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See the light

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Ask any de­sign pro­fes­sional, and he or she will tell you that the key es­sen­tial to any suc­cess­ful room is light. Light­ing al­ters the mood of a room, af­fects paint and stain col­ors, and de­ter­mines whether or not the space is a plea­sur­able place to read, watch TV or chat with friends.

A tim­ber home’s great room can be an es­pe­cially chal­leng­ing place to il­lu­mi­nate ef­fec­tively. Soar­ing trusses of­ten trans­late to tall ceil­ings. Light from con­ven­tional lamps can get lost in the vast di­men­sions of the room, and tra­di­tion­ally sized over­head fixtures may not throw off enough lu­mens to reach you. That’s why light­ing schemes that com­bine am­bi­ent, ac­cent and task light­ing are so im­por­tant. In the next few pages, we’ll show how three di­verse tim­ber home great rooms em­ployed light­ing schemes that work to their ad­van­tage.

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