A linear light source concealed on top of a canopy bed gives lovely ambient light without a visible source
3. Hide anambientlighting source above an armoire or bookcase 4.
Install lighting in a skylight well--for light that seems to be daylighteven at night!
5. Tray ceilings lend themselves very well to cove lighting details 6.
The task lighting illuminates the counters very well
The ambient light softly gives another layer to fill in the room
7. Kitchen cove lighting
Using cove lighting above a kitchen cabinet, with a fascia and linear light source
Here is an example of cove lighting for a kitchen with no open space above the upper cabinets.This is a great ambient lighting solution.
8. Anotherambientlight source idea
Lighting inside this light well would be an indirect source, or a type of cove lighting
Methods forconcealing linear light sources on open ceiling beams
10. Concealed light sources on top of open beams reflects from the ceiling to create ambient light 11.
Ambientlight is best in layers, rather than as a single source, which can be harsh, like this chandelier
Here thesconceshelp give ambient light rather than relying only on a full-blast chandelier
The chandelier will appear to give most of the light, but can be dimmed, or use smaller bulbs and less harsh glare
Light layers are more flexible, and can save energy
How to place asconce --
A high wall sconce can be a good ambient light source
The light can reflect from the ceiling for effective indirect lighting
Torchieresoffer the same benefits as sconces for this examplethey provide ambient light that will seem to come from the chandelier, which can be dimmed
Here is a dining room using a chandelier along with cove lighting for layeredambientlighting
17. Thisindirectlight pendant is another option forambientlightgiving the same light as a chandelier without glare 18. ACCENT LIGHTING USED FOR DRAMA AND EFFECT TO HIGHLIGHT ART OR TEXTUREFOR UP-LIGHT ON INDOOR PLANTSOR OUTSIDE ON TREES 19. 20.
If its not practical to install a ceiling spot, a portable one can be placed on a bookcase or other tall item
Accent spots can be attached with a weighted or friction fastener
Up-lights in a plant pot (with a stake to hold them in place) are an easy and inexpensive way to get a glamorous look--and dramatic ceiling shadows
Placement of an accent spot light is very important
This spotlight is directly
above the sculpture,
and does not illuminate
This spot has been placed at the correct angle to show the face on the sculpture
An adjustable spot gives a little more flexibility
Lighting within an enclosed space needs to consider the heat given off by the sourceand check the local code
Note the fascia or valance (not valence) to hide source and stop glare