The light within your home directly affects how welcoming it is to occupants and visitors. With these accent lighting tips, you’ll be able to create the atmosphere you want for your home.
What is Accent Lighting?
Accent lighting accentuates a focal point in your home or is a whimsical light fixture. It typically includes wall sconces, track lighting, lamps, or recessed lighting. An LED product can last up to 5 times as long as traditional incandescent lighting.
Direct People’s Attention
Lighting lets you highlight what you want people to notice in a room. For example, backlighting the beautiful backsplash in your kitchen will make it the focal point and can create some visual drama. You can also uplight a piece of art or place a light above an accent wall for a more glamorous effect.
Use Adjustable Lighting
Dimmers give you more control of your lighting, as well as increasing the lifespan of your bulb and saving electricity. Track lighting is perfect for an office or communal space because it gives you more flexibility, allowing you to rearrange furniture and art while adequately lighting the room. Lamps are another decorative option without permanently changing the lighting in your home.
You Don’t Need to Go Big
Smaller light fixtures can pack a punch and save on utility costs. Less is more, and the best lighting occurs when the right fixtures are strategically placed to illuminate the right areas of your home. Recessed lighting, like pot lights, are a modern option that goes with any decor so it won’t go out of style.
You may want to make the change in accent lighting for decor, style, or even environmental reasons. The U.S. Department of Energy reported that if Americans embraced a widespread use of LED lighting, this could save the annual output of 44 large electric power plants by 2027! As you’re installing your lighting, make sure that your space has the proper support and wiring—when in doubt, call a professional!
No matter what your reason, accent lighting will give your home a hospitable atmosphere. Give our friendly team at JDP Electric Inc. a call today at (701) 232-1991 or visit us online to see our wide selection of residential projects and services.