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Bathroom Lighting Ideas:3 Tips to Achieve Ideal Bathroom Lighting Design

January 04, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom Lighting

bathroom lighting ideasIf you are looking for bathroom lighting ideas, we have three tips that are guaranteed to work in any bathroom. Creating the best lighting design for your bathroom happens when you provide enough light to illuminate and enhance you bathroom. There are three layers of light that are key in creating the ideal lighting design: ambient lighting, tasking lighting and accent lighting.

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the general or overall lighting used to illuminate your bathroom. This lighting usually comes from an overhead light fixture. Ambient lighting is sufficient lighting to light an entire room. Some great light fixtures for ambient lighting are ceiling light fixtures and recessed light fixtures.

Task Lighting

The bathroom is used for personal grooming such as shaving and applying make-up. This is why task lighting is an important aspect of bathroom lighting. To receive optimal task lighting, bathroom light fixtures should frame the mirror. Commonly, wall scones and vanity light fixtures are used to provide bathroom task lighting.

Accent Lighting

Bathrooms are no different from other areas of the home. Often, there are decorative pieces placed in bathrooms to enhance the décor. Usually, accent lighting is paired with these decorative pieces to optimize the room’s décor. The best bathroom light fixtures for accent lighting are track light fixrtures or small recessed lights.

Bathroom lighting design is very important is creating a functional and stylish bathroom. Incorporating the key factors and the best light fixtures, creating a relaxing and stylish bathroom is all in the planning. If you are still unsure when selecting bathroom fixtures, we have more bathroom lighting ideas to help you master lighting design.

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Adesso Floor Lamp

December 15, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures


Luminous and slender, the Hamptons lamp from Adesso is both enduringly lovely and unmistakably modern. Designed for living rooms, dens, and bedrooms, the lamp combines a walnut-finish pole with an elongated cylindrical shade. The shade features a double-layer design with variegated beige linen on the outside and crisp white on the inside. This layering adds depth to the lamp’s look and bright warmth to its light. As a charming touch, the lamp turns on with a pull chain that sports a wooden ball at the end. Standing 65 inches high, it has a 10-inch base and takes up to a 100-watt bulb. The shade is 21 inches high and 9-1/2 inches in diameter. Adesso also makes a coordinating Hamptons table lamp.

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Flush Mount Lighting: What is Flush Mount Lighting?

December 15, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Flush Mount Lighting Fixtures
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Dhaval_Suthar]Dhaval Suthar
Quoizel Flush Mount Light Fixture

Light plays an important part in the look, feel and atmosphere of your house. Whether the light is natural or artificial, the proper use of light can transform your house from drab to dazzling. The play of dappled sunlight through sheer curtains or the glow of a fancy night lamp on the wall surrounding it can evoke wonderful feelings of joy, contentment and satisfaction. Truly, a house becomes a home when it has the right ambiance; otherwise, it is only a shell.

However, to make light work for you, it is important to understand the different kinds of light. To a layman, all lights may seem the same. But, if you want to design your house so it encapsulates all your desires and dreams, then, you have to discern the minute differences in the various types of light.

There are basically three kinds of lights in a room. These are task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting. The clever combination of these three kinds of lighting and the appropriate use of each in the different areas of the room will ensure that you have just the right pool of light in every corner of your home.

Task lighting, as the name suggests, is used to throw focused, clear light. This is the kind of lighting you see above study tables, in libraries or in the areas lying above the kitchen workplace. These are busy places where people come only to get their work done. Accent lighting is somewhat similar to task lighting, but its purpose is slightly different. Accent lighting is used to throw certain features of the house into sharp relief. An excellent example is the kind of light used near art pieces to accentuate the beauty of the piece. You can see accent lighting above the vanity mirrors in bathrooms. Ambient lighting, as the name suggests, is used to create ambience. In this case, the light would be a soft, muted glow through a beautiful fixture. Ambient lighting simply enables us to see clearly; it performs the function of natural light. Ambient lighting is a fundamental part of the design of any room.

These kinds of lights can set the right mood to any room. They are versatile and available in all kinds of style and color. So it becomes easy for you to express your individual taste and style. Styles vary from brass, crystal and pewter to popular bronze and wrought iron finishes. In flush mount lighting fixtures, the bulb is completely covered by the bowl of the fixture. These fixtures make use of bulbs with lower wattages, as there is no gap for the heat generated by the bulb to exit.

These fixtures are a fantastic substitute for recessed lighting.

