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Lighting always plays an important aspect in any home while designing a home. When decorating, people usually focus on furniture, carpentry and walls, but lights almost come as a last priority. Lighting enhances the aesthetic appeal and creates the mood and ambiance of a living space. Lighting fixtures add style to the décor of a home. Small windows, dark hallways and dimmed lights often have a negative impact on the mood of the people living in the house. Natural lighting is very important, so choose a home with large windows and lots of natural light. If that is not an option, look for ways to compensate for it by placing mirrors on walls opposite to windows, so that they’d reflect daylight and create a brighter home. Another option is to choose good lighting fixtures, placed in the right spots, it can make any home look radiant! Always ensure that your lighting suits the furniture in your home. There are three different types of lighting essentially. Ambient lighting: This type of lighting is intended to light up a room entirely. Ambient lighting bounces of the walls and illuminates as much of the space possible. Chandeliers are an example of ambient lighting and have an evergreen trend about them and will never be out of fashion. If you like classic, traditional décor, look for old-fashioned chandeliers. They add a dash of elegance to a home. Recessed lights are good for all types of apartments, they are minimalistic and fancy, vintage and cozy. Modern furniture goes well with elaborate, ornate lamps. Some other examples of ambient lighting would be table lamps, wall mounted fixtures, track lights and ceiling mounted fixtures. Track lights are hung from the ceiling, the adjustable necks and lamps can be pointed at specific elements, such as a wall painting, the vase of flowers on an entryway table or the bar top or kitchen island. Task Lighting: Task lighting basically illuminates the tasks a person carries out in a given space such as reading, cooking or computer work. They are smaller and more concentrated light source. Task lighting helps stimulate your brain naturally. Most offices choose to go for task lighting in their offices, this type of lighting would do well in an office or study room. If you have a low-lit room with a swing arm lamp turned on over your desk, the light over the desk surface will be more effective with less glare or shadow-effect than if the entire room was lit with a brighter light. Some examples of task lighting are pendant lighting, portable or desk lamp and under cabinet lighting. Pendants are great because they can be placed in a lot of areas and can hang directly above work spaces. Accent Lighting: Accent lighting is also a very concentrated light with the intention of drawing the eye to its focal point. Accent lights add sophistication and drama to your home! They help illuminate display pieces on open shelves or racks while shadowing the dull areas. People use accenting for wall washing, artwork, bookcase displays etc. Some examples of accent lighting would be spot lights, wall lights and recessed lights. Without proper lighting interior architecture cannot be experienced to their maximum potential. Good lighting assures a warm, inviting and functional atmosphere in your home. Hence selection of proper lighting is the key element in interior design as it enhances everything in a room starting with the furniture, flooring, fittings to the finishes and textures.