Lighting Trends: Combining Art and Light

Within the spaces of your home, the clever combination of light and art allows you to create a special atmosphere – from joyful and bright to tranquil and calming. Unique pairings of light and art can make your home the perfect reflection of your style.

Begin by taking a fresh look at your artwork and deciding whether some of the pieces would look better in different rooms. Well-placed art provides a sense of balance and interest, so carefully consider placement.

Abstract art is the perfect focal point when a room calls for a dramatic, oversize piece. Showcased by bright overhead lights, abstract art can make the room feel spacious and lively. Avoid having multiple focal points, as they can compete for attention, and take advantage of the natural light in larger rooms.

Ambient (also called general) lighting can create a relaxing and calming environment. “White” light bulbs range in hue from warm yellow to cooler blue. The light bulbs you choose for table lamps, pendants and floor lamps can be used in a variety of ways to draw attention to artwork throughout your home.

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