Due to the very nature of their muted light, [http://www.lampdeals.com]flush mount lighting fixtures are a welcome addition on medium to high ceilings. They add just the right kind of warmth to entry foyers, giving your guests a feeling of warm welcome.

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Crystal Chandelier: Classic Elegance

December 15, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Product Description
A Great European Tradition. Nothing is quite as elegant as the fine crystal chandeliers that gave sparkle to brilliant evenings at palaces and manor houses across Europe. This beautiful crystal chandelier is decorated with 100% crystal that capture and reflect the light of the candle bulbs, each resting in a scalloped bobache.The timeless elegance of this chandelier is sure to lend a special atmosphere in every home! Please note this item requires assembly. This item comes with 18 inches of chain. SIZE: H.27″ X W.32″ 12 LIGHTS. Lightbulbs not included

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Basement Lighting Design: Easy as 1..2..3

December 14, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Basement Lighting Design 101

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Basements are no longer used solely for storage.  Basements are used for a variety of reasons these days from entertaining friends, to storage, living space and at times even  as a workshop.  It is important as with any living space to properly plan lighting design for your basement.

Recessed Lighting and track lighting are both perfect for basement lighting. Basements are usually used to entertain or for recreation. Both recessed lighting and track lighting easily enhacnce the décor of a space. While these type of fixtures can upgrade a space instantly, they are very inexpensive in comparison to other forms of lighting.
When designing lighting for your basement, make sure the basic components are addressed. For instance, when mapping out the placement of light switches, make sure a light switch is placed at the top of the stairs or at the entry of the basement. It can be very challenging and at times to enter a basement without proper lighting. The power switch for lighting should be easily accessible. Also, ensure there is adequate power for the lighting design. Poor planning in this area can lead to power failures, faulty wiring or worse, a fire. Finally as with lighting design for any room, consider the use of the room. If a portion of the basement will be used for a study or office, make sure adequate lighting is provided for reading or similar tasks.
Your basement lighting plan is just a second away. Proper planning and careful execution can yield wonderful results. The tips we have shared are sure to get your basement lighting plan off to a great start!

Recessed Light Fixtures: Perfect Bathroom Lighting

November 28, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Bathroom Lighting, Light Fixtures

Recessed Lighting

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Recessed lighting is a form of lighting often used to enhance the décor in bathrooms. Recessed light fixtures can be used as general bathroom lighting or within showers or over a bathtub or whirlpool. While recessed lighting can be added during a home renovation, there are also forms of recessed lighting that has to be installed when the home is built. Let’s take a closer look at recessed light fixtures and the many possibilities of decorating with a recessed light fixture.
As mentioned above, recessed light fixtures can be used in the bathroom, specifically in the shower stall. Sounds dangerous right? Well, there are recessed light fixturesthat are “Suitable for Wet Locations”. If decorators plan to use a light fixture the fixture MUST carry the label “Suitable for Wet Locations”.
There are some recessed light fixtures that have to be installed before the ceiling is closed. This usually means that the fixture has to be installed as the house is being built. However, there are fixtures that can be added to a house that is not in building phases.
Recessed light fixtures lend many options to decorators looking to enhance their current lighting design. Sit down and create a plan to determine exactly what type of recessed lighting is required for your space.

Add a Personal Touch: DIY Light Fixtures

June 17, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Creating a custom light fixture for your home is an excellent option for homeowners looking to enhance their home’s decor. Not only are these light fixtures unique and one of a kind, they also allow individuals to add a touch of their personality to their home!

MopTopMaven created this beautiful Structural Pendant Lamp for her home. How beautiful! Think of the possibilities!

She even posts the following tutorial to help you get started:

DIY Structural Pendant Lamp (Adapted from Design*Sponge)
You will need:
40 Sheets of Felt (Although about 2 1/2 yards from a craft/fabric store should suffice, and will also be much cheaper)
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

Melodi Lamp from Ikea (Mine was $12.99, although they had a BIG Melodi Lamp on sale for $4.99)
Scissors
Patience

Use a fabric pen/pencil to draw a circle about 1-2inches in diameter on a piece of felt.

Cut out the circle, and use it as a template to cut HUNDREDS of circles out – Don’t worry if your pieces aren’t all the same size.

Take a circle & fold it in half. With your hot glue gun, place a line of glue down the center of the crease [the back of the crease, not the front]

Overlap areas so that you can fill in the spaces, and create more of a “fluffy” appearance. That’s all there is to it, you can put them in all in one direction like I did, or lay them out randomly like Kate from Design Sponge.

