The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size. Placement and type are important aspects of lighting design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, natural light, and furniture selection.
Design expression through lighting involves building layers that interact with the surfaces, materials, and objects in the space.
Ambient light provides general illumination and comfort, task lighting for utilitarian jobs, and accent / art lighting to dress up any room. For instance, mixing the soft glow of a decorative sconce with an overhead downlight creates warmth and texture in the room.
A layered lighting solution is key to creating a balanced impact for any occasion or time of day. It will make your living space more inviting, while adding functionality, efficiency, and style.