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Creating the Perfect Ambiance with Lighting

October 24, 20232 min read

The lighting in any room has a profound impact on the overall mood and ambiance. Here are some tips from our residential electricians on using lighting to set the perfect tone in your home:

Layer the Lighting

For cozy, inviting spaces, layer your lighting. Accent and task lighting from sources like table lamps, sconces and track lights supplement the overall ambient lighting. This provides depth and dimension.

Use Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches allow you to adjust the light level and create the right ambiance for any activity or occasion. Keep lights brighter for tasks like cooking, then dim for relaxing TV time or a romantic dinner.

Try New Bulb Colors

Experiment with bulb colors to set different moods. Cool white or daylight bulbs help energize a space. Soft white and warm bulbs (2700K-3000K) give off a relaxing glow perfect for bedrooms.

Highlight Architectural Details

Use accent lighting to showcase beautiful architectural features. Try uplighting to make a tall ceiling glow or sconces to frame an ornate fireplace surround.

Play With Lighting Angles

Adjust fixture angles and positions for dramatic effects. Bounce light off the ceiling for soft, indirect lighting. Try backlighting objects to silhouette them. Uplighting creates an elegant look.

Add Portable Lighting

Portable lighting like table and floor lamps allows you to modify lighting for any situation. Move them around to highlight what you want depending on the occasion or time of day.

Control the Light Levels

Use smart bulbs and advanced dimmer switches that offer a wide range of light levels. Slowly dim lights to transition to the evening or create a candlelit dining ambiance.

With the right combination of layered, adjustable and stylish lighting, you can set a stunning mood in any space. Get creative and let lighting help you tell a unique story in each room. Need help? Our Monmouth County electricians can give you some ideas and a quote.

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