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Illuminating Ideas

When illuminating your home's interior, you can choose among ambient, accent and task lighting.

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quarter sphere wall lamp is ambient lighting
Photo 4 of 4Consider using wall lights for ambient lighting too.

Wall Lights(4 of 4)

Wall lights are available as

  • Shaded lamps,
  • Quarter-spheres, seen here,
  • Quarter-sphere sconces,
    or
  • Other sconces.
    To accent pictures, try picture lights directly attached to or immediately behind the frame. Picture lights should be at least three times brighter than standard lights.
    Track lighting works well for task lighting and accent lighting. The lights are simple to install and can be repositioned easily.

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