Accent Lighting Techniques




Article by: Ashton Harr

4 techniques to highlight the color , Furniture to Dress Up Your Office of your furnishings, artwork, plants, , Wallpaper Borders wall , Door Hardware - Have You Got A Handle On It? hangings, and wall , Make the Best Out of Your Home Renovation textures.

1) Silhouetting: Place , Make the Best Out of Your Home Renovation a floor , Buying Carpet : 10 Tips That Works For You spotlight with a broad-beamed bulb , Decorating a Romantic Room behind a sculpture or plant, , Decorating a Romantic Room one foot from the wall , Stone Bathtubs: An Alluring Idea pointing straight up on the wall. , Decorate Your Kitchen Cheaply This provides backlighting for a silhouette effect, particularly effective on bronze sculptures, bonsai, , The Versatility Of An Air Mattress - Affordable And Alternative Sleep Solutions and dense plants. , Wallpaper Borders

2) Shadowing: Place , Antler Chandeliers a plant , Curtain Fabric light inside , Feng Shui in Colours the plant , Dining Room Furniture just behind the trunk pointing straight up to throw leafy shadows on the ceiling or put the light , Give Your Window a Makeover 3' in front of the foliage to see shadows on the wall. , Using Less to Create the Feel of More This uplighting technique is most effective with sparsely foliated plants , Toilet Seats and unique branching patterns.

3) Moonlighting: This effect is achieved using recessed lights , Buying Carpet : 10 Tips That Works For You in the ceiling with soft incandescent reflector bulbs , The Secret Health Benefits Of A Nature Poster shining down through plant , Buying Carpet : 10 Tips That Works For You leaves sprinkling shadow patterns on the walls , Custom Flower Arrangements - Your Choice or floor. , Decorate Your Kitchen Cheaply Incandescent lighting (regular household bulbs , Bedroom Furniture and PAR bulbs) brings out reds and yellows while halogen lighting (PAR bulbs) will intensify blues , The Benefits of Digital Scales and purples.

4) Grazing: This technique is used to bring out the texture of an interesting wall , Decorate Your Kitchen Cheaply such as stone, , Bathtubs: An Alluring Idea silk, or flocked wallpaper. Place , Couch Slipcovers - An Easy Way to Give Old Furniture a Stylish New Image! the light , Search ing Fixtures Online for Ideas and to Save Money source 2-3 inches from the wall , Decorating With Bamboo Room Dividers surface, pointing straight up. A series or floor , Smarten Your Interiors uplights can create a "scallop" effect along the wall. , Bedroom Benches - The Ease of Decorating With Them

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Ashton Harrison has a bachelor of science degree from UVA and a masters in business administration from the University of Richmond. Ashton was the V.P. of Operations for This End Up Furniture , The Benefits of Digital Scales before opening the first Shades of Light , Futon Slip Covers Protect While Adding A Decorative Designer's Touch! retail store in 1986. She started Shades of Light , Cork Flooring national catalog operation in 1995 and launched the Shades of Light , Cork Flooring web site in 1997. Shades of Light , Bedroom Benches - The Ease of Decorating With Them specializes in the highest quality lighting, lamp shades, chandeliers, rugs, , Smarten Your Interiors and curtains for every lifestyle. For more information , Buying Carpet : 10 Tips That Works For You please visit the Shades of Light , Buying Carpet : 10 Tips That Works For You web site and sign up for a free indoor , Skylights lighting catalog.

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