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How to buy an Accent
Discover the secret your
designer may not want you to know about: artwork looks
100% better with a little accent light focused on it.
the correct kind of lamp, what used to be an overlooked piece
your living area is transformed to become the central point.
subtle light that such lamps emit is perfect in highlighting
objects or focal areas in the room.
Besides just providing a beam of focal light, accent lamps can
also look pretty as decorative pieces. Most of them come with
decorative details so they already serve as a
piece of decor to add beauty to your space. You just have
to pick the right one for you specific need and purpose and you
should be good to go.
3 Main Considerations in Shopping for
Aside from emphasizing a certain object or area in your
space, accent lamps can also set the mood of the room. This
depend on the design as well as the kind of light that it
Here are three tips to help you narrow down your choices when
shopping for accent lamps.
Just like all the other lamps, accent lamps come in a wide
array of colors and styles. In considering this aspect, you
need to come up with a strong statement of your individual
style. You can mix and match the style to create something
that is uniquely your own, whatever your preferences
You might think that any wattage will do since you will only
be using it more of a decoration rather than a functional
piece. However, you also need to ensure that the lamp emits
adequate amounts of light, particularly if you are planning
to highlight a particular object.
This aspect is especially important if you will use the lamp
as a piece of décor. Choosing something that is too
small might overpower all the other elements in the room. On
the other hand, purchasing something that is too small might
defeat the purpose of having an accent lamp in the first
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3 Most Common Accent Lighting
There might be so many kinds of accent lighting in the
today but three of them have stood out from among the growing
- Accent Track
Lighting. This is considered to be the most
flexible among all the other kinds. These lights can be
positioned practically anywhere and them manipulated so that
it is aimed in the desired direction. This can used along
with other light sources such as lamps and sconces.
- Accent Recessed
Lighting. Such lighting fixture blends into its
surroundings. They are mostly installed in areas where they
are somehow hidden such as under cabinets, within
bookshelves, or in ceilings.
Accent Lighting. These lights are directly attached
wall or other similar surface. They can also be positioned
above or below the frame of a hanging.
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Accent lighting is not only something that can be used
the confines of your home. There are outdoor light fixtures
can be used outdoors and help accent plants and statues or even
just set the mood of the environment. Here are some forms:
- Halogen Accent
Lights. These emit a strong and while light, making
it a good fixture to highlight or spotlight objects.
- Accent Fiber
Optics. They are the ones that are perfect for
illuminating paths and stairs as well as water features like
pools and ponds.
- Accent Metal
Halides. These let out a soft glow of light which
makes them sufficient to light small areas in a subtle
- Accent LED
Lights. These are energy-sufficient and
longer-lasting, two of the top reasons they have grown to be
favored above all the others. They are also flexible in
various lighting situations and fixtures.
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5 Accent Lighting Trends for
Trends come and go. Accent lights are no exception. This
year, the in vogue lighting fixtures are those that meet
consumer demands of functionality and aesthetics.
- Simplicity Accent Lighting.
With the current economy, homeowners are choosing quality
above quantity. As a result, lighting designs take on a much
simplified style with gentle curving frames, handcrafted
accents, and etched glass shades.
Finishes Accent Lighting. The calm and cool look of
metals is very
popular in today’s interior designs. The most popular are
nickel and bronze.
This year’s lights are both pleasing and flexible. One of
the innovations geared for this trend is the wall or ceiling
- Energy-Efficient Accent Lighting.
Lighting makes up 11 percent of an average American family’s
energy consumption, giving way to energy-efficient
- Layered Accent Lighting.
The use of layers gives the space a warm and inviting feel.
Dimmers are becoming more and more popular as homeowners
enjoy the benefits of being able to control light
than just a piece of décor; it
brings about so many benefits. It can highlight your favorite
piece without the need to spend too much for all other fancy
lighting; it can allow you to showcase your individuality by
choosing looks and designs that reflect you and your style; and
finally, sets the mood of any room in the way that you exactly
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