An accent lamp is a smaller lamp which serves to softly light a small area. An accent light might be more decorative, where the light is used to illuminate the parts of the lamp. Usually the brightness of the bulb is lower, producing a softer atmosphere. They can work well as a night light and help you to relax in gentle comfort. Place them on a shelf or mantel, in a window, on top of furniture or near the bedside. Beautiful accent lamps also make for a great gift.
Accent lighting adds a smaller light to one area of a room. An accent lamp is usually of limited brightness and can be used as a night-light. It can add a soft glow to a local area, and can often be placed on a shelf or mantel, in a window or on top of furniture. Accent lights are often decorative.
Since they're fairly small, accent lamps work well in most rooms. Suitable or living/family rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, home office, guest room, basement, even in the kitchen or hallway. Some may be placed on a side table, shelf, mantel or buffet, or even in a window.