Thursday, November 16, 2006

Accent Lighting

Lighting has brought only benefits into our lives from its very first invention. Proper lighting can emphasize and bring to life almost anything you want. Dim lighting can turn the mood romantic in an instant. Night lights can be a life saver for our children who may not have a sound sleep in total darkness.

It’s easy to see that lighting can dramatically change the ambiance of virtually any space. Depending on what you have in mind, accent lighting can work wonders almost instantly; from show rooms that use this type of lighting to bring out the items they want to be noticed most to homes who use the same accent lighting to highlight special features.

I’ve worked hard to create a beautiful and serene landscape design around my home. Not wanting it to be lost in the darkness each evening, I had accent lighting installed that instantly comes on when dusk appears. I also love to use the same accent lighting during any celebrations or holidays to decorate and bring out the spirit of the season. Think red and green bulbs for December and a spooky orange for Halloween.

Not just for the homeowner, department stores and other commercial spaces use focused lighting to showcase a sale item or a new arrival. One of the best ways to spend a fall evening is to go window shopping and see the mannequins all decked out in their fall attire. With the accent lighting cutting through the darkness on the street, it makes you want to run inside and try those outfits on!

Another great place to use special lights is in the bathroom over the mirror. All women will agree with me on this one as accent lighting is a treasure when we’re applying make-up and trying to cover those pesky crow’s feet. How many times have you walked out of the bathroom with too much foundation, blush or eye shadow just because the lighting in the bathroom is not good enough? With proper accent lighting over the mirror focused on your face that will never happen again.

The greatest advantage to using them is that they don’t need a lot of energy and that in turn means you don’t have to spend a great deal to get the effect desired. Lately, I have noticed that it is much more elegant and intimate to use accent lighting in a room or space than the use of chandeliers; they are modern yet sophisticated and classy at the same time.

Before you decide to change your home or office visit some of the online stores which advertise and specialize in accent lighting; they will help you see and install where the lights will have most effect. Try it today and enjoy the numerous advantages of this magnificent invention.