Recessed lighting is incredibly versatile as it can provide both task and ambient lighting to any area. Also referred to as can lighting and pot lighting, it is a type of lighting fixture that is mounted on a wall or ceiling which is mostly the case.
You already know how useful a recessed light can be from its versatility. But, did you know it can boost a room’s aesthetic appeal, too? It can if it is paired with a decorative recessed light cover. It often comes in the form of a trim ring and it is available in different colors as well as metallic finishes. A decorative cover can also be square in shape, which is perfect if the round ones are too plain, boring or conventional for your taste.
The trim ring or light cover for recessed lighting also serves a purpose apart from aesthetics and that is to cover the point wherein the downlight and ceiling join together to create an ultra-smooth transition in between the light and the surface.
The material and color of your decorative trim should complement or match the room.
If your goal is to maintain the focus on whatever your recessed light is illuminating, then opt for a thin trim with a color that is the same as your ceiling. Maybe what you want is to emphasize your ceiling. If so, then you can opt for colors and materials that will draw the eye upwards.
As you are thinking of getting a decorative trim, you should consider getting one that has lenses as it helps in blocking you from seeing the bulb that can have a glare. But, it will still depend on what you're trying to achieve. A lensed decorative trim for recessed lighting can also let you protect your light fixture if it is installed in your shower room. Whenever you take a hot shower, your bathroom steams up. Remember that electricity and moisture don't mix well. Putting a lensed trim over your lighting will block moisture from reaching the fixture and causing damage to your electrical system.