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Interior Lighting Ideas

March 29, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

flush mount light fixtureWhether your building your dream home or remodeling an existing one, you know that good lighting can make or break a space. If you want a good balance of natural and artificial light that helps keep a space well lit for daily tasks, but with a warm ambiance consider the following:

What kind of lighting does your home need? Sure, you need a mix of light sources at varying levels, but how can you make sure that it’s both practical and comfortable in summer/winter/fall or spring?

Before we break down lighting tips room by room, let’s take a look at the kinds of lighting available to you. Ambient or general lighting illuminates the entire room. It usually comes from a recessed or track lighting fixture. Sometimes it’s bright, like a wall sconce in a bathroom, sometimes it’s dim, like an overhead light in the den. Most ambient or general lighting should have dimmer switches for added flexibility. (more…)

Decorate Your Home With Lighting

March 29, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

There are few things you can do in the home to improve look that are as simple and as efficient as changing the kind of lights you use. A change for example from standard incandescent bulbs to halogen spotlights or large pendant lights with subtle, low energy bulbs can drastically change the mood of a room and bring out the best in your internal decor.

How To Use Spotlights

Spotlights are great for highlighting certain areas in the room and make great lights to use for bathrooms. A well done spotlight setup in a bathroom can flood the room with light and can make a previously dull room sparkle, the same goes for bedrooms where using directional spotlights you can highlight different areas in the room and really bring out the best of your room decor.

Recessed ceiling spotlights are great for large or small areas to flood a room with light – this also gives the neatest installation and leaves an uncluttered look.

Using Large Pendant Lights

pendant light fixtureLarge pendant lights can be used in larger rooms and are great in kitchens. Lights are available in a variety of colours and materials which blend in with kitchen worktops, cupboards etc and as these sorts of lights give a natural flood of light to certain areas positioning is important. Of course you can always combine the aesthetic effects of using pendant lighting with more directional, sharper light you get from spotlights if you want for example to provide more light around kitchen worktops. (more…)

General Lighting with Kitchen Ceiling Lights

March 14, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen ceiling lights are a common fixture in almost every kitchen.  Kitchens decorated in all styles all require general lighting.  Ceiling light fixturesare great sources of general lighting.

What is general lighting?

General lighting, also known as ambient lighting, is used to illuminate or highlight a room.  This is the basic light used for simple tasks such as putting away groceries or having a discussion with friends or family.  Tasks that require attention to detail, such as washing dishes or chopping vegtables, require additional lighting. Kitchen ceiling light are the best option for general lighting. Ceiling light fixtures are usually placed in the center of the room or strategically placed throughout the room providing even lighting.
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Bathroom Lighting Ideas: Pendant Light Fixtures for Bathrooms

March 08, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom Lighting

Looking for bathroom lighting ideas that are a little different from your average bathroom lighting? Consider a pendant light fixture for your bathroom. Most bathrooms feature wall sconce lighting, a bathroom pendant light fixture will give your bathroom a stylish and elegant look. Pendant lighting is a great source of task lighting. When installing pendant light fixtures in your bathroom, make sure to place fixtures in areas that require task lighting such as around mirrors and near the shower stall or bathtub.

Check out these stylish and trendy bathroom featuring pendant light fixtures:

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Secto Pendant Lamp by Seppo Koho

March 06, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Secto Design Pendant LampThe stylish Secto Design Victo pendant lamp by Seppo Koho is a simple and chic pendant lamp. The shades on this lamp are made of  PEFC  certified  Finnish birch. The shades consist of laminated birch slats  connected by rings of aircraft plywood. Step outside the box with this unique pendant light option by interior architect Seppo Koho.

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Give Your Home Curb Appeal with Exterior House Lighting

March 05, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Outdoor Lighting

Looking to add to your home’s curb appeal? Exterior house lighting can instantly add drama and style giving your home major curb appeal. As your curb appeal improves, watch the value of your home increase as well. Let’s take a look at some ways to effective use exterior house lighting to upgrade your home.

Exterior lighting creates shadows and highlight various areas outside your home. These lights can also improve the security of your home by discouraging intruders by creating a well lit property. Properly planned exterior lighting can also easily catch the eye of people passing by your home. This is definitely an advantage to homeowners looking to sale their home.

Outside Decorative Lighting
Inside the home, decorative lighting is used to emphasize painting, plants or other home accents. Decorative lighting used outside the home can be used to place emphasis on trees, lanscaping, the home itself or other aspects of your home

Exterior home lighting can serve multiple functions. Whether you are looking for an option to illuminate all of the areas surrounding your home or increase your home’s curb appeal, exterior house lighting is the way to go!

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Bathroom Lighting Ideas: Chandeliers

March 03, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom Lighting

When considering bathroom lighting ideas, one of the last light fixtures that will likely come to mind is a chandelier. Chandeliers are usually used in high traffic areas such as the dining room or entry of a home to add granduer and style. If you desire a feminine or dramatic lighting design in your bathroom, switch things up and opt for a small bathroom chandelier. Adding a chandelier to your bathroom will instantly create a “boutique” feel in your bathroom which works wonders for your decor.

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Chandeliers for Little Girl’s Bedrooms

March 01, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Bedroom Lighting, Light Fixtures

Every princess deserves a bedroom fit for royalty. Adding a chandelier to your daughter’s bedroom is a great way to add a touch of “royalty” to your daughter’s personal space. Check out these adorable bedroom chandeliers.

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