4 tips to show off your favorite home accents with lighting

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Did you just hang up a new painting? Are you especially proud of the display over the mantel? Do you have a framed autograph from your favorite athlete? If you want to show off these items to your guest without pointing them out yourself, let your lighting do it for you. Accent lighting is a great way to modestly show off your prized features. Simply point the lighting at your favorite items and they instantly become a talking piece.

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  • – If you’d like to feature crown molding around a ceiling, install indirect tape lighting to showcase it. This will elevate the room as a whole and is sure to impress your guests.
  • – If you want to place more attention to a mirror, install lighting behind it. This will create a stunning halo effect. Bathrooms are a great location for this type of accent lighting.
  • – To feature an entire collection, install undercabinet lighting under every shelf on a bookcase. Your guests won’t be able to miss it
  • – Make sure you use LED for your accent lighting so that you don’t have to change out the bulbs very frequently. LED lighting will outlast traditional incandescent bulbs so they’re safer to use in hard-to-reach areas, like where you would typically place an accent light.

Insight and ideas courtesy of Progress Lighting partner Crescent Electric Supply Company