How to light your home : an essential guide

Effective use of lighting is a powerful tool that can set the mood of a home. There are four main types of lighting that are used in a home: General Ambient, Task, Accent and Decorative Lighting.

  1. General Ambient lighting - Refers to the rooms main light. It is the natural lights from your window as well as the lighting substitutes for natural light. How many lights you will need for your home will depend on the size of your home and how bright you would like your home to be. Ambient lighting will predominantly be downlights. Shop our Downlight Range

  2. Task Lighting - Refers to lights that are focused on certain areas that require more light. It is the light you need to perform tasks. Such as while you are reading, studying, applying makeup and cooking.

  3. Accent Lighting - Refers to mood lighting, influencing mood, and is used to highlight certain areas of your home or hid away features that aren’t as pleasing. Consider highlighting beautiful pieces of furniture or artwork.

  4. Decorative Lighting - Refers to visual appeal. Decorative light can be used to add to the visual appeal of a room and much less focused on illuminated the room, but rather making the room beautiful. Pendants are the perfect way to inject some style to your room or a fantastic way to update any room in your house. Shop our Pendant Range