Set The Mood With Accent Lighting

Let’s talk lighting! Don’t you just love daylight savings? We do! There is at least one pro to having one less hour of daylight! Less sun means more time for our accent lighting to be a little bit brighter and have more time to shine in the evenings. It makes our spaces feel so cozy! Especially with the holidays coming up, we want to offer a little insight to get the proper lighting in your space.

 

1. Light Up Dark Corners

This is really important to whoever is viewing the room. Lighting up those dark corners with a reading lamp or table lamp can really brighten your space, make it more functional, and keeps the eye moving around your whole space. This brings the whole room to life and makes it feel so refreshing!

 

2. Know Your Bulb Type

This is the part that is easiest to forget, but one that can make the most difference. Did you know that there are different types of bulbs? To keep it simple, just know that you can never go wrong with a Halogen bulb. It’s good on your complexion and is also energy efficient. Easy enough, right? They do make an LED bulb that lasts a good amount of time, but make sure you buy the yellow shade or it will cast a hospital like white light. We also have a special place in our hearts for edison bulbs. This can really give your space the beautiful, soft, warm light that can really set the mood in your space!

 

3. Lighting Can Be Your Focal Point 

This is perfect for any room you are styling. It always works! If you have a space with lots of neutrals or little pattern, put a stylized light that will accent the space and be what everyone talks about. But, of course not all lighting can be a focal point. Make sure that when you are picking your lighting you consider size. How small or large your light is will be the defining moment that makes the light a focal point or not.

 

SO much to think about! Don’t worry, we have you covered. Just remember to brighten up those dork corners, decide on the right type of bulb, and consider the size of your accent lighting. If you need help, don't hesitate to stop in! We would love to help!

Photography by Tessa Barton (@tezzamb) and Tim Thompson