Lighting for the Seasons with Walden Interiors

Lighting for the Seasons with Walden Interiors

Lighting for the Seasons

Functionality is important in designing a room. Lighting is key to creating a warm and inviting space, especially here in the northeast when it starts getting dark at four in the afternoon! Lighting’s job is to work with the changing of seasons as well with the space you have created. If you can’t see what you’ve invested your time and money into, you won’t be able to appreciate and enjoy. The goal is to have your lighting complete the design of your home while being functional and beautiful.

graphic to show different lighting temperatures

Choosing the correct lightbulbs can make all the difference in the mood of a room ©️ American Green Lights

Proper lighting becomes even more necessary as we move into fall and winter and the sun leaves our lives. There are three main types of lighting that serve their own purpose in a space. Although it may not seem confusing, it can be complicated when trying to make the lighting work with each aspect of your space.

In this blog post, I am going to break down the three types of lighting.  I’ll also give you some fun and functional examples that you can use in your own home.

living room with skylight

Using ambient lighting creates a space that is welcoming and well lit. ©️Walden Interiors

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the general overall lighting that illuminates a room with the intention to create a uniform level light throughout. Whenever I walk into a dark room, the first thing I go for is a light switch.

Having to search for a lamp in the dark when my arms are full just spells disaster! When you step into a room and flip a switch, it should trigger a large wash of light for you to move around comfortably and easily! Some common examples of ambient lighting are ceiling lights, chandeliers, and recessed lighting.

Make sure to plan ahead and talk to your interior designer, because incorporating ambient light often involves having special wiring and design plans beforehand.

Task Lighting!

This light targets a specific area and serves a unique function. You can usually find this type of lighting as a lamp on a desk or as under counter lighting for cooking. Incorporating this type of lighting into your home can seem tedious but it really does improve the overall functioning of your room!

lamp in living room for small tasks

Lamps are a great example of task lighting. They can make specific tasks easier, like reading, and add an interesting design element to a space. ©️Walden Interiors

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is the final type of lighting I am going to talk about today. It is the jewelry of lighting as it serves to focus the attention on an interesting design piece. For example, you might want to light up your favorite painting or sculpture. This type of lighting is precise and direct. It should have the capability to be manipulated on a single object or area.

As you can see lighting is crucial to bringing together your design as it adds functionality and ambiance to your home. By working with an interior designer, you can plan ahead and chose the right lighting design for your home. At Walden Interiors, we know lighting is key to helping our clients achieve the look they want!

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We cannot wait to help you LIGHT up your home!

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