How to Put a Table Lamp Anywhere You Want

Home decor is a delicate balance between form and function. While everyone wants a picturesque home, the demands of real life tend to take priority. One of the most important decisions you can make when decorating your home is how to manage lighting. Each pool of light created by a bulb influences the appearance of your home, highlighting some areas while casting others into shadow. While your overhead lights should be able to fully illuminate the rooms for cleaning purposes, many people prefer the soft environment created by lamplight.  It's not unusual to find pools of gentle yellow light more…

The Secrets to Perfect Kitchen Lighting

Your kitchen lighting could possibly be the most important lighting in your home. After all, not only are meals prepared there, but the kitchen is often the focal point of the home.
Wall Light

More Clever Places to Install a Wall Light

Every home has it's lighting quirks. Certain areas of a home tend to be brighter or darker than others. Good light comes from well-placed light fixtures and daytime sunny windows. Darker rooms and shadowy corners are usually the result of poorly placed light fixtures, dim bulbs, or corners that 'hide' from the nearest bulb's glow. Over time, you get used to the patterns of dark and light in your home. The kitchen is likely the brightest place in your home, the laundry room is often the darkest. There are nooks and crannies that never get enough light and rooms that…
Ceiling Lights

3 Ways to Incorporate Ceiling Lights in Your Home for a Fresh New Look

Standard home furnishings only give you a bare minimum of light. If the furniture is surrounded by deep shadows or the light never seems to reach the corners of the room, it's time to take a second look at your ceiling lights. With a bit of renovation and new lighting fixtures, you can illuminate every surface of your home. Layered ceiling lights also make your home more inviting, more organized, and easier to work in. First, organize your new ceiling fixtures to give your home enough light. Then focus on adding task-oriented lights and ambient lighting. 1. Incorporate multiple sources…
wall lamp

7 Ingenious Locations For a Wall Lamp

  One of the best things about being a homeowner is the ability to completely customize your house. Rather than a place where many people could potentially live, your home is your castle. It should reflect the personality, lifestyle, and preferences of you and your family. In addition to fun things like paint colour and decor, one of the most profound things you can change about a home to personalize it is the lighting. While many homeowners take the time to replace the house's light fixtures with something they like better, few think to add new light fixtures where they…
dining room lighting

Choosing Dining Room Lighting

From home to home, no two dining rooms are exactly alike. Families will naturally choose furniture that suits their personalities and how they prefer to use the space. This variation makes perfect sense when you remember that not everyone dines the same way either. Some families come together every evening for a shared meal while others eat together only when their schedules allow. Some families reserve the dining room for formal dining, while others have their dining tables doubling as a home office. Dining rooms can be sparse or decorated, but one thing that matters in every dining room is…