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Creating A Stylish Ambience Through Lighting

living room with good lighting

The proper lighting can make or break your home. You may transform your room and create a stylish ambiance through lighting with a few easy adjustments. The best part is that you don't need costly equipment or much space to do it well!

However, they are what makes or breaks your ambiance. Choosing the right lights for your home doesn't always come down to how much you adore a specific shade or color, but how you want the lighting to affect your mood and set the tone.

Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect ambiance for your space.

Creating A Welcoming Mood

Bright and welcoming lights go a long way to make a room feel serene and peaceful. A dimmer switch on an overhead light is the best way to make a favorable impression so that you can adjust depending on the mood. Chandeliers, big lanterns, and recessed lighting are perfect welcoming additions to your living room to achieve this mood.

Emphasizing Pieces

Draw attention to the best pieces you have in your space. This could be an art piece, accent furniture, or anything interesting you would like to emphasize in the room. Use recessed or accent lighting to draw attention to and improve the look of a specific area or item.

Prioritizing Productivity

Studies show that having enough light while you work boosts productivity. Use task lighting where you do a lot of activities, such as in your kitchen, home offices, and so on. There should be both big, general sources of light, like a light fixture on the ceiling, and smaller, task-specific sources—like lights on your desk, under cabinets, and above sinks.

Dimming For Intimacy

Instead of relying on one bright light fixture in the ceiling, spread the light from several lamps around the room. You can easily change the mood of any room by adding recessed lights to the ceiling and a dimmer switch. When the lights are turned down, it makes the room feel cozy and intimate.

Playing with Natural Light

Intense light gives the impression of heat, making people uncomfortable. The natural light from a lamp or the sun makes people feel better about themselves and more interested in their surroundings. Use the natural light that comes through your windows to bring the energizing effects of the sun inside or at lamps to add soft light at nighttime.

Many people will make the mistake of thinking that lighting can only be used to illuminate a space, but that is not the case. When it comes to lighting your home, the ambiance is everything. As soon as you walk into a room, the lighting can immediately impact how it makes you feel.

Find out how you can make your space perfectly illuminated with JCVA! Email us at or visit to learn more about our services.


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