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How to Light Your Art and Decorations

Why would you hang beautiful works of art in your home if no one can actually see them? Shadows, glare, and lighting that is uneven can all affect the ways in which your art can be viewed in your home. Having proper lighting tips and techniques can really brighten up your home and make it easier for visitors to see the art and decoration.

You Want to Avoid Direct Light

It’s best to place art on a wall that won’t get direct natural light. It’s alright if it’s a wall that gets indirect light, but over time, the UV rays can fade your art.

Using Ambient Light

Move the artwork that is beside or above a table to where existing light may provide added depth and/or ambiance to the framed art. Move a table lamp or a floor lamp into the correct place so that your artwork can be lit properly.

Using Track Lighting Systems

Over the past few years, these lighting systems have come a long way. They are now much cleaner looking, and they can add quite a bit of depth and freshness to your home. Make sure you equip them with the right lamps and bulbs to get the right effect.

Using the Right Bulbs

LED lights are the best choice these days because they last longer, they are more energy efficient, and they don’t emit damaging light. Fluorescent lights, on the other hand, should be avoided because they are very unflattering.

Generally speaking, changing up the lighting in your home may be an excellent way to emphasize your artwork and decoration.