By Becky Maury
What better way to lighten and brighten a room than with proper lighting and accessories. Not only does it have a tremendous effect on the appearance of a room, but lighting can also impact moods and emotions. Morning alertness, daytime weariness, and nighttime sleeplessness all have ties to circadian rhythms. Disruptions in circadian rhythms can be triggered by lighting and color temperature, so there are many reasons to get this element of your home on track. Okay, enough science talk…Let’s move on to the fun stuff!
I personally think of lighting and accessories as the jewelry of a room. We all know you can completely change the appearance of an outfit by simply adding jewelry. This is exactly what happens when you add beautiful lighting to a room! Lamps, sconces, and chandeliers come in different shapes, colors and sizes, giving you options in how you make a statement with them.
When working with the lighting in a home, think layering. There are three types of layers in home lighting. Ambient lighting is the first layer, which you can think of as general room lighting. This is the natural light from your windows and your overhead lights which come from chandeliers, wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, and track lighting.
The second layer of home lighting is task lighting. This is the light needed for performing tasks or activities at home. This could be for reading, studying, sewing, crafts, cooking or any kind of activity needing additional lighting. Of course, this includes table lamps, desk lamps, floor lamps, or reading lights and can have adjustable necks or precise placement in furniture.
The third layer of home lighting is accent lighting. This is one of my favorite layers because this layer can encompass mood lighting. It also can draw your eye away from something or highlight something to which you want to bring attention! In outdoor or patio space, accent lights on a fountain can highlight the simple beauty of water in motion. Lamps and chandeliers with dimmers, can fit in this category, along with the timeless light of candles.
At Palladio Home & Garden, we have a curated selection of lamps, sconces, chandeliers, fountains, and candles. Whether your tastes are formal, glam, eclectic, traditional, or rustic; we have something for each style that can help transform and brighten your home.
We’ve got your first layer of lighting covered with these gorgeous chandeliers and sconces! Whether you prefer formal, modern, or a beautiful rustic one, the selection is endless.
We definitely have the second layer covered with a huge selection of beautiful lamps! Take your pick. Just imagine what it could do for your room!
Now for the third layer! Set the mood with picture lights and candles. By all means, add dimmer switches for your chandeliers, pendant lights, and wall sconces.