DESIGNER TIP: DETERMINING THE TYPE OF LIGHTING YOUR SPACE NEEDS

Lighting is an often overlooked item when building or remodeling. But don’t underestimate the drama it can bring. When done right it will create the ultimate WOW factor. 

 

Figure out how you will be using the space. Will you need ambient, general, task or accent lighting in the space? 

 

Ambient light is great for soft overall lighting in a space. Think big windows that let natural light in. Overhead recessed lighting will provide overall even lighting. 

 

Task lighting is key when doing a specific task: reading a book, cooking in the kitchen or any close-up chore.

 

Accent or Decorative lighting can be as simple as a beautiful lamp on a console table. In the kitchen, incorporate lighting under or above cabinets. To showcase artwork, place accent lighting on artwork to draw the eye toward the image. Even adding accent lighting over a window as shown below creates more interest in the room.

 

We will be sharing with you our favorite lights soon! Stay tuned for our favorite picks!

Liv your best life,

Debbie

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