8 Beautiful Ways to Use Recessed Lighting


Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures.

Recessed lighting is a beautiful way to illuminate a room, hall or entry. Recessed lighting cans range in size, from small for accent lighting to large for task lighting. Here are 8 ways to use recessed lighting in your home.

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Recessed lighting can illuminate a small space like a foyer or mudroom in warm washes of light. Smaller recessed lights highlight art or objects in nooks, on walls or on shelves.

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This living room, designed by Parisian interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, uses inset recessed lighting to create a channel of light in the ceiling. Beautiful!

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A well lit kitchen will have an array of lighting: task lighting, under cabinet lighting, and ceiling lighting. Recessed lighting on a dimmer can light the kitchen with both ambient overhead lighting and task lighting.

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Beautiful recessed lighting works wonderfully in a contemporary space to highlight artwork or an interesting wall surface. Recessed lighting is sleek and when off, virtually disappears.

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Recessed lighting along the perimeter of a room can highlight artwork and seating areas. Arranged in zones with dimmers, recessed lighting can be used to create different types of lighting for watching movies, playing board games, or entertaining.

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Recessed lights can transform a converted basement from dreary to gorgeous. This living room, designed by Candice Olsen, is actually in a basement. Incredible!

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Small recessed lights in a bathroom nicely complement larger lighting like chandeliers and wall sconces. These small lights create beautiful, soft pinpoints of light.

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For bookcases, display cabinets and shelves, recessed lighting can beautifully highlight objects, books, art and china. Inset within the cabinet, recessed lighting creates an intimate environment.

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