7 Tips to Get Your Lighting Right!!

Holidays are coming!

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Lighting can make a huge difference in the interior environment of your home.  Good lighting, used properly helps you to see better and perform tasks more easily.  It provides safety, security and a sense of comfort.  Lighting and lighting control also provides you with the flexibility to adjust and adapt the mood and ambiance of your home……….so, if you want your home to look and feel warm and cozy, light the fireplace and bring down the lights!

1. Canned lighting. While those canned lights in the ceiling provide a plethora of light, they can be harsh and unforgiving when illuminated to the fullest. The shadows they throw make anyone look tired and unattractive….especially those over a certain, unforgiving age!  Make sure your canned lights are on a dimmer and used for ambient lighting only, not task lighting.

2. Mix it up. Don’t be afraid of choosing different styles and sizes of lamps and chandeliers.  The rule of thumb years ago was that everything had to match….no more.  You can add sparkle, color and interest in the room by mixing finishes, shapes and textures.

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