The type of lighting you use in your home presents the entire aesthetic. Whether you prioritize a space for entertaining or as a home office, lighting makes a huge difference.

More than function, what is the style of your home? No detail in interior design is trivial, as the slightest of changes can make a big difference.

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The three main types of lighting styles are ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. We’ve broken down each one to help decide what is best for you.

1. Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting provides enough light for daily use. Energy efficient bulbs are effective for this type of light, also known as general lighting. The most common fixtures to use this type of light are overhead and lamps, which can also be used for task lighting.

2. Task Lighting

Like the name reads, this lighting is meant to help complete tasks and work, such as the lamp on a desk or under cabinet lighting (think refrigerator and oven lights, as well ). This type of lighting helps you to be detail oriented, and is helpful to have a feature to help adjust brightness.

3. Accent Lighting

Whether to emphasize art or highlight a specific part of your home, accent lighting is used for contouring. It can also be placed of shelves or a bookcase. Since LEDs emit no UV light and minimal heat, they are the best choice for safely lighting artwork or adding picture lighting. Since it is used to draw attention, a skilled use of accent lighting will be properly angled and create a spotlight. No need to draw the curtains, just flip the switch to end the show.