Read more about Lighting:
- Ambient Lighting
- Task Lighting
- Accent Lighting
- Decorative Lighting
- Going Green
Effective lighting accents and highlights your decor, art, objects.
A skilled lighting designer will be quick to point out that their
pieces can be the centre point of any room.
There are four types of lighting:- ambient, task, accent and
This is used to illuminate an entire room evenly. This is usually one
light in the centre of your ceiling from a light fixture or ceiling fan,
several recessed lights spread evenly over the ceiling, or natural
lighting from skylights or windows.
This is used in a concentrated part of a room where more lighting is
needed to perform a task i.e. reading lamp, piano lamp, bedside lamp,
This type of lighting is used to highlight certain things e.g.
Christmas tree lights, art, plants, etc.
This is when a light fixture becomes a focal point in the room such
as chandeliers, fireplace light, decorative lamps and candles, etc.
Having multiple types of lighting in a room adds interest but is not
necessary. Dimmer switches enable you to adjust your lighting and
set the perfect mood for your room.
With such an emphasis on 'green living' some options are; install
skylights, use energy efficient bulbs such as fluoresent or LED lights.
Turn lights off when you are not in the room, use lower wattage bulbs.