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The Benefits of Layered Lighting in a Home’s Design

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Bring Beauty and Intrigue to Your Home with the Right Lighting Design

Lighting is one of the most important design elements in your home. For some, that’s a surprising statement. After all, we usually spend much more time picking out our furniture, color scheme and window coverings.

But what would our Zionsville, IN, home look like without the right lighting design? How would we feel without the natural light peering through our windows and the diffuse ambient light that filters through our room? What about the task lighting that creates the perfect space for us to perform life's many activities?

When designed correctly, lighting sets the mood and provides the proper illumination for every anticipated activity and desired ambiance. This requires a deep knowledge of layered lighting and how the many fixtures, colors, and temperatures work together to create spaces that appear to illuminate from within.

Let’s explore the different aspects of layered lighting and how it affects your home.

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What Is Layered Lighting?

Layered lighting involves combining different types of light to to your space. Think of it like a painting where different layers create the texture that can bring a canvas to life. The various layers of light that bring your home to life include ambient, task, and accent lighting. 

  • Ambient Lighting: Ambient lighting creates the first layer of light, illuminating a room with a soft wash of light and setting the mood. This may come from ceiling, wall, or floor lighting in the form of pendants, upward-facing wall sconces, recessed cove lighting, and many more. Daylighting is also an aspect of ambient lighting.
  • Task Lighting: This second layer of lights focuses on the spaces where you perform your daily activities, such as cooking, reading, and writing. While many think of task lighting as the workhorse in lighting design, it’s a key element that can be both beautiful and functional.
  • Accent Lighting: The third lighting layer highlights your treasured art collection and stand-out architectural features. This may include uplighting a fireplace or backlighting a bookcase—it's the light that brings magic to a room. 

Integrated with Home Automation

Today’s home automation makes controlling your lighting effortless. These systems can adjust your light throughout the day based on the amount of natural light in a room. One tap on a touchscreen or in-wall keypad can set a particular mood. 

For example, we can program a “Relaxation” button that creates a relaxing atmosphere by adjusting the temperature and hue of every light in your home and outdoor spaces. With today's dynamic full-spectrum lighting, you have millions of colors of light to create the mood for downtime, parties, dinners, games, and movie nights. 

At Premier Group, the first step in lighting design is to take a detailed account of a homeowner’s vision and how they’ll use the spaces in their home. Then, we set about creating a space that offers beauty, elegance, functionality, and effortless control. To learn more about lighting design or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Premier Group today. 

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