives you options to fully
accentuate the room or produce softer more gentle lighting.
Emphasize artwork and wall hangings with accent lights
Adding a wall mounted museum light or picture light is an excellent
way to accent fine artwork; two sconces positioned on each side
of the painting will also add emphasize. This can be done with any
wall hanging: mirrors frames are nice to accent.
Living room: downlights can emphasize an area
For social areas such as the living room you can both soften lighting
and gently accentuate an area. For example, adding a couple of down
lights in the ceiling over a living room sofa, toned down with dimming
options, can cast gentle pools of light. This can accentuate the
focus to this area while providing spillover light to the walls
and washing the whole room with pleasant light.
Accentuate and decorate a kid's room with string lighting
For kids rooms string lighting can create wonderful accent to a
nicely decorated bedroom. You can buy them in shapes and themes
such as: submarines, cars, hearts, stars and more. Not only will
this add a nice accent and touch; colorful lights can be used at
night for children afraid of sleeping in complete darkness.