Check out MopTopMaven to view more DIY projects!

Lighting and Contemporary Lighting: Is there a difference?

June 16, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Kitchen Lighting


LED Under Cabinet Lights – Contractor Kit

When shopping for a light fixture for the kitchen, many are not considering the design of their homes decor. Perhaps the buyer may consider matching the color, but that is about as far as many will reach.

We found the following exert from Contemporary Interior Designs very helpful. Check it out:
Modern lighting is generally characterized by clean, simple; however, it may also contain elements of elaborate scrollwork. Contemporary kitchen lighting fixtures may be constructed from iron, bronze, or brass. Generally, modern kitchen lighting does not have colored class in its elements. Because it is used primarily to enhance the brightness of a room, kitchen fixtures that have glass elements tend to be luminescent in their shades’ coverings. The homeowner’s personal tastes and the overall décor of the room will determine the appropriate type of lighting fixtures for a kitchen.

Very interesting right?
If you would like to read more, visit Contemporary Interior Designs for a wealth of information concerning contemporary style home decor.

Classic Light Fixture|Vintage Chandeliers

February 23, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Vintage Chandelier: Only a Few Left!!

Vintage Chandeliers Are Classical and Filled With Elegance

Vintage Chandeliers Are Classical and Filled With Elegance
By Des Smalls

Are you a homeowner looking to add a vintage look of complete elegance to

your home? Then what better way to do this than to have vintage chandeliers

hanging from the ceiling which will make you be the envy of the whole

neighborhood? You can create any atmosphere you like by adding a chandelier to a

room. You can create the look that you are after whether you want to create:

o A Romantic Mood

o Calm

o Elegance

o Warmth

Why should you go for Vintage Chandeliers?

Do you think that chandeliers are something that really would add some great

character and personality to your home? The great news is that there will be a

vintage chandelier to suit everyone’s differing tastes. The benefits from having vintage chandeliers are easy to see and it is not hard

to see why these types of chandeliers are a popular choice. However, why do

people love to have these in their homes? There is not much out there that can

ooze elegance like it and there is just something about them

that increases the mood of the house.

The choice that is available is staggering and if you delve back into time, you

will notice that a lot of famous people have had them in their homes. They have

always been a popular choice and they still remain as a popular choice for many

people today. If you are searching for antique vintage chandeliers, you may be interested in

finding out about the history and the period from where the type light

originated from. You may be able to find books or to ask an antique dealer and

when all else fails, search on the internet for it.

Are you looking for:

o Victorian chandeliers

o French antique chandeliers

o Or any other vintage chandeliers

The chandeliers mentioned above will have a lot of history attached to them and

because of this, coupled with the time frame, then you could end up spending a

fortune on getting them for your home. For a lot of people, they are fascinated

about vintage chandeliers and it gets to the stage for them where money is no

object and that they must have them in their homes.

You do not have to spend a fortune on purchasing them because

there is a large range of chandeliers that are not as expensive, but which are

still high in quality. You can find the chandeliers anywhere, whether you:

o Search on the internet for them

o Go into your local department store

o Mail order catalogue

If you are stuck for inspiration or if you want to find a great vintage chandelier, you can browse in a store or online to find what suits you. There is a great range in many places, so if you want to add instant elegance to your home, you will be able to do it easily.

[http://www.snslamps.com], which is a division of SNS Designs, Inc. They carry wide selection of unique Chandeliers [http://www.snslamps.com/chandeliers.html], Vintage Chandeliers [http://www.snslamps.com] and Antique Chandeliers. They offer the most popular housewarming ideas, such as tiffany style lamps, table lamps, buffet lamps for everyone.

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Swag Lamps: The Pefect Light Fixture for You?

February 13, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

Kathy Ireland Pacific Gateway Swag Pendant

If you are new to interior lighting and light fixtures, the term “swag lamp” may sound strange. A swag lamp is bascially a lamp that hangs from the ceiling. How is a swag lamp different from a chandelier or pendant lighting? We found this description to clarify:
“In interior decorating, swag generally just refers to something that is hung from the ceiling in a certain method. The name comes about because the object is hung by two hooks with a swag in between them. So a great number of things and light fixtures can be “swag.”” (visit here for more on swag lamps
Unique Swag Lamp

Swag lamps are available in an assortment of styles, colors and sizes. These lamps can compliment just about any style of decor.