Custom Ambient Lighting For a Comfortable and Relaxed Lifestyle

geometric pendant lights over kitchen island in modern rustic farmhouse kitchen design

There are a lot of things that make a house a home—interior design is one of them. You invest a lot of time and money to design and decorate your home. Creating a space you and your family love to spend time in is important. One area of interior design often overlooked is custom ambient lighting. Ambient lighting can create the feeling you're looking for throughout your home. 

Think about how you want the atmosphere to feel in your living space. Do you want your dining room to feel moody? Sophisticated? Dramatic? Your family room, cozy and relaxed?

Custom ambient lighting can provide subtle lighting in your cabinets, bookshelves, and many other areas of your home to help create a comfortable and relaxed lifestyle.

What is Ambient Lighting?

White kitchen with sculptural pendant lighting and recessed lighting

Ambient lighting can create a warm glow, adding to the atmosphere of a room. It adds dimension and depth and helps you obtain another layer of design for a richer, more sophisticated look. 

Ambient light is different from task lighting, which is aimed to help illuminate an area where work will be done, such as a desk lamp that properly lights the surface of a desk so you can get your work done, or bathroom mirror lights that provide ample light so you can get ready in the mirror. 

Accent lighting is another kind of lighting that typically is used to illuminate a certain item or feature. Accent lights are used to illuminate architectural details, paintings, sculptures and any other features you’d like to accent or emphasize in your space.

Types of Ambient Lighting

There are tons of ambient lighting choices on the market today, with beautiful options in every style. Whether your style is farmhouse, rustic, modern, bohemian, mid-century modern, minimalist, or shabby chic, there are ambient lighting options to help define your home's style. 

Here are some of our ambient lighting favorites to layer into our interior design:

Sculptural Pendant Lights

sculptural chrome pendant light trio over kitchen island in white kitchen

Sculptural pendant lights continue to be a huge design trend and for good reason—they’re gorgeous! 

Any room you install a sculptural pendant light to is going to have a ton of character and elevate your design to a whole other level. They can also help define the style you are going for in any given space. 

These custom ambient lights are often the first thing a person notices when walking into a room because of the dramatic way they hang from the ceiling. Using sets of two or three sculptural pendant lights over a kitchen island totally transforms and elevates your kitchen design game—like a work of art!

Pendant lights can be a great way to set the tone for any color or metal themes in your design. Loving the brass trend? How about a giant brass dome pendant light over the island? With brass hardware on your cabinets? 

Recessed Lighting

Another great lighting design option for adding sophistication and ambiance is recessed lights, sometimes called can lights. They are installed flush with the ceiling and are used for multiple purposes—task lighting, accent lighting, and ambient lighting. 

Recessed lights can create the illusion of space by not having light fixtures hanging down into the room

When on a dimmer, recessed lighting can help create mood and atmosphere by layering your lighting. Some lights may be used for specific tasks, while others can be dimmer to create a cozy feeling. 

Geometric Chandeliers

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Really want to elevate your interior design? Geometric chandeliers are where it’s at!

Unbelievably beautiful and sculptural, geometric chandeliers can be found in your style— glam, farmhouse, shabby chic, no matter what your style, there’s a geometric chandelier for you. They can make an over the top statement or offer a more subtle wow with a less complex geometric shape.

Geometric chandeliers come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and sizes and look amazing in a bedroom, dining room, nursery, bathroom, kitchen, or even a master closet!

In & Under Cabinet Lighting

custom cabinet light in cabinet

In and under cabinet lighting can have two purposes, it can be used as task lighting while you prepare your family’s meals, and it can create that subtle lighting that will give your kitchen that cozy feel of home. 

Whether you are thinking of installing puck lights, light bars, or led fixtures, Patton Electric can help you come up with a design plan that fits your budget and style.

Built-ins & Bookshelves

Living room with custom ambient lighting in built-ins and recessed lighting

Built-ins create a cohesive look in any room. They are the modern day entertainment center, but can also be used to store clothes, dishes, and are fantastic in home offices. Built-in furniture can really be created in any living space you’d like. 

They add architectural detail and when lights are built in it creates a unified, modern look to your interior design. 

Considering Having Custom Ambient Lighting Installed?

There’s no doubt that custom ambient lighting can help beautify your home and take your interior design to the next level.  More importantly, ambient lighting can truly help you create that cozy, relaxed atmosphere your family and friends will want to spend time in. 

If you’re interested in custom ambient lighting, Patton Electric can help you turn your home into your sanctuary. Whether you are building a new home, doing a renovation, or looking to update a particular room, Patton Electric has experience in custom ambient lighting and can get the job done right. 

Josh from Patton Electric is the best, most trusted electrician in Rogers, Arkansas. His clients are treated like family because he understands the important role your home plays in your family’s lifestyle. 

Josh takes the time to listen to each customer and offers a free consultation to discuss your custom lighting needs. Once he understands a client's needs, he creates an honest quote, and creates a plan to get your project done. 

Whether you’re looking to install recessed lighting in your kitchen, or custom lighting in the living room built-ins—Patton Electric is here to help.

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