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How-To: Light Your Home in Style

When it comes to decorating my own home, I've always found that I tend to focus on big furniture pieces and rugs first, and fill in the lighting and accessories almost as an afterthought. But it's important to think about how your lighting choices will affect not only the brightness of a room, but also the feel of it. House to Home has a helpful article about home lighting with a handful of style ideas that I thought I'd summarize for you.

  • Make a focal point out of your lamp by choosing a bold shade and simple base. Make sure to tie in the shade's color scheme with the rest of the room.
  • In your home office, use bright task lighting that directly spotlights your work area. Try clamp lights, which don't take up counter space and can be easily moved around.
  • Add drama to your dining room with a large, low-hanging chandelier. But, keep it flexible by attaching a hook to the ceiling which can adjust the height of the chandelier.
  • Light artwork and photographs with a picture light on the wall above them to give them direct light.

For more tips on home lighting, check out House to Home.

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shoppindiva shoppindiva 8 years
love the red and green
Home Home 8 years
Hi cptnruthless, I'm pretty sure it's the Santa & Cole Tripode Floor Lamp ($1000).
Home Home 8 years
Hi cptnruthless, I'm pretty sure it's the <a href="">Santa & Cole Tripode Floor Lamp</a> ($1000).
amers230 amers230 8 years
kind of in love with that coffee table, not gonna lie
cptnruthless cptnruthless 8 years
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