Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lighting tips

Photo from Kimberlee Jaynes porfolio

Photo from Kimberlee Jaynes porfolio
Lighting gives your home drama and accentuates the positives! You can have a fabulous floor plan and interesting paint colors, but poor lighting could mean none of your good work will be noticed.

If you are replacing a ceiling or building a new home low voltage lighting is the ultimate lighting source. The pure white light from these can lights are worth the added expense. Regular can lighting is very glaring and no matter how beautiful your home may be glaring lights will ruin the overall affect.

Table lamps are the equivalent of jewelry; they are the accessories to your room. Two tall identical floor lamps flanking a sofa act as sculptural elements more than mere lighting. Using a few high-style table lamps, along with floor lamps and sconce lighting, adds layers of light, and the differing light levels are what create interest.

If you have a tray ceiling (indentation, or coffered ceiling) an electrician can install cove lighting that will add another dimension to your room. Don’t forget to add a subtle color to your tray ceiling for added drama.
Designer Secret: To give yourself lots of flattering lighting options install dimmer switches on all of your lights, even in the bathroom!

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