Tuesday, September 16, 2014
posted by Jacqueline
Lighting is a crucial part to any design. Without it we would live in darkness. With it we can enjoy dimly lit dinners, safely chop vegetables and make a dramatic statement with style!
Of course, there are rules to apply such as heights, sizes, etc., or not. Possibly there are rules to break (see some below). But just remember this one thing….layered lighting is the best lighting!
For additional lighting tips, check this out.
Everyone has to have a decorative light above the dining table, right? Well, what if it was a floor lamp? Yes, a floor lamp! Doesn’t matter the source on this one, just make sure you can dim the light and see the person across from you. Bon appetit!
Dining tables are not the only table that can hold a decorative fixture. Accent a sitting area by putting a dynamic fixture above a cocktail table!
Task lighting is always a must! You have to see to read and work! Never forget your desk lamp and your nook light!
Speaking of reading. Read often, in bed? Make sure you have adequate lighting by adding a sweet little book light!
While on the subject of task lighting. No greater room deserves more attention to lighting than the kitchen. Make sure in addition to your decorative lighting, you have overhead lighting, under cabinet task lighting and light those cook tops!
And last, but not least, small rooms with limited overhead lighting, such as butler’s pantry, can be brightly lit not just with those under cabinet lights but also above with cove lighting. Throwing light up to bounce off the ceiling is a great way to get an overall glow!
How can you incorporate layering of lighting into your home?
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