Three ways to Use Accent Lighting

Accent lighting draws attention to a particular object, photograph, plant or piece of art. Accent lighting can be placed inside or outside and is used to draw a person’s attention to a specific point, object or space in your room.

Today, we are going to share with you three ideas on how to best use accent lighting inside (and outside) your home.

Feature a Photograph -- Especially an intricate or creative frame like this Uttermost “family tree” photo collage. Use accent light to highlight your family photographs and the frame itself. This would serve as a great focal point for almost any room.

Family Tree Photo Frame

Feature a tree or another landscaped area in your lawn.

One way to showcase an area of your lawn is to shoot accent light up from the ground. Light pointed upward will draw attention to a particular area of your yard and offer a grandiose feel to the outside of your home. Another way to light up a tree or landscaped area is by adding an outdoor light or sconce like this Z-Lite Outdoor Post light

Outdoor Lighting

Feature a shelving unit. Whether it’s built in to your wall or a freestanding unit, there are multiple ways you can light up your shelf space. Using recessed lighting for a unit that’s built into your wall is a great option. By featuring a shelving unit you’re able to highlight multiple pieces – photographs, sculptures, plants – any item you choose to place on your shelf! Installing accent light to into each level of this Bailey Street shelf will be sure to draw your attention to not only the unit, but the items on display too!

Wood Shelving Unit

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