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Tips for Choosing the Right Wall Sconces

Wall sconces are not only great lighting ideas, but they also add an artistic splash of beauty to your home. Sconces can be used as aesthetically pleasing placements of wall art as well as for casting playful shadows across walls, furniture and room decorations. Adding a dimmer switch increases the effect of varying moods according […]

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Liven Up Your Hallway with These Lighting Ideas

Hallways, like entranceways, are often ignored when it comes to proper and attractive lighting. Usually, they are equipped with only a single, traditional bulb or small fixture placed in the center of the long expanse which is meant to light the entire space. This is a problem because hallways are often either one of the […]

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Creative Lighting for Native World Rooms

The Southwestern style of home décor is very popular. However, with today’s intertwining of world cultures, other native based decorating styles have risen in popularity. The exotic decoration features of African tribal décor as well as the South American cultural styles of the Aztec, Maya and Inca are similar to the Southwestern Native American décor […]

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Proper Ways to Illuminate Your French Country Home

French Country Defined The French Country style of décor is a cross between the elegant and the rustic. This attractive style adds bright, happy colors, like pinks, yellows, oranges, lavenders and light hues of blue and green, to walls, curtains and other furnishings. Floors and walls are often tiled in patterns utilizing these colors. Also, […]

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Bring Your Victorian Home to Life with Light

Victorian Defined

Victorian home design relates specifically to the elegant tastes of Queen Victoria of England, a period which lasted from 1837 to 1901. Because the Queen’s reign lasted so long, the Victorian period is actually broken down into early, mid and late periods.

Materials like velvets, intricately woven brocades and lace, both in doilies and fringe, are common for Victorian design, as are hues of gold, royal blue, burgundy, mauve and green…

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Ways to Create Contemporary Lighting Effects

Contemporary Defined

The word ‘contemporary’ is often used when referring to interior design. However, what, exactly, does contemporary mean, and how do you create lighting effects that complement a contemporary home style? Good questions. Glad you asked!…

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