Change the Lighting, Change the Room

Have you ever been inside a room that had lighting that just didn’t work? Living rooms with too much bright light, frustratingly dim kitchens or unflattering lighting in the bedroom can put a damper on even the most well-decorated home. If your home is lacking in the lighting department, these simple tips will help you cast a flattering glow on every room.

  • Living room lighting can be very tricky. Since sitting rooms come in all shapes and sizes and are used for a variety of purposes, getting the lighting right can be a challenge.  Balance and adaptability are key for a well-lit living space. Think chandeliers, floor lamps or soft lamps on side tables. In addition to casting a warm glow, small lamps on side tables will enhance your the look of decor with their colors and patterns.
  • When it comes to the kitchen, keep your lighting flexible. Kitchens tend to be the hub of the household, being used for much more than just preparing meals. Save the fancy chandelier for placing above the reclaimed wood furniture in the dining room and invest in overhead lighting for the kitchen. If it has an island, consider adding a series of pendant lights about 40 inches above it for proper illumination.
  • Your bedroom is your peaceful sanctuary, and the lighting should always reflect that. Overhead lights should have a dimmer switch to change the ambiance when need be. If you read in your bedroom, keep shaded lamps on your bedside tables. Just don’t make those bedside tables your only source of light for the room. A soft chandelier also looks lovely in the bedroom.

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