The family room is often the hub for life in the home.
when it comes to lighting, you want options that do it all:
general lighting for entertaining and watching television; task lighting for reading or hobbies; and accent lighting for artwork and architectural features.
If you use Ambient Lighting techniques, you might want to consider:
For a Task Lighting effect, you might want to consider:
If you prefer Accent Lighting, may we suggest:
Some Great Tips From Kichler Include:
Emphasize fireplaces with recessed downlights.
Reading requires task lighting that comes from behind the reader's shoulder. Keep the bottom of the shade at eye level to avoid glare.
Paintings can be highlighted with low-voltage, halogen picture lights. These frame-mounted lights spread a beam of bright, white light across the face of the painting.
Accent glass shelves and glassware with two recessed adjustable fixtures.
TV, video games and computers require low-level general lighting that does not wash out the screen's image. Install miniature track lighting under shelves to provide both general and accent lighting. Choose from accent spots, mini-lights, and compact or linear fluorescent light sources.
Entertainment centers can be emphasized and spotlighted with LED linear lighting. Light behind the oversized flat-screen will add interest to a dark area when the TV is not in use.
Step Accent lighting can add navigational safety when the space is used as a home movie theatre and regular lights are switched off.