Far too often I see light fixtures that are too small for the space. Many times we become focused on the cost of the product (smaller fixtures are generally less expensive) that we forget to measure and consider filling the space appropriately. Here are some tips for determining the best fixture for your space. Not only is lighting an important function but it also adds to the style and feel of a space. Lighting is such a primary feature in a room so you want to be sure you get it right the first time. Let’s first dive into the 3 basic types of lighting.
There are 3 Basic Lighting Types:
1. Ambient: provides overall illumination, typically in a new-build or remodel that is the recessed lighting
2. Task - illuminating for a specific function like over a sink or countertop or a lamp on a side table
3. Accent - indoors illuminates artwork or outdoors illuminates landscape (highlighting a tree)
Above you’ll see the three different types of lighting. Look closely for the accent lighting in the blue and gray contemporary room.
Be sure to measure, measure, measure! If a fixture is too small it’s distracting to the eye instead of complementary to the space. Have fun and share below how your lighting projects are going! Thanks for reading and be sure to subscribe above and check out my social media links to the right as well.
Hi, I’m Liz Shea! I’m a former elementary school teacher with a background in constructing interior finishes. As a lover of pretty spaces, I’m not only passionate about creating peaceful, fresh and functional interiors, I also love sharing my knowledge of construction and design. My hope is you’ll learn here so you may be inspired to take on your own home projects. Thanks for reading!
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