Monday, October 16, 2017
- by Mike Croxall, president, Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga
Its hard to beat the great natural light of spring and summer, particularly in Chattanooga and throughout southeast Tennessee. But fall and winter do not have to be dark and gloomy. Take the opportunity to add interest, comfort and function to a room with lighting.
A lot of rooms are really a blank canvas when it comes to lighting. You may have recessed lights already installed, but not much more. The multitude of styles of lamps and fixtures give you the chance to set a specific tone for the room, in addition to helping tie together existing chairs and furniture. And bulb choice makes a big difference as well.
Lighting can be classified into three types:
Ambient lighting creates a base layer to establish the tone of the whole room.
Task lighting illuminates a certain area to address the rooms specific function.
Accent lighting draws attention to the decorative features that you love most.
Here are some ideas to help give you a little illumination inspiration for each room of your home.
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