Considering a Bedroom’s Ambient Lighting

We have looked at how a bedroom is often used for numerous activities besides sleeping such as romance, dressing and grooming, relaxing, reading and even working. Due to its diversity, the bedroom requires various sources of light. Proper bedroom lighting is particularly important because most activities carried out in the bedroom are done during dark […]

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Determining Overall Bedroom Lighting Requirements

As we saw in the last post, there are many more possibilities for lighting requirements in a bedroom than a simple overhead fixture and a couple of table lamps set on either side of the bed. The bedroom can be an area for multiple activities and properly lighting this space for these activities can be […]

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Bedroom Versatility and Proper Lighting

Homeowners tend to ignore the bedroom when it comes to supplying proper lighting, considering it a place where only time is spent sleeping. However, the bedroom is actually quite versatile and can require more sources of light than simply an overhead and a couple of table lamps. Let’s explore the diverse activity options 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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Illuminating Texture is the Idea behind a Rustic Retreat

Rustic Defined Rustic home design has become a popular trend over the years with many people indulging in this pleasant style. The appeal of rustic furnishings is that it brings a little nature into the home, creating a peaceful and soothing atmosphere. Natural items such as stones, water fountains, woods, animal skins, rugged metals and […]

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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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Decorating Your Traditional Setting with Light

We’re going to side track from specific room lighting and explore several popular decorating styles. Since lighting plays such an important part of creating a pleasant and inviting atmosphere, we will look at how to use lighting effectively to bring out the best in these particular styles. We’ll start out by looking at traditional home decorating and how to apply lighting to enhance that style…

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Even More Living Room Lighting Tips

Decorating with light is a lot of fun and is much like painting with a variety of different colors. As you contemplate different ideas to renew the look and feel of your living room, consider these additional lighting tips. Keep in mind that a living room is generally a place where various activities are carried out, therefore different lighting structures are required to meet those demanding needs…

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How to Update Living Room Light on a Budget

There are some inexpensive ways to update and change the overall appearance of your living room without spending a bag full of cash. A little creativity using light and voila:  a brand new mood has been set. Since natural light is a great form for maintaining a good mood and healthy eyesight, try placing several […]

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Lighting Tricks to Make Those Little Living Room Things Stand Out

Normally, a living room is where we keep many of our precious treasures and, because they’re precious to us, we want to show them off. To effectively display our life’s many jewels, we need to cast a warm and highlighting glow upon them that will catch the eye of those passing by.

Today we’ll look at some lighting tricks to make those little things we display in the living room stand out…

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Specialty Lighting for Living Room Areas

The living room is often used as a recreation area, a relaxation area and an entertainment area. Because of these various features, many living rooms require specialty lighting which will effectively illuminate specific spaces for specific purposes.

Also, light serves several functions. Besides providing illumination so that we can see our way around a space, light also enhances the characteristics of its surroundings, creates various moods and helps us accomplish tasks more easily…

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Lighting Ideas for a Warm & Inviting Living Room

Let’s move into the living room now and delve into some warm and wonderful lighting ideas. The living room is a place of gathering and relaxing, so you want its ambiance to be both inviting and versatile in order to meet the needs of various activities…

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Beautify Your Bathroom with Accent Lighting

Although the bathroom is mainly a task oriented space, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be beautified. Besides, a room in which we spend so much time should bring pleasure as well as functionality to the users.

We’ve looked at adding the base coat of ambient lighting to the bathroom, and we’ve looked at providing sufficient task lighting to those areas which we give our close attention for grooming and preparing. Now the bathroom needs a touch of decorative accent lighting that will not only further brighten it up, but will also make it a more pleasant place to spend our time…

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