Make your next lighting project easy with our lighting guide. Good lighting can make tasks, such as cooking, working on crafts, or simply reading, more enjoyable; lighting can create a certain atmosphere and can be a measure of safety. Learn how to evaluate the rooms and spaces in your home to decide what types of lighting you need and where it will need to be placed. Since different rooms are used for different purposes, they will have specific lighting needs. We'll guide you through the process of lighting planning, making it easy and efficient. Get ready to plan lighting for your spaces by starting with a basic understanding of the three layers of lighting. Ambient is the layer of light that illuminates the space overall, accent lighting highlights certain features or points in a room, and the third layer, task lighting, sheds light on specific area to make a task easier. Once you've determined what kind of lighting you need and where it needs to go, you can start deciding on light fixtures and choosing lamps, lampshades, chandeliers, sconces, and more to make your lighting as beautiful as it is functional.