Elevating Your Space with Lighting
Amy Youngblood

When designing your home one of the key aspects that can either make or break achieving your aesthetic vision is lighting. It’s more than picking out a fixture that looks beautiful, it’s also figuring out the appropriate light output for function and design. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your lighting:


What is the goal and purpose for the lighting? Is it your kitchen that needs to be nice and bright while cooking and entertaining? Or your living room that feels cozy with more subtle and soft lighting. There are three different types of lighting to keep in mind:


Ambient: This is considered your general lighting and its job is to light up the entire space. Recessed lights, ceiling mounts, lamps and hanging fixtures are all part of producing ambient lighting. We recommend using a dimmer to be able to control the amount of light that is suitable for the mood you’re trying to create.


Task: This type of lighting is focused on a specific spot for a specific function. For example, in the kitchen one might use pendants to point light downward onto the island or countertop. When sitting at your desk, a reading lamp will help light up your work! Think about the  functional areas in your home where you need some extra light.


Accent: This type is used for certain areas that you want eyes drawn to. It could be a picture light illuminating a piece of art or a recessed spot light illuminating a bookshelf. Accent lighting is a great tool for highlighting focal pieces and really helps elevate a space.


Combining all three types of lighting will give you a layered look which is key for a versatile and elevated space. There are many other factors that play a role in well designed lighting so it is important to reach out to a lighting specialist to help determine the optimum lighting for your home. When lighting is done well, your space will be functional, comfortable and elevated!


Please let us know how we can help elevate your space.