Accent and spotlights can be added to stage favorite artwork; they can also be used to create a specific mood, or supplement existing lighting to bring a room out of the shadows. Read more +
For your favorite works of art, choose a spotlight to hang on the ceiling above the piece, pointing it at a 30-degree angle to start. Increase or decrease the angle by five degrees, depending on the size of the work you want to highlight. (For each piece, use low-wattage bulbs to prevent fading or other potential damage — if you feel heat when your hand is placed near the item you are displaying, move the light farther away.)
Accent lighting isn’t just for wall art. With the right light, you can see sculpture and pottery with a new level of detail. A small spotlight pointed upward can create a unique, interesting display for any three-dimensional art.
Accent lights and spotlights are also perfect for smaller rooms — the specific light they provide expands corners and, with the use of soft bulbs, create the appearance of a much larger room. (Considering a chandelier? Ponder installing one that uses both an uplight and downlight to create a larger sense of space, and to provide flexibility for a room with multiple uses.)
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