Why is Lighting So Important?

Home Stager with Colorado Premier Staging, LLC


For many people, lighting is an afterthought. They look at 

paint color, furniture style, or how to accessorize their room before they even think about its lighting.  Lighting, however, is not just another accessory and certainly should not be an afterthought. Rather it is an integral part of a room's form and function.


Lighting affects how a room or even an entire home is perceived. If the lighting is done well, the rooms in a home will seem warm, friendly, and even cozy. If the lighting is done poorly it can make the rooms feel dark, dreary, drab or even cold.

The quantity and intensity of light will even change how we see the color in a room. Colors look different depending upon whether they are viewed in natural light or at night with artificial light.


When identifying lighting requirements, it's important to keep in mind the purpose for the room and the purpose of the lighting. For instance, you normally want to have general illumination in each room. It provides the basic lighting for the entire room. Most often it will be placed in the ceiling but it can also come from wall sources. 


Next is task lighting. It will provide strong, focused light that should be placed where we will be working. That may be task lighting for an office, or directed light for a reading or sewing area, or task lighting for the kitchen where food is normally prepared.


Last is decorative or accent lighting. This kind of lighting will enhance the ambiance of a room and can be used to highlight decorative objects such as artwork. Decorative lighting is also a great way to highlight a focal point for a room that needs additional interest.


If you are looking for help with lighting ideas, we would love to assist you.

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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I learned this lesson the hard way.  Great suggestions.

Oct 16, 2012 10:54 AM #1
Teri Clardy
Colorado Premier Staging, LLC - Littleton, CO
APSD Certified Home Stager Pro

Thanks Kathy, sometimes the best lessons learned are the ones learned the hard way. :-)

Oct 16, 2012 12:42 PM #2
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Teri, lighting in homes is very important and love your suggestions.

Nov 19, 2012 10:36 PM #3
Teri Clardy
Colorado Premier Staging, LLC - Littleton, CO
APSD Certified Home Stager Pro

Thanks Joan, I really appreciate it.

Nov 20, 2012 04:38 AM #4
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