You’ve got beautiful furniture, the perfect couch, a wonderful throw, and pillows that add the perfect amount of flair. But it still feels like something is missing. Does this sound familiar? Lighting is one of the most important elements in a room, and often the most overlooked. An overhead light fills the room with direct lighting and often, we forget that adding other lighting options can make a space feel more complete.
There are two different types of lighting: task and mood. Task lighting is direct and bright. Simply put, its purpose is to illuminate the room so that you can see what you are doing. Mood lighting is indirect and subtle. It creates a soft glow in a small space and contributes to the overall feel of the room while still highlighting a room’s important features.
When it comes to attractively lighting a room, there are two things to remember: use lighting where you need it and keep it balanced.