Looking to make a big impact in your home’s lighting and ambiance? No matter how large or small your space, how you light it makes a world of difference. Sometimes simply adding a layer or two of light, in just the right places, can dramatically increase your home’s quality of light. Did you know there are three layers of light?

Ambient Lighting: Typically overhead lighting, provides the overall level of light. Gives your room that overall “glow”.

Task Lighting: Usually more intense, direct light. Allows you to see while you are performing a task. The light over your favorite reading chair.

Accent Lighting: Allows you to highlight or “spotlight” specific features in your home such as a piece of art over the fireplace.

Generally, you will want to have at least two layers to best light a space. Of course, the size and type of room will determine which types of layers and fixtures you will want or need. How you have the room set up will also help determine where you need additional layers of lighting. Lighting is not only a necessary component to your home, it also allows you to express your individual style.

Once you’ve determined how you want to light your room, and what layers work best, you’ll want to pick out your light fixtures. This is where it gets really fun. Picking out light fixtures allows you to bring your creativity and personal style to any room. From wall sconces and track lighting to desk lamps and recessed lighting, there are so many options to choose from! Gain inspiration from these 5 Homes With Striking Light Fixtures. Looking for ideas to update your current lighting? Check out these 9 Lighting Trends That Will Be Everywhere In 2023. Ready to get started? Chat with a local Interior Designer.

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