Lighting is a critical element in a home’s design. It adds another dimension, accentuates your home’s best features, and sets the perfect stage for life’s daily tasks and activities. With the right lighting, you can create spaces of incredible beauty and even enhance your well-being.
Creating layers of light is the secret, and home lighting automation makes managing this lighting effortless. As the internationally recognized interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard said, “Lighting is everything. It creates atmosphere, drama, and intrigue in a room.”
Let’s explore the makings of beautiful lighting and how it’s transforming homes in Westport, CT.
Just as designers use textures and colors to create visually interesting spaces, the same approach is used in lighting. Layered lighting incorporates ambient, accent, and task lighting to create a visually comfortable and harmonious space.
Ambient lighting illuminates a room and may consist of downlights, wall washing, pendants, and cove lighting. Natural light is also a component of ambient lighting. The sun’s rays bring beauty and warmth and can even improve our moods. When integrating motorized shades, this form of lighting can be easily controlled, raising or lowering the shades with one touch or voice commands.
Task lighting enhances the functionality of a space. For example, in the kitchen, it might illuminate cooking and prepping areas. In an office, it shines light on the workspace.
Accent lighting enhances the other two layers and ties the space together, highlighting your home’s best architectural elements and artwork. Accented features may include fine art, columns, and even floral arrangements. Some fixtures used in this type of lighting include track lighting, picture lights, wall sconces, recessed lighting, and directional luminaries.
One of our partners in home automation, Control4, came out with the Vibrant Linear Lighting system in 2022. These LED strips add an accent layer of lighting that hides the source while illuminating spaces in splashes of color, from vibrant amethyst to soft golden pastels.
When integrated with your Control4 home automation platform, you can change your lighting to set the mood for any occasion. We’ll program scenes for your many activities, such as dining, entertaining, relaxation, and movie night. Then, you simply tap the corresponding button on an in-wall keypad or designated touch screen. And just like that, your lights transform, your blinds adjust, and the music or TVs turn on. In a customized smart home, you're only limited by your imagination.
At Digital Home Systems, we combine great lighting design and home automation, creating spaces of beauty, warmth, and intrigue. To learn about home lighting automation and design or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Digital Home Systems today.
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