How To Choose The Best Accent Lighting For Your Home

Date Published: October 23rd, 2020

We all know that the home is a reflection of ourselves. From the decor to the atmosphere, how we choose to decorate can really say a lot about us. So, it’s important to get it right. One of the most overlooked aspects of the home is in the lighting, and the wrong bulb or fixture can really ruin a space. Below is our guide to accent lighting, and how you can completely change the look of your room by simply adding some simple ambience. 

What is accent lighting?

Accent lighting is lighting that highlights a particular space or object. Often used for highlighting art or other collectable items, they draw the eye to something you want to be noticed

Common accent lighting includes wall sconces, track lighting or recessed lights. To put it simply, they’re secondary lights in a room next to pendant lights for instance and can help bring more atmosphere to a room thanks to their ambience. 

For art and photography

If you’d like to show off or highlight your art collection, then choosing an accent light is the best option for you. At Light Supplier, we offer an LED picture light that blends with any decor. Available in brass or nickel, this light is ideal for bringing a regal atmosphere to your room. It can be used for both highlighting art or photography and is a sophisticated and practical accent lighting option.

8 Watt Fixed LED Picture Light

8 Watt Fixed LED Picture Light - Price: £70.38

For Collectibles 

Do you have collectables that you’d like to show off? If you house your items in a display case, then choosing display lighting is the perfect choice for you. Display lighting can range from recessed lighting to built-in shelf lighting, so choosing the right option for your needs can be tricky. If you collect larger singular items, then a built-in LED shelf could be best. However, if you collect a larger amount of smaller lighting, then installing recessed lighting or strip lighting into your display cabinets might be the best option for you. 

Hafele Loox 350mA LED Stack Cabinet Display Light

Hafele Loox 350mA LED Stack Cabinet Display Light - Price From: £8.84

For atmosphere 

Simply looking for something that brings the room together? Accent lighting can be used in practical ways, however, it can also be utilised to simply draw a room together using atmospheric lighting. This can be done by using sconces or under cabinet lighting in order to draw the eye into usually dim-lit spaces. When it comes to under cabinet lighting, you can install them in ways that highlight the countertop or workspaces in order to bring a practical element to your lighting choices. 

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