If you’re unhappy with the look of a certain room in your home, the solution could be as easy as installing proper lighting. To maximize functionality, layering light balances a room while offering versatile options for any occasion. There are three types of lighting that help create this effect: ambient, task and accent. You can use this technique for both interior and exterior lighting to achieve your desired look and feel.
Set Your Base
Ambient lighting is your main source. Whether you have ceiling mounted chandeliers, pendants or recessed downlights, your ambient lighting provides a base for the entire room. Dimmer switches are often installed to control ambient lighting when the homeowner wants to create a different level of ambiance from day to night.
Illuminate for a Purpose
Task lighting varies from room to room. It helps you to see when performing specific actions within your home. In the kitchen, you might want under-cabinet lighting to help you see while cooking. In the bathroom, sconces on either side of the mirror eliminate shadows and help you accomplish day-to-day grooming tasks.