Wanting to update your home to feel more luxurious without breaking the bank? There is perhaps no easier way to transform your home than the addition of accent lighting! However, if you’ve never played with accent lighting (or maybe never even heard of it) it can be tough to know where to start.
Fortunately for you, we’re here to break down 5 easy and affordable accent lighting options you need to consider. Read on to find out how you can make your home even more beautiful through accent lighting.
1. Embracing Natural Lighting
It may not seem obvious at first, but before you start planning any additional accent lighting, you probably want to consider what kind of natural lighting you already have.
If your home already feels somewhat dim in full daylight, accent lighting probably won’t brighten the space as much as it could. Consider opening up those curtains and find ways to bring as much outdoor light into your home as possible.
2. Eye-Catching Lamps
One of the easiest ways to play around with lighting in your home is with a stylish lamp. Lamps can be very inexpensive, customizable, and easy to install.
Consider the space that you want to place the lamp so you can choose a style accordingly. As always, don’t forget to install energy-efficient bulbs to cut down on energy costs.
3. Dimmers for Energy Efficiency
Another way to both cut energy costs and play around with home lighting options is to install dimmers on your light sources. You can apply dimmers to anything, from petite lamps to grand chandeliers.
Once properly installed, a dimmer will save on electricity costs in the long run (and prolong the life of your bulbs).
4. Incorporating Backlighting or Uplighting
Another simple form of accent lighting with a huge payoff is backlighting and uplighting. Placing a small light below or behind another object (like an accent wall, piece of art, or mirror) adds a layer of drama and glamour to the space.
This kind of lighting may take a bit of extra planning, but it makes a big difference without having to dramatically increase energy costs.
5. Layered Lighting
In order to maximize your lighting options, it’s a good idea to layer your lighting in any space. When you layer your lighting, you have the option of installing smaller fixtures and reducing your bulb wattage so the lighting fixtures don’t overpower one another.
Check out the link here for more information on how you can layer lighting in your home.
Making Accent Lighting Work For You
Accent lighting may add a couple of extra steps to your home decoration process, but it can be very worth the time and effort. It might even save you some money in energy costs in the long run.
Feel free to play around with one of these, a few, or even all of these options we’ve listed depending on your home and needs.
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