8 Incredible Accent Lighting Ideas

Accent lighting can be used in many ways to provide a splendid atmosphere for your house. Many people consider accent lighting as just a tool restricted to just several functions. These 8 accent lighting ideas will surely help you in determining the right kind of splendid designs for your house.

However, this is not always the case. Accent lighting can be used to create stunning interior designs which can change the entire look of the house, keeping in mind the hidden energy of this type of lighting and that it can be harnessed.

No.1: Have room for trying different designs: 

Whilst it’s important to keep in mind the margin for error, it’s imperative that you open up your mind to easily conceive different layouts regarding the design of your room. Accent lighting can be fun and can create charming effects once you get to know about the hidden areas of the room where they could easily fit. 

 The purpose is not to install maximum lighting which can do more harm than good. In fact, the essential requirement for a good design is the right placement of accent lighting. Additionally,  seeing the pictures below you can easily identify the difference accent lighting creates:

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No.2: Keep it real

For instance, to maximize the effect of accent lighting, it is important that you allow the flow of sunlight into your house. Accent lighting, in my opinion,must be installed in such a way that it fulfills its purpose of beautifying the house.

This can be achieved by installing wall sconces, led bulbs, and torchiere floor lamps in a limited number but make sure that they don’t block the natural sunlight coming into the room.  

No.3: Use LED Bulbs

The LED bulbs can be used in the form of downlights to highlight certain prospect of a room. In addition to this, the low voltage LED bulbs are also energy efficient which means you can keep them switched on for as long as you like.

No.4: Highlight what you like 

By using LED downlights, you must focus the incoming light towards that object that you highly prefer to be seen. The special feature accent lights come with is their light focusing ability. If you use them to highlight the right objects, you will notice a warm change in atmosphere.

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No.5: Track lighting saves time!

If you are looking to install several lights at once but you don’t have time for that, well, think again!

Track lighting is used when you are looking to install lights on a continuous running platform. Therefore, this not only saves time but allows you to install several lights at once.

No.6: Avoid Excessive Brightness

The brightness of a room can directly affect the mood of a person. The brightness must be adjusted in proportion with the natural light coming into the room. It must not exceed the required limit of maximum light in the room.

No.7: Hang Beautiful Pictures on the Wall

Firstly, pictures are a great way of enhancing the beauty of the house. Paintings of wonderful scenery, mountains, and birds are ideally used and highlighted by the use of accent lighting. Secondly, use an ‘8×10’ frame size if you wish to hang more than 1 picture on your wall.

No.8: Accent Lighting is becoming contemporary

Accent lighting is the hottest to become product in the market. This means that it will come in a vast variety of shapes, styles and sizes.

The LED bulbs add to the face value of accent lighting when they reduce power losses and serve as a catalyst in the maintenance of a sustainable environment.Make sure you make the most out of  little components of accent lighting.

No.9 Add some charm

If you ever get the feeling that your house’s ambience is not giving you the right ecstatic vibes, try switching over to mood lighting.

It contains a string of small LED lights having a length of up to 30 cm or more. Most importantly, the best part of this type of lighting is that you can choose the colour of your choice and add warmth into your room.

Several lights being attached to a long chain also means that the installation of these lights can be done in several minutes.

All you have to do is elongate the chain of lights and then place them behind the ceilings of your room. See the picture below:

To get an in-depth understanding of the utilization of mood lighting, it is imperative for you to watch this video: