"More and more, so it seems to me, light is the beautifier of the building."
Frank Lloyd Wright - architect
As we've talked about in the past two posts, lighting is a crucial aspect of design and is found in three different categories: Ambient, Task, and finally Accent lighting.
Accent Lighting is almost like the jewelry of lighting. It highlights aspects of your home that you want to stand out. Whether it's artwork, your fireplace, or some shelving, accent lighting is used to help create or accentuate a focal point in your room. Accent lighting should be a more concentrated form of light, usually three times the general illumination level.
Check out these common uses of accent lighting.
As you can see, lighting makes a huge difference in design and functionality as well. Having a good mix of the three types of lighting will give you the best outcome in your space. Just remember, the best lighting design is one that is barely noticeable!