Archive | March, 2011

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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