dreamstime_xxl_10919015When it comes to lighting your home, it’s understood that a majority of the lights will be found on the ceiling. These fixtures provide light for the entire space, for specific tasks done within the room, and as accents for decorations and artwork. However, your home lighting should also be able to define the look and feel of a room, and create the desired aesthetic. A small room with only one ceiling light can feel cramped, especially if the walls are a darker color. By adding more lights and concentrating them on both the ceiling and the floor, you can make a room feel larger, taller, and more inviting.

Upward Focused Light

Depending on the height and color of your ceiling, focusing light upward can make it seem it taller and broader. If you have a vaulted ceiling in your living room, consider adding directional lights, which can be pointed upward to highlight the design and architecture of the ceiling. Creating depth will give the room more character and make it seem larger than it actually is.

Downward Focused Light

Lights that are focused on the floors in your home can eliminate any dark corners or edges of a room, and help better define a specific space. Your main ceiling light might not reach every edge and corner, and downward focused lamps and other fixtures can add to the depth that creates the perfect aesthetic for the room.

If you’re hoping to make a small room feel bigger, or highlight the design and architecture of the larger rooms in your home, come to Accent Lighting in Wichita today for the best lighting options.

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