The very first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night is turn on and off your lights.
Designing lighting for your home is as important as choosing paint colors for the walls, furniture and accessories. Lighting should be comfortable, easy to control and energy efficient.
Ambient: General lighting that illuminates a room with uniform light. This can be achieved through ceiling mounted or recessed fixtures, wall sconces or floor lamps. Include integrated lighting like cove, soffit and valance lighting.
Task: For a particular area in a room, this lighting serves a specific function. Think counters in the kitchen, your desk, under cabinet, or a table lamp.
Accent: Is for highlighting to draw attention to an object like artwork, bookcases, plants or even outdoors to a fountain, tree or beautiful landscaping. Recessed or track lighting that is adjustable provides this type of lighting.
Lighting can be costly for more artfully designed fixtures, or affordable when purchased from a big box retailer like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, or Ikea who provides modern alternatives at affordable prices. Enjoy illuminating your home!