Lighting

Sep 13

How to Choose the Right Light Bulb

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When choosing the right lighting for your home, you not only need to think about the fixtures but also the bulbs that will go in them. There are many different types of light bulbs available right now, varying in brightness, wattage, energy efficiency and more. Make sure you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each before you make your decision.

incandescent

Incandescent

Incandescent light bulbs are the most traditional bulbs on the market today. They are the least-expensive option, and they are still the bulbs that are most commonly used in homes. The light provided by standard incandescent bulbs has a yellow-white tone, and it appears warm and natural. These bulbs can be used with a dimmer so that their brightness can be adjusted as needed for the time of day, the room, the occasion and the fixture itself.

Sep 6

How to Select the Right Size Chandelier

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chandelier

Often, the trick to good interior design is about sizing up your choices and less about the decoration of the piece. This is especially important when selecting a chandelier for your dining room. Even the most fabulous chandelier, if too large, will simply overwhelm the room.

Aug 9

How to Decorate Your Bedroom – Lighting Basics

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Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It should be inviting and restful, a quiet retreat at the end of a long day. Lighting is an essential part of achieving that Zen-like atmosphere. You probably use your bedroom for lounging, reading, working on your laptop and, of course, getting dressed. Creating multiple layers of light can help you accomplish specific tasks while softly illuminating the entire space.

Jul 25

How to Light a Room

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One thing in design we can’t live without – good lighting. It is one of the most important elements in design, and yet most homes are either under-lit or you can use their space as a landing strip for an airplane. We would like to give you some simple ways to figure out not only how much light a room needs but what type of lighting you need.

Jul 22

How to Pick the Perfect Lamp Shade

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Mercury glass lamp with white lampshade

Picking the perfect shade is a lot like choosing the right jewelry – it has to fit the place and occasion, complement without overwhelming, and draw just enough attention to be noticed. And if you put it on and it doesn’t make your heart beat a little faster, keep looking. There’s something better.

Jul 20

How to Select the Right Size Dining Room Chandelier

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Select the right size chandelier

A chandelier adds ambiance and provides general lighting for dining and entertaining. You’ll want to choose one that’s large enough to wash the entire table in light, so you don’t leave some of your guests sitting in the shadows.

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