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An effective way to maximize the appearance and functionality of any space is to light in layers. Multiple light sources help balance a room by minimizing glare and shadows, while adding depth and dimension. A light layering approach also improves a room's versatility. A well thought out lighting plan better accommodates the many different activities that can take place.

When developing a lighting plan consider the activities that take place in that room, how you want the room to feel, and which elements you want to highlight or hide. Know that track and recessed lighting can function as any of the first three layers of lighting, depending on how you direct them. Chandeliers and wall sconces can double as accent lighting, especially when installing dimmer switches. Remember that Mahlanders offers coordinating options for all lighting types, so you can easily achieve a harmonized look and feel throughout your entire home.