How to use accent lights

There are lots of ways in which you can beautifully decorate your home. You can explore the benefits of color, pattern, texture, you can try to combine different styles and you can also accent lights to make your home more inviting and bright. Accent lighting is something you can use both indoors and outdoors.

Dining room turquoise chandelier

As in most cases, it all depends on the user’s character and preferences. Accent lighting can be roughly divided into indoor and outdoor fixtures. For the indoors areas there are many different options. For example, a beautiful and eye-catching chandelier can be a beautiful focal point. A chandelier placed above the dining room table is often a very elegant choice. Chandelier can also make stylish additions to living room areas.

Floor lamp

Floor lamp

If chandeliers are too glamorous or opulent for you, than maybe you would like other options better. You can use floor lamps to create a romantic atmosphere and they are versatile and great for all the rooms. Table lamps can also be very beautiful. Depending on the style you have chosen for the décor, the lamps can either blend in or stand out. A simple way of turning them into focal points is to use bright colors or extravagant details.

Bright table lamp

Another options, this time very subtle, versatile and elegant, is to use recessed lighting. They are simple and can radically change the atmosphere in a room. They are almost the opposite of pendant lamps or chandeliers but the effect they have is subtle and strong at the same time, less dramatic but equally efficient.

Pendant kitchen island lamp

Modern patio with floor light fixture

As for the outdoor areas, things are simpler but quite complex as well. Lamps can also be sued for the outdoor areas. They are most efficient when used in covered spaces. Of course, it all depends on the type of fixture you want to use and the purpose you want it for. For example, the garden can benefit from solar lighting fixtures. The terrace or deck can be beautifully completed by hanging or floor lamps. Wall lamps are also a very practical solution for all outdoor spaces.{picture sources:1,2,3,4,5,and 6}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 12th, 2012


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