Lighting is a form of artwork through illumination. It is one of the most important items on any designer’s checklist.  A room can come alive to scream happy birthday or whisper rest and relaxation all with the right glow.

The options are a endless. Take your pick from spotlights that shine bright on a dramatic A-frame ceiling to intimate reading corners rich with a round floor lamp or a hanging pendant allowing a shimmery wallpaper to dance in a small bathroom.

Proper lighting defines a space, adds depth and influences the mood of a room.

  • Ambient Lighting: Light that comes from all directions can be supplied by recessed lights, chandeliers, floor lamps or other ceiling fixtures.
  • Accent Lighting: Provides interest or drama to a room through up lights or spotlights.
  • Task Lighting: Practical lighting for areas used for daily activities such as reading, cooking and sewing. Achieved through under cabinet lights for a kitchen or table lamps.
  • Aesthetic Lighting: Purely decorative.
  • Natural Light: A room can be arranged to optimize the position of the sun throughout the day.

Any room can be upgraded to spectacular by incorporating the right light.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

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