If you’re a collector of art and have multiple pieces displayed in your home, consider enhancing each piece with specialty lighting. When you direct light on fine art, the light brings out the color, design, and creative beauty of the pieces.
Lighting for Different Types of Art
Paintings — Hang a picture light above each painting that you’re interested in enhancing. You can choose from multiple finishes to match your decor. Select a metal finish for a classic look. Choose a black or white fixture for a modern look. Or choose a finish that coordinates best with the painting. Once in place, the light will stream down on your picture and highlight its artistry. If you’re worried about heat, opt for an LED picture light.
Sculptures — If you have one or more art sculptures in your home, try hanging a pendant light over each piece to enhance its design. If you don’t want a pendant light, you can opt for an adjustable spotlight. Choose a fixture with a single light to shine down on your sculpture. If you have two or three sculptures together, you can select a spotlight with multiple bulbs and direct each one exactly where you want the light to hit.
Collectibles — For open shelving with collectibles, track lighting will work well to highlight your treasures. Select a fixture with several lights to span your shelves. If needed, you can hang multiple fixtures over long shelves. Track lighting will illuminate your collection while blending in with your home’s decor. Select a white fixture that matches the ceiling or choose a contrasting color for a more distinct look.
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