After you have decided on the particular style that will match the overall decor of the place you wish to install wall lighting, you will want to consider how many lights each fixture will support. You can start at one light per fixture and work your way up from there.
Ambient Lighting - For those not a 100% sure on what this type of lighting actually involves, it simply provides an area or room with general illumination. In terms of wall lights for an ambient effect, if the room has high ceilings you can install sconces high up on the wall. Regardless of whether you utilize wall sconces or ceiling ones, good ambient illumination should not be harsh but should still flood the room with enough brightness that you are able to see and move around.
Getting back to the styles of wall lighting available to you, you have American, Art Deco, Arts & Crafts/Mission, Asian, Casual, Classic, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Crystal, Eclectic, European, Industrial, Iron & Rustic, Modern, Neoclassical, Oriental, Period/Decor Specific, Retro, Safari, Tiffany, Traditional, Transitional and Tropical, just to name quite a few of these wall lighting works of art.
Task lighting is brighter lights positioned in areas where specific tasks will be undertaken that require clear vision. This could be in the form of a reading lamp, or spotlighting above kitchen worktops. Also providing additional light to a specific area is accent lighting. These are lights that highlight a particular feature in the room, such as a painting on the wall and making it a focal point. Accent lighting can help to distract the eye away from less desirable areas in the space too!
Each room that you decorate has a certain style or theme that you created by the type of flooring, furniture, window treatments, art on the walls, table tops and shelving. Whether you knew it at the time you started to put the room together or it fell into place over time. You gave the room a personality and with that personality you have expressed the type of surroundings that make you feel comfortable.
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